URG Fellowship 2021
The Universal Rights Group (URG) is looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for human rights, as well as knowledge of international relations, and research and writing skills. URG is the only think tank in the world focused uniquely on international human rights policy, examining the international human rights system and its impact on the ground.
This will be a full time, six month (October-March) paid Fellowship that will take place remotely due to COVID-19, with the option of returning to some in person activity depending on agreement between the intern and the supervisor, and in line with Swiss regulations.
The URG Fellowship is an entry-level opportunity for recent graduates with relevant early career experience to pursue a career within the international human rights system. It aims to give the successful applicant a comprehensive grounding in the work of the UN Human Rights Council, its mechanisms, the Treaty Bodies, the wider UN human rights ‘pillar,’ the regional human rights systems, and the ways in which universal norms are translated into domestic improvements in the enjoyment of human rights. It is also designed to provide a foundation for, and entryway to, a potential full time analyst position at the URG.
The Fellow will support the work of URG analysts to implement various projects covering a wide range of institutional and thematic human rights issues, as set down by the URG Board of Trustees in the organisation’s two-year Global Strategic Plan.
Please find the complete Terms of References for the Fellowship here.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their CV (including the contact details of two referees), with motivation letter and an unedited writing sample to email@example.com by Friday 8 October 2021.
Please include ‘URG fellowship application (name) (SURNAME)’ in the subject line of the application email.
URG-NYC Internship Fall 2021
The Universal Rights Group (URG) New York is looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for human rights, as well as knowledge of international relations, and research and writing skills. URG is the only think tank in the world focused uniquely on international human rights policy, examining the international human rights system and its impact on the ground.
This will be a four day per week, five month (October-February) volunteer internship that will take place remotely due to COVID-19, with the option of returning to some in person activity depending on agreement between the intern and the supervisor, and in line with NYC health regulations, and the regulations of the City University of New York Graduate Center, where the internship is based.
As a member of a small team, the URG NYC intern will gain skills and experience in substantive research, writing, grants, administrative support, event logistics, communications, and social media, as well as a strong understanding of several United Nations human rights mechanisms and forums. The intern will also have the opportunity to publish a blog post on an area of interest in human rights on URG’s website. The internship offers a unique opportunity to work at the cutting edge of international human rights knowledge, research, and counsel.
URG internships aim to provide current masters students or recent graduates from degree level university courses (ideally at Masters level) with a first professional experience in the world of international human rights policy. Applicants must have recently completed their degree or be in the process of completing their degree (i.e. have the possibility of undertaking an internship as part of their degree). The degree should be in a relevant discipline such as human rights, international relations, international politics, or international law.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; the (flexible) start date will be October 20, 2021.For more information, see the vacancy announcement here: URG-NYC Fall 2021 Internship Vacancy Announcement. Please apply by sending a motivation letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention ‘NYC Internship 2021’ in the subject line.
If you are not available for any of the aforementioned vacancies but are nevertheless interested in submitting a spontaneous application to URG, please send your motivation letter and CV (with the contact details of two referees) along with your period of availability to email@example.com.