AT IIMA & VIDES Human Rights Offices


Unpaid internship


Job description

Under the supervision of IIMA’s Main Representative at the United Nations, the interns will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the unit with the day-to-day management of relations with the Human Rights Council, Treaties Bodies, collaboration with other NGOs, through the Forum of Catholicinspired
  • NGOs, CCIG, Platform on the Right to Education, etc.;
  • Attending meetings, conferences, seminars, which may involve research work and reportwriting;
  • Representing the Office at meetings;
  • Analysing human rights data obtained from FMA and VIDES volunteers worldwide and
  • writing documents in multiple languages on FMA activities in the world;
  • Collaborating in the preparation of training courses for IIMA Human Rights Defenders on
  • international mechanisms to defend and promote children and women’s rights;
  • Collaborating in the organization of Parallel Events at the Human Rights Council, focusing on rights of the child;
  • Updating daily the Blog and Facebook of the Office of Human Rights.


  • We are looking for candidates that meet the following mandatory requirements:
  • Student or Master’s degree, preferably in a relevant field (e.g. international relations, international law, international economics, political sciences…).
  • An excellent command of English. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is highly valued and appreciated.
  • Age between 21 and 30.
  • Available for 3 months or 6 months.
  • Moreover, successful candidates will fulfil the following conditions:
  • a demonstrated interest for Human Rights action, especially the Right to Education;
  • flexibility and an ability to assist with a variety of tasks based on the needs of the unit.


To apply

Interested candidates should send their CV (with photo) in either English or French.