Internship: Human Rights Defenders and Security programme

At Justice and Peace, we believe that the most effective way to promote universal human rights globally is through the support and protection of local and grassroots human rights defenders. Through the Shelter City initiative we offer human rights defenders at risk a three-month temporary stay in one of the Shelter Cities, so that they can continue their work safely and effectively in the long term.

Within this programme we are looking for an intern that can support the Human Rights Defenders (HRD) team for the period 1 February – 30 June 2019. 

Internship: Human Rights Defenders and Security programme

Part-time, 32 hours a week

The internship includes the following activities:

  • Supporting the team on the topic of security and protection of human rights defenders; in particular with the logistical and substantive organisation of the training courses that will take place between April and June;
  • Support the trainees throughout the training programme;
  • Develop communication materials to promote the training;
  • Help develop training materials on our resource page on Justice and Peace’s website;
  • Assist in the overall project management (implementation, evaluation);
  • Assist in developing other project activities that arise during the internship period.

We are looking for candidates with the following competences:

  • A Bachelor or Master’s degree level student in a discipline related to (international) human rights, law, social sciences, politics;
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English language (in addition French and/or Spanish or another foreign language are highly valued);
  • Result-oriented, organised, flexible, stress resistant, professional, team player, open and creative mind, analytical skills.

We offer you:

  • Internship allowance of € 400 gross per month (based on 36 hours);
  • Full travel allowance (2nd class);
  • A workplace at our great office (Het Nutshuis) in The Hague centre;
  • Fresh coffee (Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato … we have everything!);
  • 50% discount on your lunch at the Juni Café at Het Nutshuis;
  • Good atmosphere in a small team, where working hard and having fun go hand-in-hand;
  • Possibility to get acquainted with the many organisations and people who work for human rights.

Are you interested? Send your motivation and CV to Marieke van der Vliet, Head of Programmes,, citing ‘Internship HRDs Programme’ . Deadline: this vacancy will be open until 20 January 2019. Interviews will take place end of January. For more information: Suzan Goes: or +31 (0)70-7631419.