International staff members play an integral
role in PCHR's operations. At any one time
there maybe up to 4 international staff members
- some contact employees and some interns.
PCHR's internship programme provides a small
stipend (enough to live on in Gaza) and:
with an understanding of overall human
rights issues in the OPT and an overview of
mechanisms available within and to a local
human rights organisation.
intern's skills with concrete experience.
Draws from the
experience of students or graduates of
various cultures, skills and backgrounds.
Interns should have
or be near completion of a degree in law,
international law, international relations,
political science, social sciences, or Middle
East studies. Preference will be given to
interns with interest and background in human
rights issues. Applicants should have an
excellent command of English and drafting
abilities, as well as solid proficiency in MS
Word. Arabic language is also useful.
Interns are assigned
to the various PCHR Units according to the needs
of the office and their own areas of interest.
They are involved in drafting analytical papers,
reports, editing, press releases, and
researching human rights issues.
duration of the internship programme
Internships are a
minimum of three months and interns may have
their contract extended in agreement with the
Board of Directors.
Access to the
Because of the
severe difficulties in gaining access to the
Gaza Strip PCHR takes applications from interns
all year round - however PCHR can not assist
with facilitation of entry through the Erez
checkpoint. Because of this many of the interns
who we employ are unable to reach the Gaza
Strip. If your internship application forms
part of coursework or final results in exams it
may be worth taking the difficulties in gaining
access to Gaza into account.
accommodation, often shared with other interns.
A weekly stipend is paid.
covering letters specifying areas of interest
and period of availability should be addressed
to the Director at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. A writing sample in
English, preferably on a human rights-related
topic, should also be attached.