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:
Provides interns 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.
Enhances the intern's skills with concrete
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
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.
Dates and 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
Access to the Gaza Strip
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.
PCHR provides accommodation, often shared with other interns.
A weekly stipend is paid.
Resumes with covering letters specifying
areas of interest and period of
availability should be addressed to the Director at: email@example.com.
A writing sample in English, preferably on a human rights-related topic, should
also be attached.