Internships

 

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 experience.

  • Draws from the experience of students or graduates of various cultures, skills and backgrounds.

Background required

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.

 

Assignment/Tasks

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 Directors.

 

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. 

 

Conditions

PCHR provides accommodation, often shared with other interns. A weekly stipend is paid.

 

Application Procedure

Resumes with covering letters specifying areas of interest and period of availability should be addressed to the Director at: pchr@pchrgaza.org.  A writing sample in English, preferably on a human rights-related topic, should also be attached.


 



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