René Cassin offers internship opportunities throughout the year.
René Cassin internships provide direct exposure to the workings of a human rights organisation, close supervision by the staff, interaction with other NGOs and policy makers, and opportunities to attend lectures and special events relating to human rights. Internships are generally unpaid. Academic credit may be available.
Applicants should be undergraduate and graduate students in human rights, law or related subjects with strong writing and research skills. Excellent oral and written command of English is essential. Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of human rights concepts, and good attention to detail, organisational skills and judgment. Basic computer skills (i.e., MS Office suite, internet proficiency) are required; design and communications experience is a plus.
Please send a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to unsuccessful candidates.
René Cassin does not discriminate in its hiring practices.
“I interned at the international human rights NGO, René Cassin, in London. Going overseas and working alongside an expert was quite a different experience to classroom learning – my mentor there was fantastic and she really helped me develop my practical skills. I received a good exposure to human rights and international law, and developed a strong interest in social justice from this experience.” Ken Ooi, University of New South Wales, Australia
“Interning overseas at René Cassin was a truly eye-opening and rewarding experience and affirmed my strong interest to pursue a career in human rights law. I gained a valuable insight into policy and international human rights while simultaneously improving my organisational, research and writing skills. It was deeply gratifying being able to see the tangible impact of my work from inside the office translate to making an impact in the community. By the end of 3 months I really felt part of the René Cassin fabric – I was given the opportunity to represent René Cassin at a UK All Party Parliamentary Group meeting and at the Rights Beyond 2015 human rights and equality conference. Overall it was a highly worthwhile experience that I would recommend to anyone who is aspiring to work in social justice and human rights.” Annette Haddad, University of New South Wales, Australia
“I interned at the René Cassin Headquarters in London for three months. The experience was invaluable on both a professional and personal level; it enabled me to learn so much about the inner workings of the charity sector and to hone my professional and legal skills in a friendly work environment. It was very rewarding to be part of such meaningful work and my time here has definitely shaped my ambitions for the future. I would recommend this internship to all law students with a passion for human rights.” Talina Hurzeler, University of New South Wales, Australia