I learnt that when one advocates for the human rights of one particular group, all groups benefit.
The evolution of the human rights movement is intertwined with Jewish experience and Jewish values. It is vital that people from all walks of life understand and advocate for their rights.
René Cassin is very happy to host work experience students and provide the opportunity to learn about our human rights campaigns and gain insight into what it’s like working for a human rights charity.
Your work will include supporting the team by attending meetings and events with partners; conducting research; working on social media and any other ad-hoc needs in a friendly work environment.
Interested in undertaking some work experience with us and working to champion human rights?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the dates you are available and why you would like to undertake work experience at René Cassin.
Have a read through the testimonials from our most recent work experience students:
Work experience student Mollie writes on the campaign to have misogyny classified as a hate crime
“I learnt the importance and significance of what René Cassin stands for and the crucial role the organisation plays within society”
Lily Compton reflects on how her work experience week has inspired her to not just observe events, but to take action to protect human rights.
Leah Malkinson explains how her work experience week was not just admin and making coffee, but rather “immersed [her] into the world of human rights activism”
By Eliana Levy, July 2019 I first heard of René Cassin at a volunteering fair at my school, Hasmonean High School. They were talking about how I could volunteer with them and also about the work experience that they offer. As someone who feels very passionately about human rights, I saw this as a great […]
By Grace, Work Experience July 2019 Slavery, trafficking and indefinite detention are some of the greatest human rights issue of our time, affecting the mental health of those most vulnerable, to the brink of everlasting despair. Home Office ‘illegally’ put trafficking victims in detention centres, report finds- @ukhomeoffice need to drastically improve how they identify […]
By Joshua Wuggenig I came to René Cassin at a particularly daunting time for human rights around the world, with Western countries catering further and further to far-right groups and policies, bringing discrimination and hate crime into the public view, and brutal crackdowns on minorities by countries around the world – the Uyghurs in China, […]
Two student from JFS, Georgie and David, have created a wonderful short podcast outlining a brief history of human rights in UK.
“I’ve picked up a sense of empowerment to follow my new-found enthusiasm for human rights, and an appreciation for my Jewish heritage”
Freya Papadopoulos discusses how her work experience at René Cassin has exposed her to the necessity of kindness and empathy in everyday life
Joe Rowan reflects on René Cassin’s nurturing environment and his personal passion for activism.
Isobel Mintz reflects on how her week with René Cassin has opened her eyes to a “unique perspective on human rights”.
David Cohen explains how a week with René Cassin has challenged his cynicism with regards to work experience and the human rights sector as a whole.
Georgie joined the René Cassin team for a week in July 2018. She left feeling that she’d been given the tools to engage in her own future human rights activism.
She expected photocopying and making coffee; instead she got her “own personal enlightenment”.
Work experience student, Ella Marshall, describes her crash course in human rights.
Have a read and find out what our brilliant work experience students Liora and Nathaniel have been doing with us this summer.
Zoe Samama recently completed her work experience with us – have a read of what she got up to.
Have a read and find out what our wonderful work experience students Soroh, Jessica and Julia have been doing with us this summer.