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Internship Opportunities

 

Manushya Foundation offers opportunity to interns to develop a unique experience of supporting local communities to access justice through UN human rights mechanisms and in improving the human rights situation on the ground.  

Thai Human Rights Research Intern

Description of Duties & Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Advisor, the intern would be based with Manushya Foundation,
in Bangkok, Thailand, or would be home-based, and would primarily support translation and research
related to human rights challenges in Cambodia, Laos, Nepal and Thailand:
• Conduct research and analysis on the human rights situation in Asia, in particular: research and
writing on human rights and development issues of marginalised groups in Cambodia, Laos, Nepal
and Thailand;
• Prepare case studies for advocacy purposes at the national and international level;
• Support the development of concept notes, policy papers, and contribute to knowledge products for
Cambodia, Laos, Nepal and Thailand;
• Support awareness raising on human rights issues, including: updates to Manushya Foundations’
social media; development of blog posts and website stories;
• Assist in translating documents and social media content from English into Thai and vice versa;
• Update terminology database and keep glossaries of technical terms;
• Support all aspects leading up to consultations and workshops, including collaborating with regional
and national partners on the agenda and organisation of meetings, among other administrative
tasks;
• Assist in any other relevant tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Starting date: The intern is expected to start as soon as possible.

How to apply?

 

Please send 1 writing sample, CV and cover letter to: contact@manushyafoundation.org

Deadline: Until the position is filled.

Contact: contact@manushyafoundation.org

Please download the complete job description here and see the required qualifications.

Internship Opportunities

Manushya Foundation offers opportunities to interns to develop a unique experience of supporting local communities to access justice and in improving the human rights situation on the ground. For the internship opportunities currently available with us, please see below: 

Communication & Advocacy Intern

Description of Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Executive Director and the Research & Advocacy Team members, the intern would primarily support communications related to the implementation of the objectives of Manushya Foundation:

  • Develop and disseminate webstories, multimedia, blog posts, knowledge products and resources amongst human rights organisations, civil society, development organisations, and the diplomatic community;

  • Assist in writing press releases;

  • Social Media Management: develop social media content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Youtube, etc.), invite users to follow/like Manushya Foundation;

  • Update the website to build Manushya Foundation’s web presence;

  • Develop Manushya’s newsletters on Mailchimp;

  • Copy editing of papers and reports;

  • Create infographics for social media and/or documents; participate in the design of documents such as reports, press releases, factsheets, invitations to events, and more; 

  • Conduct research and analysis on the human rights situation in Asia;

  • Support the development of concept notes, policy papers, and contribute to knowledge products as necessary;

  • Support all aspects leading up to consultations and workshops including collaborating with regional and national partners on the agenda and organisation of meetings, among other administrative tasks;

  • Assist in any other relevant tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

 

Profile needed

 

  • Degree in communications, development, human rights, international relations, or any related field;

  • Knowledge of human rights mechanisms;

  • Strong interest in supporting local communities;

  • Interest in advocacy at the international level;

  • Experience in communications, social media, and/or web development; knowledge of Wix, Wordpress and Canva is critical;

  • Strong analytical skills and dedication;

  • Attention to detail and willingness to learn;

  • Excellent oral and written English;

  • Experience working on human rights issues is a strong asset.

  • Knowledge of Thai is an asset.

 

Internship conditions

 

The internship can be an online or in person internship, and it is full time for a period of three to six months between February 2021 and August 2021. The intern is expected to start the internship on 15 February 2021. The internship is not paid.

 

Interns will get first-hand experience working with communities on the ground, to gather data and information. All costs incurred during these field visits will be covered by Manushya Foundation for the duration of the internship.

 

How to apply?

 

Please send your CV and cover letter to: laurene@manushyafoundation.org AND emilie@manushyafoundation.org

Deadline is 26 January 2021.

 

Please download the complete job description here and see the required qualifications.

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Founded in 2017, Manushya Foundation serves as a bridge to engage, mobilise, and empower agents of change by: connecting humans through inclusive coalition building and; by developing strategies focused at placing local communities’ voices in the centre of human rights advocacy and domestic implementation of international human rights obligations and standards.

 

Manushya Foundation strengthens the solidarity and capacity of communities and grassroots to ensure they can constructively raise their own concerns and provide solutions in order to improve their livelihoods and the human rights situation on the ground.