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DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Shelter City Amsterdam is looking for a Summer Intern!

Are you looking for practical experience in the field of human rights? Stichting URGENT / the URGENT Foundation is looking for a summer intern to work on projects combining human rights, journalism, and project management from July 2021 to the mid-September.
The intern position is mainly related the Shelter City Amsterdam programme, a temporary relocation program for human rights defenders to allow them to rest and recover from work, focus on their health and personal development, and expand their network and advocacy with Dutch NGO’s and funds. This summer, we will be receiving a human right defender from India who work for Dalit rights and against the caste system, with a focus on the rights of workers in the textile and fashion industry.

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU

  • Motivation to work in the field of human rights and support an activist during their stay in Amsterdam,

  • Flexible and able to work independently,

  • Preferably have an interest in South Asia and/or human rights in the textile industry,

  • A positive and problem-solving attitude, as well as good communication and organization skills.

  • English proficiency is required and living in Amsterdam is preferred. 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

 
  • A chance to support the work of a human rights defender
  • Work experience in the field of human rights, journalism and event planning
  • You will be working from our office in Pakhuis de Zwijger - in the center of Amsterdam – with a small team in an informal setting,

  • We offer an internship compensation of €550,- full time or €275,- part time depending on your availability and the work load.

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