REDRESS is seeking a current Journalism student or recent graduate looking to expand their CV with an interest in developing a career in the Third Sector or human rights field. The placement will be based in our London office (87 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5HJ).
We seek to provide REDRESS interns with the experience of working in an NGO, and so each REDRESS intern is likely to work on a number of assignments at the same time. These include: conducting research relating to torture and broader human rights issues; helping prepare a range of communications materials (e.g. press releases, media briefings); writing content for the website and social media sites; tracking media coverage; maintaining and updating REDRESS’s database of media contacts; assisting in developing audio-visual materials that promote REDRESS; and assisting with other duties that may be reasonably expected.
REDRESS is an international human rights organisation that uses the law to seek justice and reparation for survivors of torture, to combat impunity for governments and individuals who perpetrate torture, and to develop and promote compliance with international standards.
We bring legal cases on behalf of individual survivors, and advocate for better laws to provide effective reparations. Our cases respond to torture as an individual crime in national and international law, as a civil wrong with individual responsibility, and as a human rights violation with state responsibility.
REDRESS is active in many different parts of the world. We currently have over 60 active cases and projects in 38 countries worldwide including in Sub-Saharan Africa, the MENA region, Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Qualifications and experience:
- Current Journalism student or recent graduate with an interest on human rights issues and/or international affairs; candidates with other academic backgrounds might be considered if they have experience in any of the tasks previously mentioned.
- Excellent writing skills: ability to interpret technical material for a wide range of audiences.
- Strong interest and knowledge of the UK press.
- Strong knowledge of social media platforms.
- Must be reliable, self-motivated and have strong organisational skills.
- Must have a genuine interest in human rights and the principles of REDRESS.
- Fluency in English.
The following are desirable:
- Graphic design skills.
- Good IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel.
- Good knowledge of languages other than English, in particular French, Spanish or Arabic.
Applicants should be able to intern at REDRESS for a minimum of two days/week during the course of 10 weeks.
This is an unpaid volunteer position. REDRESS will cover travel and lunch expenses of up to £15 per day depending on location.
Prospective candidates requiring financial support are encouraged to seek financial assistance from their academic institutions, outside fellowships and/or grants.
How to apply:
If you would like to be considered please email the following to [email protected], indicating “Media Intern application – April 2019” in the subject heading:
- your CV;
- a brief covering letter highlighting your key skills;
- two writing samples.
Deadline for applications: The deadline for applications is Sunday 28th of April 2019. Interviews will take place during the week of the 29th April 2019.
Start date: Week of the 6th of May 2019.
Unfortunately, REDRESS cannot sponsor individuals applying for internships to help obtain visas.