Intern for the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

Humanities, Law, Social Sciences
Czech Republic
1 Oct, 2018 to 31 Mar, 2019
20 Aug, 2018

General information

6 months
3-4 days per week

People in Need's Human Rights Department is looking for an Intern within the Erasmus Program

Gain direct experience with the support of basic human rights in the diverse and international environment of People in Need (PIN). During your internship, you will have the chance to actively co-operate on the support of human rights activists and dissidents.

The primary goal of People in Need's Centre for Human Rights and Democracy is to support independent human rights activists and groups in countries with repressive regimes who are the target of persecution, harassment, or arrests because of their opinions or activities, and to strengthen civil society in countries that are going through democratic transformation. The international team of the Human Rights department currently implements their activities in 18 countries. You can find more information about the programs here:

Why to do your Internship in PIN:

  • You will gain an insight into the workings of one of the biggest international non-governmental organizations in Central Europe
  • You will learn about the specifics of working with human rights in practice, and you might meet inspirational human rights activists while doing so
  • You will come across interesting (and sometimes surprising) information regarding the context of the countries we work in

Your tasks within the Internship:

  • Assisting a research project focusing on the relations between businesses and human rights: research activities, data analysis, case-by-case analysis
  • Supporting the Media Coordinator: translations of articles between English and Czech languages, reviewing the current content on our website, assisting with our social media management, preparing interesting posts, creating a calendar of significant human rights anniversaries, supporting the planning of simple campaigns
  • Reviewing our contact database and bringing it up-to-date
  • Completing administrative tasks


The dates of the Internship and further requirements:

  • Between October 2018 and March 2019, or based on an agreement
  • Workload between 30 to 40 hours a week, 5 days a week
  • Fluency in English, and in Czech or Slovak


How to Apply:

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and motivational letter to Lucie Franková at [email protected] by August 20, 2018. We will respond to all candidates by August 31, 2018; shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.


No financial compensation


human rights  civil society  people in need  dissidents  research  

Additional Information

The internship can be part-time to full-time, depending on the agreement.
English: Proficient User C1
Czech: Proficient User C1