Internship – Human Rights

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The Office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the Secretariat department responsible for strengthening international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.

This announcement broadcasts international internship assignments with the OHCHR Regional Office for the Pacific (ROP). Established in 2005, the Regional Office helps strengthen OHCHR’s presence in the Pacific region in partnerships with the Pacific island countries and areas that include: Australia, Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Working closely with UN partners in the region, National Human Rights Institutions, civil society, and other stakeholders including the Secretariat of the Pacific Community/Regional Rights Resource Team, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the Asia Pacific Forum, the Regional Office for the Pacific gives particular importance to the work on climate change and human rights.

Based in Suva, Fiji, under the overall direction of the Regional Representative, the intern reports to the Deputy Regional Representative or the respective Human Rights Officer within the the assigned work unit. The internship assignment shall be for an initial period of three (3) months, renewable for a combined period of six (6) months, upon further approval by the supervisor, and a scheduled commencement date during the first quarter of the coming year, ranging/starting from March 2020 to December 2020.

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