Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Kenya Human Rights Commission Internships

The KHRC Internship Programme is one of the leading programmes in the Kenyan democracy and governance sector in terms of offering hands-on training for human rights practitioners.

The Commission hosts between 15 and 18 interns annually and fully involves them in all aspects of its operations.

Application requirements:

·         Interns should apply to the Internship Committee at the Kenya Human Rights Commission.

·         A letter describing why you are interested in interning with the Kenya Human Rights Commission and what special skills or experience you have that would fit with our programmes.

·         A resume / curriculum vitae showing academic accomplishment, work experience, volunteer experience etc. Please include your email address.

·         The names, phone numbers and email addresses of two references (one academic and one work-related preferred).

·         Please include the title and organisation of the referees and a few words indicating the context of your work with them.

·         A brief unedited (professionally) writing sample that should be an academic essay roughly five pages long on any issue around human rights.

International applicants only:

·         Summer internships require a minimum commitment of twelve weeks.

·         Fall and Spring teams usually involve a commitment of 3 months.

·         If your availability does not match the time period above, please inquire about alternatives.

Internship Dates:

1st quarter Team (January - March)

Deadline for receipt of applications - December 1st

Advise applicants by; December 18th

2nd Quarter Team (April - June)

Deadline for receipt of applications - March 1st

Advise applicants by; March 18th

3rd Quarter Team (July - September)

Deadline for receipt of applications; June 1st

Advise applicants by; June 18th

4th Quarter Team (October - December)

Deadline for receipt of applications; September 1st

Advise applicants by; September 18th

International Applicants:

Summer Team: May - August

(Firm application deadline February 1st)


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