MINELRES: ERRC seeks applicants for its Romani internship programme

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Fri Jun 11 18:05:22 2010

Original sender: European Roma Rights Centre <errc@errc.org>

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) invites applications for its
Romani internship programme at its office in Budapest, Hungary, for the
period September 2010 - February 2011.
Interns are provided with accommodation and a cost of living stipend for
the duration of their time at the ERRC. In 2010, the ERRC is introducing
an optional in-country component to its internship programme, in which
the ERRC and selected interns will work together to implement jointly
community-based human rights initiatives in a Romani community as follow
up to the time spent at the ERRC office.
Internships at the ERRC office will be offered on a competitive basis
for periods of 3 to 6 months; following successful completion of the
in-office internship, a maximum of six months will be supported for the
in-country component.
Applicants should have:

- Extensive experience living and working in Romani communities; 
- Good command of English, both written and spoken. Romani language
skills are a plus; 
- At minimum, completed secondary education; university level studies
- The ability to working a diverse, multicultural environment in a
proper, timely fashion with supervision; 
- Good organisational and communication skills, commitment and
- Flexibility and the ability to work independently as well as in a
- A proven track of activism in the Romani movement; and 
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office. 

Applicants should be a minimum of 20 years of age. The ERRC seeks
applicants representing all segments (women, LGBT, disabled people, etc)
of the Romani community in this programme.
All interns will receive professional guidance and be directly
supervised by the Human Rights Trainer. Interns will also work together
with the other ERRC programmes, including research and advocacy, legal,
communications, as well as finance, operations and executive management.
Activities and tasks of interns shall include both theoretical and
practical components, including but not limited to:

- Researching Roma rights related topics; 
- Monitoring of stakeholders, policy-makers, think tanks, etc.; 
- Detailed monitoring of news and information on Roma rights; 
- Attend meeting and events related to the mission of ERRC and produce
briefing documents; 
- Assist in ERRC activities and projects, including
- Other tasks to be determined together with the Human Rights Trainer
and the project related supervisor. 

Individual projects to be implemented in-country will be supervised by
the Human Rights Trainer.
Interested candidates should send:
- a curriculum vitae (maximum two A4 page); 
- a letter of interest (maximum one A4 page) including your starting
time availability; 
- contact details for two references; and 
- a short proposal for the in-country internship follow-up.  

Only complete application packages will be considered.
Application packages should be sent to:

Csilla M. Farkas, Operations Director
Subject line of message:  ERRC Romani Intern Search
Email: csilla.farkas@errc.org
Fax: +36 1 4132201
The deadline for applications is 11 July 2010 at midnight CET time.
Applications received after this date will not be considered. Only
short-listed applicants will be notified. If you have not been contacted
within three weeks of the deadline, consider your application was not
accepted in this round. A new call will be issued in the spring of 2011,
please check our website.
 ERRC 2010. All rights reserved 


The European Roma Rights Centre is an international public interest law
organisation which monitors the human rights situation of Roma and
provides legal defence in cases of human rights abuse. For more
information about the European Roma Rights Centre, visit the ERRC on the
web at: http://www.errc.org
To support the ERRC, please visit this link:

European Roma Rights Centre
1016 Budapest
Naphegy ter 8

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