National Housing Federation
25 Procter Street
Telephone: 020 7067 1010
Fax: 020 7067 1011
The National Housing Federation represents 1300 independent, not-for-profit housing associations in England and is the voice of affordable housing. Our members provide two million affordable homes for five million people. The mission of the National Housing Federation is to support and promote the work that housing associations do and campaign for better housing and neighbourhoods.
UN Human Rights Committee
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
52 rue des Pâquis
CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 22 917 90 00
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. We have a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.
227 Granite Run Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: (717) 464-3220
Fax: (717) 464-9046
HOPE International (HOPE) is a Christian faith-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on poverty alleviation through microenterprise development.
International Organization for Migrants
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Vilsonovo Setaliste 10
71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia
Tel: +387.33 648 137
Fax: +387.33 648 202
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is a migration crossroads between Eastern and Western Europe. The 1992-1995 conflict destroyed the social and economic infrastructure and forced over half of BiH’s citizens to leave their homes. Today, the return of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), the large-scale demobilization of soldiers and a rise in irregular migration continue to render migration a major challenge to BiH’s post-conflict recovery and development.
IOM aims to contribute to the government’s goals of ensuring stability and facilitating development. Assistance in the return of irregular migrants as well as the return of BiH nationals, the fight against trafficking and post-conflict assistance to redundant military personnel remain important activities. IOM is also increasingly focusing on building the capacities of national institutions to manage migration flows, including irregular migration and trafficking in human beings. This work involves close collaboration with governments, local NGOs, the European Commission, and international organizations.
International Organization for Migrations (IOM)
Vilsonovo Setaliste 10
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone: (387-33) 648-137/150/160
Language: English, Spanish, or French
Salary: Unpaid but monthly sustenance allowance provided as well as insurance
for occupational injury and illness.
After half a century of worldwide operational experience, IOM has become the
leading international organization working with migrants and governments to
provide humane responses to migration challenges. Established in 1951 as an
intergovernmental organization to resettle European displaced persons, refugees
and migrants, IOM has now grown to encompass a variety of migration management
activities throughout the world. With offices and operations on every continent,
IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: 1)Assist in meeting
the growing operational challenges of migration management, 2)Advance understanding
of migration issues, 3)Encourage social and economic development through migration,
and 4)Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.
Interns tend to be students approaching the end of their programme or graduates
between 19 and 32 years of age. The main objectives of internships are to provide
students with the opportunity to learn about IOM's activities, to gain initial
work experience, and/or to prepare for a degree dissertation. IOM provides on
the job training to interns so that both they and the organization can benefit.
In addition to this, IOM evaluates interns who may eventually be included on
the roster for future external vacancies. Furthermore, internships build links
with other institutions and universities. Internships can last from 8 weeks
to a maximum of 6 months. The initial contract can be renewed, provided that
the overall duration does not exceed 6 months. Applications must be made in
one of IOM's official languages (English, French or Spanish). Applications in
other languages may be rejected. Deadlines vary—see website for current vacancies.
Thomas Clarkson House
Phone: (44-0207) 501-8920
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Anti-Slavery International is the world's oldest international human rights
organization, founded in 1839. It is the only charity in the United Kingdom
to work exclusively against slavery and related abuses. The organization works
at local, national and international levels to eliminate the system of slavery
around the world by: 1)Urging governments of countries with slavery to develop
and implement measures to end it; 2)Lobbying governments and intergovernmental
agencies to make slavery a priority issue; 3)Supporting research to assess the
scale of slavery in order to identify measures to end it; 4)Working with local
organizations to raise public awareness of slavery; 5)Educating the public about
the realities of slavery and campaigning for its end.
Anyone interested in applying for a voluntary position, an internship or work
experience should send a CV and cover letter to the address below outlining
the kind of work that they would like to be considered for. Internships at Anti-Slavery
tend to be more academic and project-led in content. Overseas applicants who
are registered with a validated Student Exchange Scheme are invited to apply
for an internship, (minimum three months.). Most interns will have been or are
currently in the process of achieving a Bachelors or Masters degree in a related
subject, i.e. International Relations or Human Rights. London-based students
studying for a Masters degree may complete an internship to compliment their
Bohemia Corps, Czech Republic
Drahobejlova 54, 190 00 Praha 9
Bohemia Corps' mission is to encourage volunteerism among people living in
the Czech Republic, through different educational and humanitarian projects
for public benefit. Through the tolerance and respect project, Bohemia Corps
is working to help in solving race-related problems in the Czech society. The
organization created lesson plans for conversational English that are supposed
to encourage discussions among students. The important aim of the project is
to encourage attentive listening to other ideas than just "mine".
Students, as well as their Czech and foreign teachers are learning how to become
active citizens holding their own ideas. Variety of skills gained during these
lessons should help students in becoming more tolerant towards other perspectives,
ideas, people and cultures than just their own.
A decade after the fall of communism, Bohemia Corps holds a unique position
in the country as it successfully brings together a large number of volunteers
to work on projects to improve the country’s daily life in terms of tolerance,
human rights understanding and implementation, and updated civic education.
It also helps people redefine and do volunteerism in a society that still usually
thinks of it with the taint of communist-forced memberships. Educating people
for active democratic citizenship is an important component of what volunteers
could be involved in. Please contact Bohemia Corps directly in order to receive
the correct application requirements and internship procedures according to
your experience and interest
Victims Survivors and Trust (VAST)
1A Rockmore Road
Belfast BT12 7PD
North of Ireland
Phone: (028-90) 222181
VAST is a charitable organisation based in the north eastern six counties of
Ireland, drawing most of its membership from the West of the city of Belfast
but with links to the rest of the island and to Britain. It is the Trust's belief
that the most fitting memorial to all of the victims of the war on the two islands
of Ireland and Britain will be a peaceful outcome brought about through dialogue,
understanding and the promotion of the truth.
Internships include administrative work as well as accompaniment. Interns will
learn the innerworkings of an NGO as well as gaining a deeper understanding
of the situation in Ireland. Contact the organization directly to find information
on current vacancies.
NIS-US Women’s Consortium
1621 North Kent Street, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22209, USA
Phone: (703) 525-9430
Website: http://yiec.euro.ru/e_w.htm and www.winrock.org
Salary: Stipend given covers transportation, housing and meals
The NIS-US Women's Consortium is a coalition of women's non-governmental organizations
(NGOs) of the New Independent States (the NIS) and the USA. The main goal of
the NIS-US Women's Consortium is to facilitate interaction and collaboration
among women's NGOs to help foster democratic, sustainable societies in the NIS
and to improve the status of women in the NIS and worldwide. The NIS-US Women's
Consortium is administered by Winrock International and has two offices: in
Arlington (Virginia, the USA), and in Kyiv (Ukraine).
Winrock’s volunteer assignments work a variety of sectors and areas. The purpose
of the Volunteer Program is to help host organizations solve specific problems.
Assignments range from agriculture to women’s employment, from business skills
to organic certification training. Opportunities change frequently and current
opportunities are listed on the website. Approximately half of the assignments
focus on agricultural related topics. Volunteer assignments typically range
from two to four weeks, including travel time. A small number of volunteers
are fielded for up to eight weeks. Their Volunteer Program provides for round-trip
economy airfare, en route expenses (including the costs of passports, visas,
and required immunizations), and a per diem to cover housing, meals and incidental
expenses. A travel advance will be provided via a wire transfer to your bank
account about one week prior to your departure.
224 Lisburn Road
Belfast. BT307NP. N. Ireland.
Phone:(44) (0)2890 663465
The Peace People began in 1976 as a protest movement against the on-going violence
in Northern Ireland. Over 100,000 people were involved in the initial movement
and two of the founders, Mairead Corrigan (now Mairead Corrigan Maguire) and
Betty Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize for that year. Since its inception
the organization has been committed to building a just and peaceful society
through nonviolent means - a society based on respect for each individual and
that has at its core the highest standard of human and civil rights. Nonviolence
is at the centre of the Peace People's approach to building a just and peaceful
society. They draw their inspiration from historical figures such as Mahatma
Gandhi and Martin Luther King. The Peace People work with young and old to try
to heal divisions, which keep us apart and feed the fear, the violence and injustice.
By bringing people together and getting to the heart of the issues and experiences,
which shape and separate us, the Peace People help to challenge prejudice and
conquer fear. Volunteer opportunities are limited but please email the above
Commonwealth Medical Association
London WC1H 9JP
Phone: (44-20) 7272-8492
Email: Send electronically on website
The main objective of the Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) is to strengthen
the capacity of medical and other health professional associations in developing
countries to promote the health and well-being of their communities. Having
regard to the critical health issues involved, its activities are concerned
mainly with women's and youth health, sexual and reproductive health and the
ethical and human rights implications of providing health information and services
in such countries.
A past Minnesota intern had duties that included making preparations for a
series of one day workshops to be held in five African countries; preparing
articles for the CMA publication CommonHealth; preparing a background paper
for the CAM roundtable on Women’s right to health that included women’s sexual
and reproductive health; and assisting with the arrangements for the roundtable.
Contact the association directly to receive more information about an internship
that would suit you.
Helsinki Committee for the Republic of Macedonia
Ul. Dame Gruev 8/5
PO Box 58
Republic of Macedonia
Phone: 389 (0)2 119 073 and 389 (0)2 290 469
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Language: Fluency in both spoken and written English
The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of Republic of Macedonia is a non-governmental
organization whose major duty is to observe and inform, on the local and international
level, on the respect for the human rights, in accordance to the provisions
of the Helsinki Final Act and other accompanying documents which determine the
international standards for the respects of human rights. The Helsinki Committee
also provides legal help in the domain of the protection of the human rights,
on local and international grounds.
The Helsinki Committee is open for co-operation of any kind. As an institution
they don't have any special procedure for obtaining an internship or researcher
status for the candidate. For those interested, please send a letter of interest,
a CV and the field you are interested in. Spoken and written English proficiency
Danish Center for Human Rights
8 H Wilders Plads
1403 Copenhagen K
Phone: (45) 3 269-8888
Email: Send electronically on website
The Danish Centre for Human Rights was established by a parliamentary decision
on 5 May, 1987. The objective of the Centre is to gather and develop knowledge
about human rights nationally, regionally, and internationally. The work of
the Danish Centre for Human Rights includes research, information, education,
and documentation relating to Danish, European, and international human rights
conditions. The Centre considers human rights work to be interdisciplinary,
and therefore the staff has a broad range of professional backgrounds such as
law, anthropology, sociology, economics, humanities, journalism, and pedagogy.
A previous intern worked in conjunction with Minnesota Advocates for Human
Rights to provide research and other support to the Committee’s Project on Racism
in Europe. To receive more information on possible internships, please contact
the organization directly via phone or their website.
Oxfam Supporter Services Department
Oxfam House, 274 Banbury Road
Oxford, OX2 7DZ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 870-333-2700
From trade to aid, debt to democracy, Oxfam's work to combat poverty and suffering
focuses on a range of issues. Oxfam International supports civil-society partners
to engage in Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) processes in 33 countries.
Although the PRSP initiative is driven by the World Bank and International Monetary
Fund (IMF), Oxfam believes that it offers a key opportunity to put country-led
strategies for poverty reduction at the heart of development assistance. A large
number of countries are part of the way through implementing their first PRSPs,
and over the next two years there will be substantial revisions and second-round
PRSPs in most poor countries. Given this, Oxfam welcomes the simultaneous reviews
of the PRSP process being carried out by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO)
and the Operations Evaluation Department (OED). If poor countries are to reach
the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it is vital to learn the lessons from
the first round of PRSPs, at both the national and global levels.
United Nations: Working Group on Indigenous Populations
on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Fax: + 41 22 917 9022
The Sub-Commission is the main subsidiary body of the Commission on Human
Rights. It was established by the Commission at its first session in 1947 under
the authority of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In 1999 the Economic
and Social Council changed its title from Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination
and Protection of Minorities to Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection
of Human Rights. Its functions are:
(a) To undertake studies, particularly in the light of the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, and to make recommendations to the Commission concerning the
prevention of discrimination of any kind relating to human rights and fundamental
freedoms and the protection of racial, national, religious and linguistic minorities.
(b) To perform any other functions which may be entrusted to it by the Council
or the Commission.
U.N. High Commission for Refugees
Case Postale 2500
CH-1211 Geneve 2 Depot
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established
on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated
to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve
refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and
well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the
right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option
to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.
League of Human Rights
138 Rue 75018
Voici la liste de toutes les sections, fédérations et régions de la Ligue des
droits de l’Homme en France possédant un adresse publique. Pour afficher leurs
coordonnées, sélectionnez une section, fédération ou région. Cette liste n’étant
pas exhaustive, si vous ne trouvez pas les coordonnées que vous recherchez,
écrivez-nous à firstname.lastname@example.org, nous vous indiquerons la section
la plus proche de chez vous.
Relatives for Justice
235a Falls Road
Belfast Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
Relatives for Justice is a Belfast based NGO support group working with and
providing support to relatives of people bereaved, and injured, by the conflict
across the North of Ireland including border regions in the 26 counties. We
work primarily with those people affected by state and state sponsored violence.