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International Association for Human Rights Advocacy in Geneva – IAHRAG


2 Interns 53d Human Rights Council, 19 June – 14 July 2023

The International Association for Human Rights Advocacy in Geneva - IAHRAG, is an association under Swiss law.

IAHRA GENEVA works with the United Nations, in general, with its human rights mechanisms in the broadest sense, as well as with the Geneva International (Permanent Missions, Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organizations, Geneva authorities, politicians and main personalities, …), and PM of Switzerland, as the Host Country of the United Nations.

Summary of tasks

Under the instructions and supervision of the Head of the Geneva Office the Interns’ main activities, tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • To help the IAHRAG team to organize the agenda for monitoring the work of the Human Rights Council;
  • To attend meetings, side-events and other relevant activities during the 53d HRC Session;
  • To draft detailed, structured and methodically presented reports, including the title of the meeting, the names of the organizers, the names of the panelists (including their titles/functions),a substantial detailed summary of their presentations and main conclusions of the event;
  • To collect and organize documents/papers relating to attended meetings and events;
  • To orally report and properly file reports and information collected within the IAHRAG’s archiving system.

To apply, candidates must be in the process of completing an academic degree (Bachelor's or Master's). The internship may be or may not be compulsory for the course. If the internship is compulsory and/or must be validated by the training institute/university, our NGO will fulfill the conditions required by the latter.

The Interns will be asked to start their internship two or three days before the beginning of the 53rd session of the UNHRC (i.e. around 15th June).The trainee will be accompanied, supervised and trained, as required, in human rights mechanisms. At the end of the internship, the trainees will be familiar with the practical, political, diplomatic and associative workings of the Human Rights Council.

After this training, the trainees could envisaged to continue to collaborate with our NGO.

It's a full term activity. English and French is required.

Ricardo ESPINOSA, Head of the Geneva Office

IAHRA Geneva