Human and Peoples Rights Internships

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The purpose of the Internship is to support the work of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders at the African Commission on Human and People's Rights (ACHPR).

It is a 12 month position based in Cotonou, Benin.

Candidates should be able to work in English and French.

Front Line will prioritise the recruitment of interns who have experience as a human rights defender in Africa.

Basic terms of reference:

  • Gather information on the situation of human rights defenders in Africa (with a particular focus on themes of concern identified bythe SR)
  • In coordination with other thematic mechanisms and with geographic desk officers, draft urgent appeals and communications to Governments concerning human rights violations against human rights defenders
  • Support follow-up of cases
  • Analyse replies received from Governments and prepare summaries for inclusion in the annual report
  • Assist in the preparation of background materials for official missions by the Special Rapporteur
  • Assist in liasing with non-governmental organizations for the smooth implementation of the mandate, as needed.


    850USD per month.

    Applications comprising a cover letter and CV should be sent to Tara Madden, Program Manager Front Line, by 31st December for an internship

    Applications can be sent by email to: recruit[at] or by post to: Front Line 81 Main St. Blackrock Co. Dublin Ireland.

    For more information and application, visit: Human and Peoples Rights Internships
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