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IIP-European Roma Rights Center
Budapest, Hungary (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||IIP, International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Degree Level:||2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior|
|Time Away:||Summer||Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization|
|Program Group:||International Internship Program|
About: The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is an international public interest law organization working to combat anti-Romani racism and human rights abuse of Roma through strategic litigation, research and policy development, advocacy, and human rights education. Since its establishment in 1996, the ERRC has endeavored to provide Roma with the tools necessary to combat discrimination and achieve equal access to justice, education, housing, health care, and public services. The ERRC has consultative status with the Council of Europe, as well as with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The ERRC offers IIP placements in its legal and programs departments.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will review research and compile it into reports for use as evidence in court and/or other advocacy initiatives. Common subjects include school segregation, reproductive rights, police brutality, and discrimination in the child-protection system. IIP interns will also prepare materials for human rights education events which are mainly designed to empower Roma to litigate cases. Additional responsibilities will include updating the ERRC's website to reflect the litigation and other work ERRC is doing.
Qualifications: Students with one or more European languages and who are interested in future human rights work are preferred. IIP Candidates with interests in legal rights, social sciences, international relations, gender studies, political science, media, communication, and journalism are encouraged to apply.
Previous work experiences (in words of past IIP interns): Intern #1: My projects were split between two departments: communications and legal. Communications: 1. Minor projects: updated a list of U.S. media contacts; sent targeted emails to media contacts in the UK to ask for help publicizing an event in London. 2. Main project included: tracking the effectiveness of ERRC press releases by analyzing the media response of the press releases from January 2013 up until the present. Legal: 1. Updated Abacus (legal database) with files from cases that have come up in Italy. 2. Translated documents from English to Italian for a current case. 3. Helped edit a video in Italian which educates viewers on the state of Roma housing in Italy. Other: Proofread documents from staff members in all departments (most are not native English speakers so they like to have a native speaker do the final proofing). Intern #2: I translated documents, writing and sending letters, monitored the output timelines—for a project concerning the monitoring of anti-Roma hate crime and hate speech in France and Italy. I worked on a project concerning housing segregation against Roma in Italy...My language skills in French and Italian improved tremendously, as I had to read a substantial number of legal documents in French and Italian. I also gained familiarity with international human rights law, which, coming from a background without any knowledge of law, I've found very interesting.
View a powerpoint presentation by a past IIP intern:
Kaeser, Emma, European Roma Rights Centre, Hungary.pdf
ERRC, Hungary, Gocmen, Ararat.pdf
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