1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
International Internship Program
About: The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) is an independent state-funded institution. The mandate of DIHR is to promote and protect human rights and equal treatment in Denmark and abroad. DIHR is Denmark's national human rights institution, a national equality body in relation to race and ethnicity and gender. Furthermore, DIHR has a special role in the disability area where DIHR promotes and monitors the implementation of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. In Denmark, DIHR advises the government, the parliament, ministries and public authorities on human rights, among other things, when new legislation is suggested. DIHR produces analyses and research on human rights, carries out specific projects to promote equal treatment and advises those who may have been discriminated against.
Internationally, DIHR work with National Human Rights institutions, state institutions with a crosscutting human rights mandate and justice system actors, enabling them to strengthen human rights. DIHR assists in building well-functioning legal systems abroad and to ensure the influence of civil society.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns -- depending on needs, interests and qualifications, will assist staff and management in a wide range of tasks related to program planning and implementation. All work is related to one or thematic or geographic areas of human rights. This may include research and/or analysis e.g. in the form of baseline studies.
Here are the departments that will host interns in summer 2018:
Human Rights and Development - IIP interns will be placed in a department focusing on either sustainable development, business and corporate engagement.
Human Rights Systems - The intern will be placed in a department focusing on: National Human Rights Institutions; State agencies with a cross-cutting human rights mandate; and justice system actors.
Qualifications: IIP candidates should have a background/interest in human rights, law, political science, anthropology and/or social science. Language skills in a language other than English (French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, “Nordic”) would be an asset.