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IIP-Danish Institute for Human Rights
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Partner Institution/Organization Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
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
Program Description:
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About: DIHR is a Danish independent national human rights institution, accredited in accordance with the UN Paris Principles, and has, for the last three decades, implemented programs and projects covering nearly all aspects of human rights in Denmark and in developing and transitional countries around the world. DIHR works from a partnership approach, which means that all activity is designed and implemented by or in close collaboration with partner institutions, which provides IIP interns the opportunity to engage directly with other institutions. Priority areas for DIHR include justice, legal reform and rule of law and freedoms relating to 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.
For the Summer of 2017, IIP interns will work in one or more of the following project areas:
  • Human Rights and Business Program - which focuses on supporting national implementation in developing countries of norms relating to human rights and businesses, informing relevant international and regional policy-making processes, human rights and business methodologies such as impact assessment, and capacity strengthening of national human rights institutions (NHRIs). The IIP intern’s duties will include: support in developing capacity building material for NHRIs on the topic of business and human rights; research on National Human Rights Institutions’ mandate and recent undertakings in the area of business and human rights, in particular with regard to facilitating access to remedy; research on National Action Plans for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and other research on human rights and business topics on an ad hoc basis.
  • Corporate Engagement - which focuses on the human rights impact of private-sector actors. The IIP intern will also work with the International Secretariat on fundraising related activities. Through research, tools, and direct engagement with diverse stakeholders, DIHR works towards ensuring business’ respect for human rights. DIHR engages with private-sector actors in all industry sectors and world regions, and its approach and tools have been applied in more than 200 companies. In addition to direct engagement with companies, the Institute engages in partnerships with a wide range of institutional actors on human rights capacity development.
    The intern’s duties will include some or all of the following: research on human rights topics, business sectors, and country-specific human rights and business issues; resource development on human rights impact assessment, human rights indicators for business and sustainable supply chain management. This includes e-learning and tools development as well as content research and development and supporting the activities of the international secretariat. This IIP intern will become familiar with both DIHR’s research and its international projects aimed at, and developed in dialogue with, business. In addition, the intern will become familiar with DIHR’s fundraising activities.
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.

Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
This program is currently not accepting applications.