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IIP-Danish Institute for Human Rights
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
Program Group: International Internship Program Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks
Program Adviser: Shahreen Rahman
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Danish Institute for Human Rights

Organization Overview
The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) is an independent state-funded institution. The mandate of the Danish Institute for Human Rights is to promote and protect human rights and equality in Denmark and abroad. Internationally, the organization engages with governments, NGOs and business and industry to strengthen their capacity to advance human rights in their countries. The organization works to build sound justice systems abroad and to empower local populations to exert influence in their communities. It assists private-sector enterprises in assessing how their corporate activities impact human rights. The organization trains police officers, school teachers, ombudsmen, judges and others in human rights.

Intern Responsibilities:

Human Rights and Business Intern
Main assignments for IIP interns include:
  • Research on National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) practices in relation to business and human rights; national and international frameworks relating to business and human rights; human rights topics related to various business sectors; country specific human rights and business issues
  • Support to the development of tools and guidance on human rights and business
  • Translation of complex human rights principles and standards to actionable recommendations for companies
  • Ad-hoc tasks in relation to on-going project work and the current activities in the Human Rights and Business Department at DIHR

Expected learning outcomes:
  • To provide the intern with an introduction to business and human rights, as a newly established sub-disciplinary field within the domain of international human rights law
  • Gain an understanding of key frameworks and current issues in business and human rights, as well as of the functions and activities of a national human rights institution

Qualifications:
  • Interest in, and preferably an understanding of, international human rights law and the existing framework. 
  • Interest in and knowledge of sustainable development in general, and the sustainable development goals in particular.
  • Interest in corporate responsibility and accountability.
  • Excellent writing and research skills. Language skills in a language other than English (French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, “Nordic”) would be an asset.


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This program is currently not accepting applications.