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Youth Initiative for Human Rights office in Kosovo offers internships for students and recent graduates

YIHR Profile

YIHR is a regional, non-governmental and non-profit organization convinced that human rights and civic values are the bases of every open and progressive society. The organization has programs in Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Croatia.

All interns will gain a diverse experience during their work at YIHR, engaging in a variety of activities, while also contributing to general office tasks. Through their work, interns will have opportunities to gain knowledge of human rights and advocacy issues, acquire and further put into practice the knowledge they have acquired during their studies or professional careers, and also will find opportunities to attend different events as well as to make contacts during the course of everyday work.

General Requirements:

• Young people from all around Kosovo may apply
• Candidates must have completed Highs School Diploma
• Working knowledge of at least Albanian, Serbian and English is required
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Excellent computer skills
• Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in civil society work.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Interns will have opportunity to be involved in YIHR cross community project, which is a Visiting program between Kosovo Albanians and Kosovo Serbs. Interns will assist in implementation of this project. The project includes the visits from different cities of Kosovo to Gracanica and North Mitrovica and from Gracanica and North Mitrovica to Prishtina and other cities. Also, the interns will assist on organizing the thematic visits, guest speaker lectures and non formal dialogues.
Interns will learn about general idea of the Human Rights, advocacy; research, monitoring and networking. Interns will also gain knowledge and experience in practical skills such as in administration skills (compiling information and documentation, replying to queries, preparing reports, participating in team meetings, etc.), organizational skills (assisting in organizing public events and debates, street events, conferences etc.).

Send us your:
– Motivation Letter – very brief and concrete
– CV (include dates of availability and what interests you most about the internship)

After completing your application please email the CV and Motivation Letter to with “Internship Application” as the subject heading.

Deadline for the submission of applications is 25th of January, 2011.