Amnesty International Current Internship and Volunteer Recruitment

Climate Change and Human Rights –  Volunteer

We are currently recruiting a volunteer to work in the Law and Policy Programme. The main set of responsibilities will be related to assisting relevant staff members in the policy and strategy work on climate change and human rights. The volunteer will ideally between 10 and 20 hours per week, either in the office or from home, for an initial period of 3 months with possibility of extension. The possibility of flexible working hours can be considered.

The volunteer will play an integral role in the Law and Policy Programme.  He/she will contribute to the work of the Programme through a mixture of long and short-term projects and tasks. The work of the intern will be supervised by the Policy adviser working on environment and human rights.

The volunteer would be expected to assist the Programme in its work on climate change and human rights, specifically by:

  • Assisting in policy formulation, including by supporting the consultation process with different internal and external actors
  • Carrying out desk research to inform external or internal briefings and other relevant documents to be produced or reviewed by the Law and Policy Programme
  • Drafting correspondence and supporting the programme in ensuring that all internal and external queries related to climate change are promptly addressed
  • Supporting the Cross-Directorate Project Team on Climate Change, including by ensuring that notes from the meetings are taken and circulated to all members
  • Carrying out other tasks as required, such as organizing documents and information in the shared drive, maintaining contact lists, formatting documents, etc.

We would expect the successful candidate to have the following skills and experience:

  1. A background in law, political science, international studies to at least a graduate level
  2. Understanding of climate change, preferably from a human rights perspective
  3. Fluency in English
  4. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel) and Outlook;
  5. Ability to work independently and in a team under tight deadlines;
  6. Strong attention to detail and use of own initiative;
  7. Highly motivated by, and interested in, human rights issues;
  8. Professional discretion;

Desired skills and experience:

  1. Knowledge of human rights law
  2. Experience in working on climate change-related issues
  3. Knowledge of one or more of the UN’s other official languages:  French, Arabic or Spanish.

Amnesty International is committed to creating and sustaining a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.