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International interns plays a vital role in the fuctioning and development of the organization and its programmes. Driven by their passion for human rights, interns come to HisR from around the world to contribute their diverse skills in law, international development, fundraising, communications, education, and mediation training. Our international interns work directly with HisR staff to develop and implement our projects and initiatives. Given the importance of interns to the organization, HisR welcomes applications from different work and educational backgrounds in accordance to the current needs of the organization.
An internship with us is a great chance to expand your skills, apply your education, and work directly in the field of African politics and human rights. Yet, it is an even greater opportunity to learn from from the vast experiences of our Cameroonian staff members and the constituents/beneficiaries of the organization.
Basic Requirements for International Interns:
  • Ability to work independently within a team and to drive projects forward with minimal supervision
  • Ability and motivation to contribute effectively to both the organization's field work and office responsibilities (both are vital to HISR's success)
  • A general understanding of human rights and the desire to learn more
  • Willingness to familiarize oneself with all documents relating to the past work of the intern's particular project
  • Adherence to the confidentiality of sensitive information pertaining to HisR's work
  • Respect for the copyright nature of all written documents prepared by interns, all of which shall be the property of Human is Right
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Computer literacy

As an intern with GCI in the Prisoners´ Rights Project (PRP) you will be working with local barristers to improve the conditions for the detainees in the Kumba Principal Prison. As the project was reinstated in February 2012 after a two-year dormancy, your task will be to carry on the process of establishing the PRP in Kumba by networking with lawyers and other Human Rights activists, meeting with officials who have the power to improve the situation in the prisons, organizing and performing human and legal rights workshops to prisoners and prison officials, collaborating for prisoners' legal aid - and of course, you will have the opportunity to build on the structure of the project, making it more effective. Interns are expected to engage in all aspects of the organization including development, administrative duties, fundraising, event planning, and innovative growth. They will also contribute to develop the report on the subject. The vast majority of your work will be developing the PRP with the goal of fostering change and justice in Human Rights violations.

Mandatory Qualifications and Qualities:
  • Knowledge of Criminal Law and ability to become acquainted with the Cameroonian Law System
  • Strong ability in written communication
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-confidence and assertion in persuasive speaking
  • Previous cross-cultural experience and sensitivity
  • Creative problem solving
  • Ability to self-direct and take initiative
  • Experience working with project development and implementation
  • Willingness to learn Cameroonian Pidgin
  • Working towards B.A. or higher in Law, Political Science or related field

Desired Qualifications and Qualities:
  • Working knowledge of French
  • Previous experience in the developing world
  • Fundraising/Grant-Writing experience

HisR International Internship Fee:
As a local organization, Human IS Right charges a nominal fee for international internships for better facilitation, coordination, supervision, and effectiveness. Internship prices vary depending on the length of the internship and additional services requested. The internship fees listed below includes the cost of housing and work-based transportation.

Interns shall be responsible for their insurance and visa applications. Human IS Right will assist with a confirmation or visa letter to facilitate the application process. The first month internship fee will need to be paid upon arrival due to the necessary immediate logistical arrangements, accomodation, and transportation of the intern from the Douala International airport to Buea.

We encourage internships that last three months or longer so that interns have enough time to adjust to Buea and to understand the work and context of HisR and the Prisoners' Rights Project, since the Project requires consistency and continuous work.
Internship Programme 1-4 weeks 5-8 weeks 8-12 weeks Price per time after 12 weeks
Intern- Field Worker Position in Human Rights Violations 250,000 CFA 400,000 CFA 500,000 CFA 100,000 CFA per each additional month
If you wish to apply for any of the aforementioned international internship positions, please send your CV and a letter of motivation to HisR, according to the following guidelines.
1. A Letter of Motivation:
Please include the following information:
  • Why you want to intern with HisR?
  • Which internship do you aspire to have?
  • When you wish to arrive and how long you wish to stay?
  • What specific skills and experience you will bring to this project?
2. A Curriculum Vitae:
  • Education
  • Work history
  • Volunteer/intern experience

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