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OHCHR Indigenous Fellowships: 2013 English Speaking Programme – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Indigenous Fellowship Programme was launched in 1997 by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People. The aim of the programme is to give indigenous persons the opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights issues in general and indigenous issues in particular. Trained participants are better equipped to assist their organisations and communities in protecting and promoting their rights. This training programme is available in 4 languages: English, Spanish, French and Russian.

Please note that the deadline to receive applications for the 2013 English speaking Indigenous Fellowship Programme  is: Tuesday 1 May 2012.

We strongly encourage you to send your applications (by post or fax) well before the deadline. Please also note that given the high number of applications that we usually receive, we are not anymore in a position to print scanned applications. Therefore, scanned applications sent via email will not be taken into consideration.

For further information on OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme or to find the application form, you can visit our webpage by clicking on these two links:

Any questions pertaining to the Indigenous Fellowship Programme can be sent to the address mentioned above or E-mailed to:

Apply for internships with OHCHR´s Regional Office for South America

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is currently seeking applications from international law, human rights, and/or journalism students for internships with our Regional Office for South America, located in Santiago, Chile. This office covers the six countries in South America without national representation: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Applicants must speak fluent Spanish and have a strong interest in the region. Knowledge of English and/or Portuguese is an asset. They must also have a keen analytical eye, as well as deep knowledge of human rights issues affecting the region.

Under the supervision of the Regional Representative for South America, the main responsibilities for the international law interns will include:

* Research and analysis of bills, laws and current affairs
* Analysis of policies, politics and events across the region
* Assistance with briefings or preparation of reports reflecting our main lines of action
* Follow-up on specific requests from the Regional Representative or headquarters.

Under the supervision of the Press and Public Information Officer, the main responsibilities for the journalism intern will include:

* Research, writing and translation of: press releases, news of our activities, backgrounders, flyers, etc.
* Assistance with writing and posting messages for social networks as well as participation in other multimedia projects.
* Maintenance and proactive expansion  of our database of regional contacts
* Weekly press clippings of relevant human rights news in the six countries covered by the office:  Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay y Venezuela.

Please indicate your potential start date upon applying. This is an unpaid internship and OHCHR cannot offer travel or housing assistance.

Please send a resume and cover letter indicating your areas of interest to: Amerigo Incalcaterra, Regional Representative: ohchr-santiago(arroba) .

Successful applicants will be asked to provide a letter from their university, indicating support of their internship. Before beginning, the intern must also provide proof of valid medical insurance for the duration of their internship and a Medical Certificate indicating they are in good health.


Address: Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3269, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile

Telephone: (56 2) 2210-2970, Fax: (56 2) 2321-7750


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