Where do Sacramenato journalism, media, culture, and communications graduates find internships? One of those places could be in Jordan. Want to intern next year with The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network? The deadline has passed for this August. But check out the website when the next offering is made, perhaps for next year. Looking for an unpaid internship job as a journalist in Jordan? Sacramento journalism graduates often say that travel is a learning experience for media and culture enthusiasts.
Check out the The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN). Research when the next internship opportunity is open to possibly work in journalism in Jordan, and you don’t have to be a citizen of that nation. An example of one of the organization’s press releases is at: EMHRN mission to camps: Syrian Refugees in Turkey Need International Protection. Basically, from time to time, interns in journalism are hired to work in Jordan without pay, but with some stipend. This is great for people interested in anthropology, culture, women’s rights, or similar topics.
The EMHRN is implementing the project “Enhancing women’s rights, gender equality and civil society participation in the context of the Istanbul-Marrakech Process” funded by the European Union and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation ( AECID). The overall objective is to contribute to improving gender equality and increasing the respect for women’s rights in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Besides journalism, there also may be opportunities for those interested in anthropology and culture or to practice your Arabic or learn to speak Arabic.
The specific objectives are a) to raise awareness and build capacities of journalists in the Euro med region to integrate gender and challenge gender-based stereotypes about women and men in their media work and b) to raise awareness and build capacities of journalists to use in particular EU policies on gender equality including EuroMed instruments such as the Marrakech Conclusions.
General Description of the EMHRN
The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) regroups more than 70 human rights organizations and individuals based in 30 countries in the Euro-Mediterranean region. It promotes networking, cooperation and development of partnerships between human rights NGOs, activists and wider Civil Society in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) offers an internship to undergraduate and graduate students at its office in Amman, Jordan starting September or October 2011. The internships typically run for 4 to 6 months, but longer period may be agreed upon.
Internships at the EMHRN are highly relevant for students in the fields of Middle East Studies, Law, Human Rights, Gender Studies, Women’s Rights, Law and Development, Political and Social Science, Anthropology, Communication and/or Journalism. Europeans or non Jordan nationals learning Arabic or willing to improve their knowledge in Arabic through a longer stay in Jordan are welcome to apply.
The following is what appeared for the latest internship job, which closed earlier in August 2011. Check out the site for what other internships may arise in the future.
The intern selected for this autumn 2011 year will mainly assist the project coordinator based in Amman dealing with the thematic project: Women’s Rights & Gender Equality in the Euro Med Region. The EMHRN team in Amman currently consists of a project coordinator, a project assistant and an administrative assistant.
Work hours: 37 ½ hours per week, with possible adjustments. No salary is paid, but a monthly indemnity of 500 JOD is granted.
Description of tasks
The job is highly administrative and consists in assisting in the overall gender project implementation:
• Assisting in proofreading and editing researches and reports conducted on behalf of the EMHRN
• Gathering information and drafting notes/reports/up-dates on specific issues
• Assist in organization of working group or other types of meetings, incl. budgeting and accounting.
• Communication (phone and email) with EMHRN members and others
• Feed the Gender sub website (http://gender.euromedrights.org/) (training will be provided)
• Diffusing materials, launching reports, etc
• Assist in maintaining close coordination with EMHRN’s partners and associates in the gender project and with EMHRN members in the region
• Ad hoc activities
Qualifications required for the internship
• Higher Education Degree (Middle East Studies, Law, Political and Social Science, Human Rights, Gender Studies, Women’s Rights, Law and Development, Anthropology, Communication and/or Journalism – other degrees may also be considered)
• Computer literacy in Word (Excel an advantage)
• Interest in human rights including gender equality issues, civil society of the EU/Middle East
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing
• Ability to research and draft notes and updates properly
• Self-motivated, well organised, able to work independently and fast.
Languages skills required
Fluent English is a requirement. Fluency or a good knowledge of French or Arabic will be considered as a strong advantage.
The interview will be conducted in English, as well as in French or Arabic depending on the languages of the applicants.
Interested persons should submit their resume and application, in English only, by email to Sarah Tal at [email protected] Note the deadline this year was August 8, 2011. So this is basically a sample of what may come up in the future, should you be interested in anthropology, journalism, or to study a new language such as Arabic. All you need presently is fluency in English. The publications get printed in English, French, and Arabic.
For further information on the content of the internship
Please contact the project coordinator (before 21 July): Lina Qurah at [email protected]
The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) was founded in January 1997 in response to the Barcelona Declaration of November 1995 and the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP). It is the coordinating body of about eighty human rights organisations and institutions as well as individuals from over thirty countries. The EMHRN organisational structure is built on a general assembly, an executive committee working groups and a secretariat.
Rooted in civil society the Network seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region, i.e. networking aimed at strengthening the capacity of members to act and interact within the context of the region and the Barcelona process and other EU-Arab cooperation frameworks. The EMHRN secretariat is situated in Copenhagen. The EMHRN presently has also offices or antennas in Brussels, Rabat, Amman, Cairo and Paris.