August 22, 2023
Deadline: 8 September 2023
Commitment: 20 hours per week for 6 months, starting by October 2023
Remuneration: London Living Wage
Location: Remote or hybrid
**The successful candidate must have a right to work in the UK and plan to be based here.**
Rights & Security International (RSI) is seeking two paid interns: one for our Migration and Citizenship team, and one for our UK Accountability team.
During the internship, successful applicants will have the opportunity to contribute to our human rights work in one or more of the following areas:
· The creation of rights-respecting legislation by the UK Parliament;
· Issues at the intersection of UK citizenship laws and human rights, such the ‘good character requirement’ for becoming a citizen, deprivation of citizenship, and the repatriation of British children and adults from northeast Syria;
· The potential misuse of personal data as part of UK counter-terrorism or counter-extremism programmes; and
· Rights-violating restrictions on protests and free expression, including in Northern Ireland.
· A completed undergraduate degree.
· Demonstrable interest in human rights, racial justice, gender justice, or another specific rights issue (for example, through a research paper or community activism).
· Research experience, either qualitative or quantitative.
· Strong writing skills.
· The ability to meet competing deadlines.
· The ability to work effectively and independently.
· A strong commitment diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
· A strong commitment to working respectfully with colleagues as well as a broader range of partners.
Desirable, but not essential:
· A postgraduate qualification in a relevant field.
· A demonstrable interest in the particular areas of RSI’s research and advocacy.
RSI strives to be diverse, equitable and inclusive. We treat all staff and interns like team members and encourage everyone to bring their full selves to work. We welcome applications from candidates from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the human rights, legal or policy fields, and/or who are from communities that have been directly impacted by the issues we address in our work. We also welcome applications from people who are re-entering the workforce after time away. All applications are considered on an equal-opportunity basis. Should you require reasonable assistance for the completion of your application, please contact us via the email address listed on our website.
We offer flexible working hours.
Please note that we are only able to respond with feedback to shortlisted candidates.
Rights & Security International (RSI) stops human rights abuses committed in the name of national security. We challenge religious, racial and gender bias in national security policies and programmes, promote justice and transparency and ensure that voices of communities facing discrimination are heard.
By submitting your application, you consent to our processing and retention of your personal data to the extent, and for the time period, necessary to consider the application. We will keep your application on file for no more than six months.
Please contact us using the email address on our website if you have special accessibility needs regarding this application. You can apply for this role through Charity Job.
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