[fyeg_gen-l] Fw: Recruitment of IMADR spring internship in Geneva

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UNITED  E-News:
INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AND RACISM (IMADR)
offer spring internships



Dear friends,

Please find below an advertisement of recruitment of the 
springinterns at IMADR Geneva Office. They are looking for four or 
five interns in total to monitor the sixty-second session of the 
United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 
(CERD), the fifty-ninth session of the United Nations Commission on 
Human Rights (CHR).
Please be aware that IMADR is not in a position to provide any 
financial assistance to our interns!

Please note that their application deadline is on 10 February 2003.

If you want to apply (also) as a representative of the UNITED network 
please send your application to the Secretariat latest till 5 
February 2003


INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AND RACISM (IMADR)
RECRUITMENT OF INTERNS FOR THE IMADR OFFICE IN GENEVA
Spring 2003
Aims:
The aims of our internship programme is to provide regional, national 
or grassroots human rights activists, and/or students who have strong 
concerns over human rights issues, in particular those pertaining to 
racism and racial discrimination, with an opportunity to familiarize 
themselves with UN
human rights mechanisms through their participation in relevant UN meetings.

Financial and other forms of assistance:
Unfortunately, our organization is not in a position to offer 
financial assistance to interns of any type. Neither do we provide 
accommodation although our Geneva Office will help interns find 
lodging in Geneva upon request.

A. CERD Monitoring Intern
Number of the interns to be recruited: 1 or 2
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland
Period*: 1 - 28 March 2003 (minimum)
* This period will cover an orientation and briefing session (one 
day), 62nd session of CERD (three weeks), and the time to prepare and 
produce reports. The CERD monitoring intern may wish to extend 
his/her stay so as to follow the sixtieth session of the United 
Nations Commission on Human Rights, which
will be held in Geneva from 17 March to 25 April 2003, and other UN 
meetings. A long-term intern is preferable.
Description:
The CERD Monitoring Intern will follow the sixty-first session of the 
United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 
which will be held in Geneva from 3 to 21 March 2003. Following the 
closure of the session, the intern will prepare reports for IMADR. 
The intern, if he or she so wishes, may also continue the internship 
for monitoring the Commission on Human Rights as described below. 
His/her work will be supervised by IMADR Representative to the United 
Nations.
During the course of the session, the intern(s) will produce a report 
on selective states reports, which will be considered by the 
Committee, as well as other thematic reports. Following the closure 
of the session, the intern(s in a team) will prepare a final report 
for IMADR. The final report will be distributed to IMADR's members 
and partners, and posted on its web site, whereas the other reports 
will be used primarily for reference by IMADR Geneva Office, 
International Secretariat, and interested partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Attend all the public meetings of CERD, and take notes
Give a daily briefing to IMADR Representative to the United Nations
Maintain regular communication with IMADR Representative to the 
United Nations, and keep her informed in particular of: any 
development in the working methods of the Committee, including the 
Committee's partnership with NGOs; the internal discussion on 
discrimination against non-citizens; any discussion on the 
contribution of the Committee to the follow-up on the outcomes of the 
World Conference against Racism.
Prepare reports for distribution among IMADR's members and partners, 
for IMADR's newsletter 'CONNECT', and for IMADR's website, 
respectively.
Write a report on the consideration by the Committee of state parties'
reports at the request of IMADR partners.
Write reports on the thematic issues mentioned above for the use by 
IMADR Geneva Office, International Secretariat, and interested 
partners.
Prepare a final report for distribution among IMADR's members and 
partners as well as for IMADR's website, and its summary for IMADR's 
newsletter 'CONNECT'
Make contact with representatives from regional, national or 
grassroots NGOs attending the session.
Collect all official UN documents, and any important unofficial 
documents for the session.
Collect copies of relevant materials (e.g., shadow reports) submitted by NGOs
File all the documents collected during the session in the office
Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor (BA etc.)
Additional Qualifications: Essential
Exceptional written skills, and good oral communication skills, in English
Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
Good sense of responsibility
Ability to handle tight deadlines
Knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes in particular Word, and 
using the Internet for research
BA in relevant subject area
Interest and knowledge of issues relating to racial discrimination, 
or the rights of minorities, indigenous peoples or migrants
Desirable
Knowledge of French
Knowledge of the United Nations human rights treaty monitoring 
mechanism, in particular ICERD and its monitoring body, CERD
Good reporting skills
Experience working in, and association with, a (human rights) 
non-governmental organisation

B. CHR Monitoring Interns
Number of the interns to be recruited: Three (3)
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland
Period*: 15 March - 2 May 2003 (minimum)
This period will cover an orientation and briefing session (one day), 
the 59th session of the Commission on Human Rights (six weeks), and 
the time to prepare and produce reports. The CHR monitoring interns 
may wish to extend their stay so as to follow other UN meetings. A 
long-term intern is preferable.
Description:
The CHR Monitoring Interns will follow the sixtieth session of the 
United Nations Commission on Human Rights, which will be held in 
Geneva from 17 March to 25 April 2003. Following the closure of the 
session, the interns will prepare reports for IMADR. Their work will 
be supervised by IMADR
Representative to the United Nations. During the course of the 
session, the interns will produce, in term, a brief report from each 
meeting (two meetings per day every day) on a daily basis, and 
following the closure of the session, the interns will work in a team 
to prepare a final report for IMADR. The final report will be 
distributed to IMADR's members and partners, and posted on its 
website (see the final
produced on the last session of the Commission on Human Rights at 
IMADR website: http://www.imadr.orgrs 
will be used primarily for  .
Should they start the internship early, the interns may also attend 
CERD (see above for the details).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Attend all the public meetings of CHR, and take notes
Give a daily briefing to IMADR Representative to the United Nations
Maintain regular communication with IMADR Representative to the 
United Nations, and keep her informed of any discussion on the issues 
of IMADR's particular concern, in particular, discrimination based on 
descent and work including caste-based discrimination, Roma and other 
minorities, or indigenous peoples, human trafficking (ref. IMADR's 
main areas of activity)
Write a brief daily report for IMADR UN Representative
Prepare a final report for distribution among IMADR's members and 
partner as well as for IMADR's website, and its summary for IMADR's 
newsletter 'CONNECT'.
Assist in preparation of statements
Make contact with representatives especially from regional, national 
or grassroots NGOs attending the session.
Collect all official UN documents, and any important unofficial 
documents for the session.
Collect copies of statements which address the issues of IMADR's interest
Participate in parallel events organised by governments, UN or NGOs
File all the documents collected during the session in the office
Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor (BA etc.)
Additional Qualifications: Essential
Exceptional written skills, and good oral communication skills, in English
Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
Good sense of responsibility
Team-player
Ability to handle tight deadlines
Knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes in particular Word, and 
using the Internet for research
BA in relevant subject area
Interest and knowledge of human rights issues, in particular those 
relating to racial discrimination, or the rights of minorities, 
indigenous peoples or migrants
Desirable
Knowledge of French, Spanish and/or Japanese
Knowledge of the United Nations human rights mechanisms, in 
particular those of the Commission on Human Rights
Good reporting skills
Experience working in, and association with, a (human rights) 
non-governmental organisation
Experience reporting on a large conference
** *** **
Application: applicants for all internship should submit by 10 
February 2003 their curriculum vitae stating their language skills 
and working experiences and two references, accompanied with the 
questionnaire attached, and a short statement of motivation for 
application, to:

(Ms.) Atsuko TANAKA, IMADR-UN
Office (c/o Ecumenical Centre)
150, route de Ferney, C.P. 2100,
CH-1211 Geneva 2
Switzerland;
Fax (+4122) 791 64 80;
E-mail: imadrun at iprolink.ch (no attachment accepted)
Last day to apply: 10 February 2003

Organization: International Movement Against All Forms of 
Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)
Phone: (+41 22) 791 6263
For information about IMADR, please visit our website at: http://www.imadr.org 

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INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AND RACISM
(IMADR)
UN OFFICE, GENEVA
QUESTIONNAIRE FOR INTERNSHIP APPLICANTS

1. Where did you obtain the information about our (IMADR's) 
internship programme?
2. Are you familiar with IMADR's mandate and scope of activities? 
Which projects or activities of IMADR are you particularly interested 
in?
3. Are you aware that we are not in a position to provide any 
financial assistance to our interns?
4. Which type of the internship are you applying for?
5. The period during which you will be available for our internship:
6. Can you work every day? If not, how many days per week?
7. Your knowledge of international human rights law and of the United 
Nations human rights mechanisms:
8. What is your particular interest and knowledge in the fields of 
(anti-)racism and discrimination?
9. Are you associated with any (human rights) non-governmental 
organisation or similar institution? Do you have any experience 
working at such an institution?
10. What kind of assignments have you been given at your work place 
or places, if any?


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