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BCHR Internship Positions Available - January-March 2017


The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) currently seeks creative, passionate and hard-working applicants for internship positions on Advocacy, Communication and Research.

BCHR is looking for applicants interested in working full-time or part-time, for a period of 3-6 months. Office hours will be held from 09:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. This is an unpaid position.

Main duties

Interns will:

  • Assist with advocacy campaigns by conducting research and preparing background memos and other written materials;
  • Communication with our international partner organizations, representatives of foreign governments, and the UN;
  • Assist in managing a contacts database and improving our communications with our targeted audience of policy makers;
  • Support lengthy analytical reports on human rights abuses in Bahrain in cooperation with our documentation team, through research and writing;
  • Track Bahrain news, legislation, and statements by global policymakers, the European Parliament, and United Nations officials on a daily basis;
  • Assist in social media campaigns and the drafting of external communications;
  • Write and publish content on our website and on social media platforms;
  • Prepare updates for the website and other media-related materials;
  • Assist with administrative duties as required.


The ideal candidate should:

  • Be a graduate/undergraduate student - a relevant degree in human rights law is a plus
  • Have an interest in and being knowledgeable of human rights issues, particularly with respect to freedom of speech, expression, and association, due process rights and prisoners’ rights;
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Good ability to attracts and build new contacts with the media and other partners;
  • Be able to work independently, take initiative, and exercise sound judgment;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and
  • Be committed to BCHR’s mission.

Additional skills

Highly desirable additional skills:

  • Arabic and French/German language skills;
  • Knowledgeable and innovative about using social media in a professional capacity (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.);
  • Photoshop, video editing and/or other graphic design experience;
  • Familiarity with the Adobe suite, HTML formatting and HTML design;
  • Demonstrated research experience (especially related to the Middle East, human rights, democratization, governance, and political rights) and
  • Innovative and passionate about building and executing grassroots outreach/advocacy campaigns, as well as using novel technology tools for advocacy.


To apply, send a CV and cover letter to:  elena.mocanu@bahrainrights.org


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