The aim of the internship programme is to contribute to the training of young professional human rights workers, in particular those from Africa.
Interns are usually students in law, political science or social science seeking to expand their experience in the field of human rights. Internships are also available in areas of information technology and administration. Internships may last between three months and one year.
Nature of work
Prior to the commencement of an internship, a successful internship applicant or their sponsoring organisation will discuss with us the work the intern will do and targets to be achieved. Interns work under the supervision of the officer responsible for the chosen project/area of interest.
Interns are expected to pay for all their expenses including travel to and from The Gambia and living costs. In exceptional circumstances, IHRDA may pay a modest stipend depending on availability of funding.
IHRDA also hosts volunteers, skilled and experienced professionals, who come to take part and contribute to its programmes. Volunteers could apply for a specific position as advertised by IHRDA.
Applicants must complete the Internship Application Form and e-mail their curriculum vitae six month in advance of the proposed dates of internship. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Successful applicants will be notified within a month of receipt of their applications.