International Pen Pals
University of Limerick International Division
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
Requirements:Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English and based in Dublin
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is seeking creative, organized, passionate, and hard-working applicants for a full-time six month Advocacy Volunteer-ship, starting in July/August 2019, based in Dublin, Ireland. We are happy to work with students seeking academic course credit for their work. This is a remote, unpaid position that reports directly to the Executive Director.
Through this program, volunteers can expect to gain valuable hands-on advocacy experience, domestic and international. Domestically, volunteers will advocate for Ireland to take a stronger unilateral stance towards abuses in the Arab Gulf in its foreign policy. Volunteers will push for Ireland to adopt a stronger multilateral stance towards abuses in the Arab Gulf through increased engagement at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. They will engage with members of the Irish parliament, the Senate and the Oireachtas, as well as non-governmental organizations. Volunteers will learn how to request and prepare for meetings with policy makers and civil society organizations. In learning how to conduct the meetings, volunteers will develop talking points and create tailored briefing documents for dissemination with policy makers. In supporting their advocacy work, volunteers will draft blogs and dispatches addressing important issues concerning human rights in Bahrain and the Arab Gulf as well as Ireland’s relation to the Arab Gulf. Through supporting ADHRB’s Geneva work through advocacy in Dublin, volunteers will learn about the United Nations Human Rights Council and the mechanisms of the UN, as well as the broader international approach to rights abuses in the region.
Qualifications and Skills
The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in a graduate program and have an undergraduate degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law, or a related field with:
Languages and Location
How to apply
For more information about ADHRB, see www.adhrb.org.
Interested in the position?
Please send us your CV and cover letter in PDF format named SURNAME_Name_CV-CL to email@example.com with subject line European Advocacy Volunteer.
Is training provided?: Yes
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Full time: 40 hours-a-week
Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
CV and an interview.
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Husain Abdulla
Address: Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, 1001 Connecticut Ave NW
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