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The Rachel Corrie International Internship Program
21، Jul 2011
The Rachel Corrie International Internship Program


Internship Programme:

2016 Internship Openings

 Spring 2016  3 Slots Available
 Summer 2016

 3 Slots Available

 Autumn 2016  3 Slots Available
 Winter 2016  3 Slots Available 


Developments Concerning Al-Haq’s Internship Program

Dear Interested Applicant,

Due to financial constraints, Al-Haq has made the following changes concerning its internship program:

Those accepted for an internship will have to cover their own expenses associated with the program. In order to minimize the bureaucracy surrounding this development Al-Haq will continue to secure accommodation for the duration of its standard three-month program along with health insurance, round-trip (Ramallah – airport) transportation, office supplies, and field visits. Al-Haq will require successful applicants to pay a fee of $1,000.00 (one thousand US dollars) via wire-transfer to Al-Haq within two weeks of notification by Al-Haq that they have been selected. In the event of entry denial, Al-Haq will refund this amount to you.

Transfer bank charges will be the responsibility of the sender.

Interns will have to ensure they also have sufficient funds to cover living expenses while in Palestine along with arranging their own flight.

Al-Haq‘s Internship Programme provides an opportunity for individuals to gain practical experience by working on the ground with a human rights organisation. Al-Haq chooses applicants who will most benefit from the experience as well as those who can contribute the most to the organisation, based on their skills and interests and Al-Haq‘s current needs. Al-Haq principally recruits interns to work in its Legal Research and Advocacy Department.  Internships are fulltime and run for a period of three months. Internships are voluntary (unpaid) and interns receive medical insurance, accommodation and reimbursement of local work-related travel expenses. Interns must otherwise arrange their own funding for all costs associated with their internship. Prospective interns must make sure – before accepting an internship at Al-Haq – that they have sufficient funding for the entire period of their internship.

Intern duties in Al-Haq‘s Legal Research and Advocacy Department include researching legal and factual issues, drafting various releases, assisting in international advocacy activities, field trips, and administrative tasks. Interns should expect a combination of challenging and routine tasks. Applicants should have a law degree or be studying law.  Those with a postgraduate degree are strongly encouraged to apply.  Familiarity with the history of the Palestinian-IInternshipsraeli conflict is essential. Knowledge of international human rights, humanitarian law and international criminal law is highly desirable. The working languages of Al-Haq are Arabic and English. Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Arabic is helpful, but not required. Computer literacy and familiarity with word-processing programs is essential.

Applicants must submit, in four separate attachments, a cover letter, current CV, an unedited writing sample, and two references (names and contact details of persons having known you in a professional capacity) to [email protected]. Please indicate the dates of your envisaged internship.  It is recommended to submit the application at least three months before the suggested starting date of the internship. Al-Haq strives to inform selected candidates of the decision with regard to their application at least two months before the requested starting date of the internship. Kindly note that due to the  large number of applications received, only selected candidates will be contacted further by Al-Haq.

Interns are required to comply with Al-Haq‘s policy and rules relating to health and safety, cultural diversity, equal opportunities and security regulations.

Note: The Internship Programme does not lead to employment with Al-Haq