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Purpose of the internship programme

Internships for graduate students, professionals, workers, volunteers are available at our office round the year. Our internships/volunteer opportunities are intended to:

  1. increase the intern’s understanding of current human rights issues at local level, provide hands on training and give them an insight into the work of grass roots human rights organizations in particular; and
  2. provide HSR-Cmr and the United Nations Human Rights mechanisms with the assistance and contribution of outstanding young future human rights defenders

The relationship between the Organization and the intern is one of mutual benefit. Interns are assigned to a particular project according to the needs of the intern and their own areas of interest. They are involved, inter alia, in: researching human rights issues, drafting analytical papers and reports, providing substantive and technical servicing of meetings, backstopping fact-finding and technical cooperation activities as well as field operations and supporting other HSR-Cmr activities, depending on the exigencies of the Office and the internship. As part of the internship programme, HSR-Cmr endeavours to brief interns through a series of information sessions on human rights issues conducted by staff of the Office.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of UN Human Rights mechanisms and Intl Law and ability to become acquainted with the Cameroonian Law System
  • Strong ability in written communication
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-confidence and assertion in persuasive speaking
  • Previous cross-cultural experience and sensitivity
  • Ability to self-direct and take initiative
  • Willingness to learn Pidgin-English
  • Fundraising/Grant-Writing experience

 

 

 Internship Fee:
Human Is Right Cameroon is a grass roots organization with very limited funds. We charge a nominal fee for international internships for better facilitation, coordination, supervision, and effectiveness. Internship prices vary depending on the length of the internship and additional services requested. The internship fees listed below includes the cost of housing and work-based transportation.

Interns are responsible for their insurance and visa applications. HSR-Cmr facilitates visa procedure with a confirmation or visa letter to ease the application process. Internship fees are paid at least one month prior to arrival due to the necessary immediate logistical arrangements, accomodation, and transportation of the intern from the Douala International airport to Buea.

We encourage internships that last three months or longer so that interns have enough time to adjust to Buea and to understand the work and context of HSR-Cmr and the project he/she is working on since the Project requires consistency and continuous work.

 

Cost of internship

Projects Duration Cost
 

Prisoners Right’s Project

 

Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Project

From 2 to 4 weeks (1 month) XAF 400,000 =  601 Euro
From 4 to 12 weeks (3 months) XAF 600,000 =  915 Euro
From 12 to 20 months (5 month) XAF 750,000 =   $1144 Euro
From 20 weeks and above Additional XAF 85,000 = 130 Euro for each additional month

How to apply.

Kindly send your CV and a letter of motivation info@hisrcameroon.org
For further details, you can also contact us at bchamango@hisrcameroon.org