Human Rights Internship at British Embassy

Human Rights Internship at British Embassy


Welcome to our careers section where you can find out more about working with us at the British Embassy in Jakarta and our Consulate in Bali.

We offer a range of interesting and rewarding roles at different levels. Jobs include helping distressed British nationals, political and economic analysis, media activities, tackling climate change, promoting UK-Indonesia trade and much more.

There are lots of opportunities for professional development and the chance to work with talented colleagues from the UK and Indonesia. As part of the team, you will play an important role in strengthening the partnership between the UK and Indonesia.

We offer a competitive remuneration package including a supplementary commercial insurance package, generous annual leave and flexible working arrangements.

Civil Services Competences and the selection process

Selection is based on the overall suitability of the candidate against the skills, qualifications and competences required in the position, as may be demonstrated by applicants through the application form and the interview. The specific requirements for each position can be found in the job description.

We recommend all applicants understand the Civil Service competences before applying for any role and in preparation for interviews.

Selection is based on the competencies and skills demonstrated by applicants in the application form and the interview. The specific requirements for competencies and skills needed for each role can be found in each job description.

Due to the large volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview, which may also consist of a written test relevant to the role. Details will be provided at the time of short-listing. All interviews are conducted in English by a panel, usually made up of three members of staff.

All interviewed candidates will be contacted approximately two weeks after interview to inform them whether or not they have been successful. More detailed feedback can be obtained from our HR team upon request.

Current work opportunities

If you are interested in a job opportunity at the British Embassy in Jakarta or one of the other UK delegations, UKTI offices, other government departments or consulates in Indonesia, please visit the FCO Local Staff vacancies website.

To filter the search for current vacancies, use the “Country/Territory” field on the left of the page and select the country you wish to search.

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Staff recruited locally are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law.

View Vacancy - Human Rights Internship (CHEG20.257)

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
UKMIS (UK Mission to the United Nations)

The United Kingdom Mission in Geneva is looking for a highly motivated Intern to support the UK Ambassador for Human Rights and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations. The selected intern will assist on a range of administrative and policy tasks, including effective planning and support for the Ambassador’s official engagements.

This internship offers a unique opportunity to participate in the UK Mission’s human rights work as an integral part of the UK delegation. The internship will offer a chance to learn about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office while working alongside the UK Ambassador for human rights engaging with a range of international stakeholders, including UN agencies, NGOs and Civil Society.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting diary and logistical management for the Ambassador.

  • Information management including: record keeping, file management, maintaining contact databases and updating planning documents.

  • Drafting official correspondence on human rights related issues on behalf of the Ambassador for Human Rights and DPR.  

  • Organising events hosted by the Ambassador and supporting the preparation of visit programmes in October and November.

  • Attending meetings with the Ambassador for Human Rights, covering a range of topics and providing timely and accurate reporting.

  • Assisting in the preparation of briefing ahead of stakeholder meetings. Providing social media support for the Press and Public Affairs team when required.

  • Carrying out background research on a range of human rights and other related issues when required.

  • Supporting the Human Rights team on a range of tasks when required, such as covering meetings and side-events at the 45th session of the Human Rights Council in September 2020.  


  • Fluency in English with accurate and clear written communication skills.

  • Strong organisational skills with excellent attention to detail.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work with all seniorities.

  • Experience of working in a team.

  • Very good computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Outlook, Excel).


  • Experience using social media for professional purposes.

Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally
10 August 2020
Internship
Fixed Term, Full-time, Intern
40
6 months
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Switzerland
UK Mission to the Office of the United Nations, Geneva
International Organisation Delegation
1
1,250
7 September 2020

All applicants should have permission to live and work in Switzerland. Applicants must hold a full passport valid for at least 12 months for any EU / Schengen country.

EU nationals do not require visa sponsorship.

The UK Mission will offer the intern a monthly training allowance of 1,250 CHF. Please note that the intern will need to arrange and pay for his or her own travel, accommodation, mandatory health insurance, as well as any other costs. This internship will be for a period of 6 months with possibility of extension.

The cost of a monthly travel card within Geneva will be reimbursed.

The final appointment will be dependent upon successful security clearance. Please note that selected candidates need to submit the security forms before the internship starts. 

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

The successful candidates will be invited to attend a Skype interview.

Please be advised that the UK Mission will not be able to meet any cost during the Recruitment and Selection process, Security Check nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.

Additional Information (due to Covid 19):

  • You may experiment some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign and we are working hard to minimise any disruption;

  • Interviews will be done remotely if the existing situation determines this to be the right course of action;

  • Starting date may be delayed depending on circumstances at the time and it will be agreed with the selected candidate.

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