Summer Internships at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights – Deadline 31 March 2018

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) is currently recruiting for its 2018 Summer Internship Program. CCHR is a leading non-aligned, independent, non-governmental organization that works to promote and protect democracy and respect for human rights – particularly civil and political rights – throughout the Kingdom of Cambodia. Its work covers a wide range of human rights issues, from business and human rights to fair trial rights, and from fundamental freedoms and civil liberties to LGBTQ rights. More information is available on CCHR’s website: www.cchrcambodia.org


CCHR relies on the support of talented and enthusiastic interns who are interested in human rights issues that CCHR engages with, and who are keen to gain valuable experience working in human rights advocacy. Past CCHR interns have gone on to pursue a range of careers, including in human rights law and advocacy in Southeast Asia and internationally. Interns will be based in CCHR’s office in Phnom Penh (travel to other parts of the country is a possibility).


Working under the supervision of international and Cambodian staff, successful applicants will be required to work on various tasks, including conducting extensive desk research, including legal research; drafting CCHR publications including briefing notes, reports, factsheets, press releases, media alerts and open letters; producing CCHR’s monthly newsletter; assisting with drafting and editing donor reports; editing Khmer-English language translations; occasionally representing CCHR at meetings, press conferences and other events; and providing administrative assistance.


Successful applicants must:

  • Have completed an undergraduate degree in law, development studies, human rights, or a similar field (exceptional applicants who have completed at least two years of their degree will be considered);

  • Have knowledge of international human rights law and mechanisms;

  • Have a strong interest in Cambodia and Cambodian politics;

  • Be fluent in English (reading, writing and speaking);

  • Have strong communication skills, both written and verbal;

  • Possess strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;

  • Be able to volunteer for a minimum of three months; and

  • Be able to bring a laptop to use at work for the duration of the internship.


Postgraduates in law, development studies or human rights are strongly encouraged to apply.


Internship roles are unpaid. CCHR is unfortunately unable to cover or contribute to any costs associated with travel arrangements, visas, accommodation etc.


How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their CV (2-pages maximum) and Cover Letter (1-page maximum), detailing their suitability for, and interest in, interning at CCHR to: internships@cchrcambodia.org by 31 March 2018. Please specify your preferred dates for the internship.

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