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Internship positions for students of the MA Degree Programme in “Human Rights and Multi-level Governance”

Human Rights Centre “Antonio Papisca”: proposal for 2 intern positions for students of the MA degree programme in Human Rights of the University of Padova

The Human Rights Centre “Antonio Papisca” of the University of Padova offers 2 internship positions for students of the Master's Degree Programme in “Human Rights and Multi-level Governance” in the period from February 2024 to June 2024. An internship consists of 225 working hours, distributed in roughly 3 months, and entitles to 9 ECTS credits (corresponding to the curricular stage).  Internships are not remunerated.

Internships at the Human Rights Centre aim at:

  • increasing the intern's understanding of current human rights issues, improving her/his practical skills in research and communication;
  • providing the Human Rights Centre with the contribution of outstanding students in carrying out its activities.

The Tasks assigned to the intern include:

  • Reviewing and updating the “In-depth” section of the Centre’s website (Italian and English versions);
  • Supporting the editing of the new online edition of the Italian Yearbook of Human Rights;
  • Drafting news. updating institutional sections of the Centre’s website (Italian and English versions), managing the social media profiles of the Centre;
  • Supporting the staff in the organization of conferences, events and extra-curricular activities.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in the 1st or 2nd year of the HRG master’s program for the entire period of their internship;
  • Fluency in English, including writing skills;
  • Fluency in Italian, including writing skills;
  • Willingness to undergo training and seek out professional development opportunities;
  • Team working experience;
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

To submit your application, please send via email the following documents to: centro.dirittiumani@unipd.it (subject Internship Application)

A) a statement of interest (in the body of the e-mail), specifying your availability in the coming months (days per week, preferred periods, etc.)
B) a motivation letter of maximum 400 words (you are invited to visit the Centre’s webpages and get familiar with the Centre’s activities, so as to indicate in which areas you wish to contribute);
C) your updated CV (max. two pages);
D) the list of exams you have passed, with marks.
(Documents B to D should be submitted as a single .docx or .pdf attached file)

Deadline for submitting applications: February 13th, 2024

The selection process is based on the submitted documents and may include an interview by the staff of the Human Rights Centre.

For information, please contact:

Sofia Pieretti
University of Padova - University Human Rights Centre "Antonio Papisca"
Complesso Universitario, Via Beato Pellegrino, 28 - 35137 Padova (Italy)
Tel +39 049 8271811
e-mail: centro.dirittiumani@unipd.it



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