Since 1992, the KHRC internship opportunities have helped transform many lives. The program has been successful in transforming young leaders into leaders of change in the society, both locally and internationally.
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The KHRC internship programme intends to:
- Increase the intern’s understanding of current human rights issues at the community, national, regional and international level and give them an insight into the work of the Kenya Human Rights Commission;
- Provide the KHRC mechanisms and assistants with the assistances and contributions of outstanding young students.
- Enable the aspiring human rights activists to master the dynamics in human rights work and acquire relevant experience in the various programs at the Commission – fact-finding, documentation and reporting, human rights education and advocacy. This equips them with adequate knowledge to address human rights concerns and violations in the country.
KHRC Internship Administration Policy
- The KHRC shall enter into a contract with an intern following a successful application;
- The contract will be binding to both parties for the duration of the internship;
- Interns will receive detailed orientation, which will include both the philosophy and work practices of the KHRC;
- The interns cannot represent the KHRC at any public events without the prior consent of their supervisors and;
- Interns will be expected to adhere to all KHRC’s regulations, polices and procedures.
Responsibilities of KHRC
- Provide the intern with a conducive working environment
- Give the intern a working space;
- Avail the requisite equipment throughout the internship period and
- Pay the intern a modest stipend to offset expenses for the duration of the internship (this however does not apply to International applicants)
Responsibilities of the KHRC Intern
- The intern must be available for a minimum of 10 weeks;
- The intern shall demonstrate willingness to fully and actively participate in the learning experience in the Commission by planning their programme with the Mentor;
- The Intern shall participate in the introduction and orientation programmes of the Commission
- The intern shall avail himself/herself for relevant skills development intervention planned by the commission
Please not that qualifying as an intern with the body does not guarantee you permanent employment with the organization.
Qualifications for the KHRC Internship Opportunities
- Interns should apply to the Internship Committee at the Kenya Human Rights Commission.
- A letter describing why you are interested in interning with the Kenya Human Rights Commission and what special skills or experience you have that would fit with our programmes
- A resume / curriculum vitae showing academic accomplishment, work experience, volunteer experience etc. Please include your email address.
- The names, phone numbers and email addresses of two references (one academic and one work-related preferred). Please include the title and organization of the referees and a few words indicating the context of your work with them.
- A brief unedited (professionally) writing sample that should be an academic essay roughly five pages long on any issue around human rights.
International applicants only:
- Summer internships require a minimum commitment of twelve weeks. Fall and Spring teams usually involve a commitment of at least 10 weeks. If your availability does not match the time period above, please inquire about alternatives.