Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is seeking creative, organized, passionate, and hard-working applicants for a full-time six-month Advocacy internship beginning in January or February 2020 and based in Sofia, Bulgaria. We are happy to work with students seeking academic course credit for their work. This is a remote, office-less, and unpaid internship that reports directly to the Executive Director.
Through this program, interns can expect to gain valuable hands-on advocacy experience, domestic and international. Domestically, interns will advocate for Bulgaria to take a stronger unilateral stance towards abuses in the Arab Gulf in its foreign policy. Interns will push for Bulgaria to adopt a stronger multilateral stance towards abuses in the Arab Gulf through increased engagement at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. They will engage with members of the Bulgarian parliament as well as non-governmental organizations. Interns will learn how to request and prepare for meetings with policy makers and civil society organizations. In learning how to conduct the meetings, interns will develop talking points and create tailored briefing documents for dissemination with policy makers. In supporting their advocacy work, interns will draft blogs and dispatches addressing important issues concerning human rights in Bahrain and the Arab Gulf as well as Bulgaria’s relation to the Arab Gulf. Through supporting ADHRB’s Geneva work through advocacy in Bulgaria, interns will learn about the United Nations Human Rights Council and the mechanisms of the UN, as well as the broader international approach to rights abuses in the region.
The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in a graduate program and have an undergraduate degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law, or a related field with: