What form does the scholarship take? 

Duration: Scholarships are generally granted for a five-month full-time internship (40 hours per week).

Starting datesStarting dates can be arranged between 1 May and 1 December 2018. Please note the application deadline. The International Crimes and Accountability Program welcome in particular applications from candidates available to start in May 2018.

Payment: ECCHR hires scholarship holders as interns who are employed through ECCHR and receive a gross monthly wage of €1,550 (minus tax and social security deductions).

For scholarship holders the Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung will also cover return travel costs from the place of residence to Berlin up to €1,500 and any visa costs that arise. 

Accommodation: We cannot provide accommodation but are happy to give some advice on finding accommodation in Berlin.

Scholarship sponsor: The Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung is offering five scholarships for this round of applications. Scholarship holders will also be in contact with the Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung and will keep them updated on their experience with ECCHR.

What are the professional requirements?  

Applicants should have the following knowledge and experience:

Education: Ongoing or completed degree in law and/or another relevant subject area. Applicants may set out the relevance of their education history in more detail in their letter of motivation.

Knowledge: All applicants should have a fundamental understanding of human rights and some experience in dealing with human rights topics. Program-specific background knowledge is also important:

  • Business and Human Rights: Good knowledge of international debates on the topic of business and human rights and of legal action against companies on a national level.
  • International Crimes and Accountability: Good understanding of international criminal law (incl. extraterritorial cases at national level) as well as the current legal and political debates on international criminal jurisdiction. Background knowledge of sexualized violence in international criminal law is a plus.
  • Migration: Good knowledge of European and public international law as well as the relevant fundamentals of refugee law, ideally also practical experience in migration law or refugee protection.

Languages: Excellent written and spoken English is required. German language skills are desirable but not required for the Legal Training Program. Other languages are a plus (e.g. Spanish, Arabic, Russian and French – depending on current projects). 

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