Think Rights is looking for a volunteer project manager for a seminar series exploring the historical events that has shaped the international human rights regime.
About Think Rights
Founded in 2013, Think Rights is a non-profit human rights organization that seeks to facilitate the debate and exchange between Danish students, researchers and practitioners in human rights. The organization is comprised of independent working groups that deal with specific projects, including human trafficking, business and human rights, women’s rights, and The Universal – an annual human rights journal with an interdisciplinary scope publishing research by students, recent graduates and researchers.
About “Atrocities and the History of Human Rights”
“Atrocities and the History of Human Rights” is the working title for a proposed series of seminars where researchers will present their insights into historical atrocities and how such events shape the international human rights regime.
The seminars will run from February to June 2016.
The seminars will be interdisciplinary in scope and combine insights from history, law, political science and sociology. Possible cases to be explored include: the Holocaust, the Apartheid regime and the response of the international community, the Rwanda Genocide, the Bosnian genocide, ethnic cleansing in Darfur, and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P).
About the volunteering opportunity
You will be working with a team of volunteers with different backgrounds. You will be responsible for planning and organizing the seminar series, which will include background research into the proposed topics, securing partnerships with other relevant organizations and experts, booking speakers and venues etc. Finally, you will work in conjunction with our intern on promoting the seminar series.
- are a university graduate or a student in social science or humanities
- are fluent in English
- have good oral and written communication
- have good administrative skills
- are interested in human rights
It is an advantage if you
- have experience with volunteer work
- have experience with project management
- have experience with fundraising
- have experience with education, teaching or curriculum planning
- have knowledge within one or more of the following subjects: international relations, world history, political history, human rights, international criminal law, peace and conflict studies