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The APT offers a limited number of internships, normally to young graduates in human rights law, political sciences or international relations. Candidates must have a manifest interest in furthering the work on the prevention of torture, ill-treatment, conditions of detention, or administration of justice. Interns are involved in the daily substantive and organisational work of the APT secretariat. They are normally given their own areas of responsibility and participate in internal meetings as temporary members of staff.

There are two types of internship:

a) Short term, of a one to three months programme, to assist with a particular project or on UN human rights meetings;

b) Long term, of a three to six months programme, to enable an intern to focus on a particular APT project as well as assist at the monitoring of UN meetings.

APT pays a monthly grant of CHF 1’000 to full time interns. This does not cover living costs in Geneva, so intern should be able to count on other financial support.

Applications: Please send a letter of motivation, updated curriculum vitae, references and one writing sample by email to: intern@apt.ch, or to APT, P.O. Box 137, 1211 Geneva 19.

The APT will prioritise replies to applicants invited for an interview.

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