I think a few people on this board would be a great resource for Amesty Ireland to work as intern volunteers advising on 'Refugee and Migrant Rights'
http://www.volunteeringireland.ie/vi_op ... 035/AI/DJZ
Refugee and Migrant Rights Intern
These would be decided in conjunction with the Research & Legal Manager on the basis of needs of section and experience, competencies and interests of intern/volunteer but could include: To respond to provide advice and assistance with individual applications for refugee status in Ireland. This includes assessing whether such cases fall within AI's Mandate and AI policies on refugee work, and determining the risk of human rights abuses facing such applicants if returned to their country of origin or to a third country. To provide AI information on the human rights situation in refugee-producing countries to relevant authorities, lawyers and non-governmental organisations. To assist the Research & Legal Manager in monitoring and appraising asylum and migration policies, law and practices of the Irish Government. This includes researching, preparing and writing external reports and internal briefing papers on AI's concerns. To follow legislative and political asylum and migration-related developments at the European Union (EU) level and to lobby the Irish Government where necessary, in conjunction with the Research & Legal Manager and AI's EU office. To respond to requests from the public for information on AI's work in the area of asylum and immigration.
hours 20 hours per week. Days and times flexible.
skills Knowledge of and interest in refugee and migrant rights Knowledge of and interest in Irish political structures Fluency in spoken and written English Excellent written and verbal communication skills Keen interest in and/or experience in Amnesty International and its mission Knowledge of Microsoft Office, with experience in Lotus Notes an advantage Background in immigration law a distinct advantage Flexibility Fluency in other languages an advantage but not a requirement
organisation Amnesty International
address Amnesty International Irish Section, Sean MacBride House, 48 Fleet Street, Dublin 2
phone 01 677 6361
fax 01 677 6392
notes Interested? Send a copy of the Amnesty International volunteer application form, together with a cover letter and your CV, to Sara Bennett, Human Resources Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Application forms available on our website www.amnesty.ie
under "About Us." Qualified applicants will be subject to interview and reference checks