The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) London office is seeking a research and advocacy intern based in Bangladesh, for their South Asia Media Project. We are looking for individuals with strong skills and education in research, data collection, analysis, and writing. The intern will also have significant knowledge and understanding of the national media landscape in the country.
About the South Asia Media Project
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has built an online repository of news pieces published in traditional and digital formats in the form of a digital archive. The purpose of this project is to preserve news and information shared and circulated during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as document the spread of disinformation and misinformation.
The web portal analyses news and social media narratives and compiles a historical record of their impact on governance and civil liberties, as well as the political and social landscapes of the countries of the region. The mandate of The Media Archive is to be a digital resource for present and future research on themes of migration, racism, hate speech and discrimination across three South Asian countries of Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.
CHRI is an independent, international non-governmental organisation working for the practical realisation of human rights through research, advocacy, and mobilisation since 1987. We have offices in London, New Delhi and Accra.
CHRI focuses on the intersection of human rights, transparency, and good governance, with programmes on access to justice, access to information, eradicating contemporary forms of slavery and human trafficking, freedom of expression, and building the capacity of small States to access UN human rights mechanisms. CHRI’s London office leads research and advocacy work focusing on the eradication of contemporary forms of slavery and human trafficking (SDG Target 8.7). CHRI London founded the Commonwealth 8.7 Network a global network of 70+ civil society organisations that share a common vision to eradicate contemporary forms of slavery and human trafficking.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Position in Organisation
Reports to Project Coordinator
What we offer
This is an exciting opportunity to gain work experience in the small office of an established international human rights NGO in the area of research and advocacy. The members of the London team are located across geographies and time zones, mostly working remotely. This is a unique set up that provides interns with flexibility, the opportunity to own and lead their own work streams with supervision and guidance.
What we ask for
Interns work on a flexible basis. We are looking for someone able to commit 3 to 5 days a week for a minimum of 6 months. We pay a modest stipend to our interns. The intern will have regular check-ins with their supervisor, and regular reviews. A formal review will be conducted after 3 months.
INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
Contract: Six months, with anticipated extension
Days: 3--5 days per week. Flexible working hour options will be considered.
Location: Work is remote but the applicant must be based in Bangladesh
To Apply: To apply for this position, please forward a 500-word cover letter, your resume (CV) and the latest writing sample to email@example.com by Dec 31st, 2022. Please include in your cover letter:
Please write ‘Application: ‘SA Media Project Research and Advocacy Intern (Bangladesh)’ in the subject line of your email.