Jobs, Internships & Volunteering
Current vacancies and opportunities
- Legal Internship – deadline for applications: 24 August 2017.
- Invitation: free online advocacy course for activists in the Middle East and North Africa region. Deadline for applications: 20 August 2017.
If a post is no longer advertised then it has been filled. We apologise we are not able to provide feedback to all applicants, but we would like to thank all applicants for their interest in working for MRG.
Information for interns and volunteers
Minority Rights Group International (MRG) exists to promote the rights of minorities and promote cooperation between communities.
In line with this mission MRG seeks to involve volunteers and interns to:
- Work with staff and partners to organize events, processes and publications that promote the rights of minorities and promote cooperation between communities.
- Work with staff on the essential tasks that underpin all of our work e.g. fundraising, finance and administration, project and research work.
- Provide new skills and perspectives to our work.
We recruit volunteers for a minimum time period of 8 weeks full time or 3/6 months part time. Volunteers provide invaluable support to our work. This involves helping with general administration and routine tasks such as logistics, filing, photocopying, preparing correspondence and collating information and training materials. There may also be opportunities to volunteer in areas such as organizing events and fundraising. Office experience and language skills are highly valued.
We do not accept speculative applications. When volunteer positions are available they will be advertised on the jobs page of our website. Applicants are required to follow the application instruction on the advertisement. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a short interview.
Interns are recruited to carry out specific projects which often require at least a working knowledge of a particular language or specialist knowledge/experience in an area of MRG’s work. Candidates should have a strong interest in their chosen area, but studying the particular subject at degree level is not a formal requirement. Members of minority community or tribal and indigenous peoples’ representatives are highly encouraged to apply. Interns must be legally eligible to work in the United Kingdom
If we have any internship vacancies, they will be advertised on our website under the jobs section, along with details of how to apply. Please do not send speculative applications as we are unable to accept these.
If you are applying from abroad, please note that the work is unpaid so you will need to be able to support yourself while staying in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, Minority Rights Group International is not able to help with financing travel to the UK or finding accommodation for accepted candidates.
Through an internship, candidates will have the opportunity to increase their working experience, knowledge and skills whilst working in a multicultural and multiethnic environment, learn about how an international human rights NGO functions and how southern partners implement minority rights processes and programmes.
Travel and lunch expenses
Internships and volunteering can take place in all our offices (London, Budapest or Kampala). Minority Rights Group (MRG) will not pay interns and volunteers for placement; Interns’ expenses will be reimbursed upon production of receipts: up to £5/day for lunch, £7/day for travel expenses. MRG regrets that it does not have the resources to assist candidates with search for grants or funding.
MRG is unable to provide assistance with accommodation in London.
Overseas applicants studying in the UK are allowed to volunteer for up to 20 hours per week and do not need to apply for a visa. If you do not already have a visa / permission to work in the UK, MRG can provide support for candidates’ visa applications. MRG is registered as an A-rated sponsor with the Home Office.
How to apply
We do not accept speculative applications. When volunteer and intern positions are available they will be advertised on the jobs page of our website. Applicants are required to follow the application instruction on the advertisement. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a short interview.
Candidates will be informed in due course of their application/request status, but you should note that, as we always have more applicants than space, there are no guarantees of your being selected. If you have not heard from us within one month from the closing date, you can consider that your application has been unsuccessful.