Opportunity for 3 Internships with Executive Director of Minority Rights Group International

Professor Joshua Castellino, Executive Director of Minority Rights Group International (MRG), is seeking three interns (maximum 2.5 days each) to work alongside him to:

  • Design and assist in the implementation of specific projects;
  • Work on documenting and classifying MRG reports;
  • Provide administrative support in his role as Executive Director of MRG.

Each intern will focus on one of the points above during their internship. The roles will be based in central London at the MRG offices at 54 Commercial Street E1 6LT (near Spitalfields Market & Liverpool Street station), though there is flexibility with working remotely.

About MRG

Established in 1969, MRG is a civil society organisation that works to support, campaign, capacity-build and litigate with and on behalf of minorities and indigenous peoples. The organization is headquartered in London with offices in Budapest (MRG Europe) and Kampala (MRG Africa), supported by staff in a variety of other locations in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. The organisation works closely with over 130 partners in 60 countries.  Further details about MRG, its strategic aims, programmes and personnel can be found at https://minorityrights.org/

Task List for Interns

  1. Design and Assist on Specific Projects
    1. Assist in the design of interventions on health and education;
    2. Identification of disaggregated data gaps in the implementation of the SDGs
    3. Editing work focussing on blogs, articles and books
    4. Research on Comparative Constitutional Law and Minorities
    5. Assist in miscellaneous law related work. 
  1. Documentation & Classification of MRG Research
    1. Working with the Communications team to collate MRG research
    2. Designing a system of classification for past MRG reports
    3. Working with MRG archival materials
    4. Coordination with the management of MRG databases 
  1. Administrative and Fund-raising Related
    1. Research fund-raising organizations in liaison with the Fund-raising team
    2. Support dissemination of outputs in liaison with the Communications team
    3. General diary management
    4. Liaise with funders and arrange meetings in connection with fund-raising
    5. Liaise with external parties over speaking and teaching commitments


Details of Application Process

Interested candidates should send a CV with a one page (A4) letter of motivation explaining their interest and skill-set in tackling one of the specific roles above to Joshua.Castellino@mrgmail.org by the 5pm on Friday the 27th of January 2020. Shortlisted candidates will need to attend an interview at the offices of MRG, London in the week commencing Monday the 3rd of February at a time that will be arranged directly with the shortlisted candidate. If the candidate is unable to attend in-person, a Skype interview can be arranged. The internship is expected to last for a minimum of 6 months (renewable) and can commence at an agreed date after the 10th of February 2020.

Please note that while the internships are unpaid, MRG covers the cost of daily travel to and from the office as well as the cost of any other travel that may be deemed necessary. Interns are also entitled to a daily lunch allowance. The designated working days are to be set based on an agreement between the successful candidates and Professor Castellino.


MRG values diversity among its staff and interns, and strongly welcomes applications from persons from minority communities, women and persons with disabilities.

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