Opportunity for 2 Internships at Minority Rights Group International, London

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

  1. a) Design and assist in the implementation of specific projects; and
  2. b) Provide administrative support in his role as Executive Director of the organization.

The internships will be based in central London at the MRG offices at 54 Commercial Street E1 6LT (near Spitalfields Market & Liverpool Street station).

The internship is expected to last for a minimum of 6 months (renewable) and can commence at an agreed date after the 3rd of December 2018.

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/

Cumulative Task List for Interns

  1. Substantive
    1. Work on analytics concerning the Prevention of Genocide
    2. Identification of disaggregated data gaps in the implementation of the SDGs
    3. Design and liaison with partners of a practice based LLM
    4. Editing work focussing on International Law & Statehood
    5. Research on Comparative Constitutional Law and Minorities
    6. Assist in the design of projects attendant to the 50th Anniversary celebrations
    7. Research fund-raising organizations in liaison with the Fund-raising team
    8. Coordination with Legal team on Legal Strategy
    9. Support the dissemination of outputs in liaison with the Communications team


  1. Administrative
    1. General diary management
    2. Liaising with funders and arranging of meetings in connection with fund-raising
    3. Coordination with the management of MRG databases
    4. Logistics around the hosting of 50th anniversary celebrations
    5. Liaising with external parties over speaking and teaching commitments

Essential qualifications

The interns should have a background in; Law, Politics, International development, International relations, Econometrics, Quantitative sociology.


Interested candidates should send a CV and a one-page (A4) letter of motivation (should be attached) explaining their interest in the role to recruitment@mrgmail.org by 5pm on Friday the 21st of November 2018. Shortlisted candidates will need to attend an interview at the offices of MRG, London in the week commencing Monday the 26th of November at a time that will be arranged directly with the shortlisted candidate. Please note that while the two internships are unremunerated, MRG will cover 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 lunch allowance, to be claimed against the submission of receipts. The designated working days are to be set in agreement with Professor Castellino.

Note: You will need to have permission to work in the United Kingdom.

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