The Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway is seeking an intern to play a leading role in the development and organisation of its 8th International Disability Law Summer School (June 20-24 2015). The School is designed to equip participants with the insights and skills necessary to translate the generalities of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into tangible reform for persons with disabilities. This year’s core focus will be on disability-inclusive development aid.
The internship represents an excellent opportunity for a graduate of law, social policy, disability studies, human rights or related disciplines to gain active experience in an acknowledged world-leading research centre. The appointee will play a central coordinating role in Summer School, the Centre’s annual showcase event which attracts over 100 participants from 40 nations. Key duties will include: liaison with the Faculty, including senior academics, practitioners, advocates and policy makers from around the world – many of whom have been directly and actively engaged in drafting and implementing the Convention; liaison with participants, including persons with disabilities, their families, civil society groups of persons with disabilities as well as advocates for disability law reform, lawyers, policy makers and policy analysts; research; event management and logistics; and marketing and communications.
Applicants should have a proven ability to work collaboratively with a team. They should possess a high level of IT literacy, an ability to multi-task, as well as an ability to work independently and under pressure. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are expected. A sensitivity to disability and mental health issues will be an asset.
The intern is required from January to June 2016. The start date is flexible. Depending on availability of the most suitable candidate, the appointment may be made initially on a part time basis. It is envisaged that duties will require fulltime commitment in May and June 2016. The internship is unpaid. A stipend towards living expenses and transport is available.
To apply, please send a CV, cover letter and details of your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 6th January 2016.