MENA Rights Group is inviting eligible candidates for its internship in Geneva.

About MENA Rights Group

MENA Rights Group is a Geneva-based legal advocacy NGO, focusing on the protection and promotion of fundamental rights and freedoms in the Middle East and North Africa. Adopting a holistic approach, it works at both the individual and structural levels.

About the internship

MENA Rights Group is inviting eligible candidates for its internship in Geneva.

Mode of the Internship


Duration of the Internship

6 Months.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assisting our team with documentation and casework.
  • Preparing communications to file with international protection mechanisms.
  • Contributing to the drafting of reports and legal briefs.
  • Supporting advocacy and communication actions undertaken by MENA Rights Group.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a Swiss/EU citizen or hold a valid work permit for Switzerland.
  • NB: Candidates with a Swiss Student B Permit can only work full-time when they do not have classes.
  • Be enrolled in university during the internship, and be able to enter a three-way agreement between the candidate, MENA Rights Group, and the candidate’s university. 

Required Skills

  • Have a background in law (international law, human rights law) or social sciences with a strong international law component.
  • Be passionate about human rights.
  • Have demonstrated interest and knowledge of the MENA region.
  • Speak and write English fluently; working knowledge of French or Arabic is an additional asset.
  • Have solid analytical and writing skills.
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment, i.e., be organized and able to work effectively and independently.
  • Ideally, be familiar with social media.


A monthly stipend of CHF 800 (gross).

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can send an email to with the subject line “Legal Internship – Candidate’s Name”.

The application should be in English and contain, in PDF documents:

  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A motivation letter in the form of an essay explaining your motivation for working with MENA Rights Group and how you would like to contribute to MRG’s work. We read these letters with great attention.
  • In the candidates’ email, please specify your earliest starting date and whether he/ she is able to work full-time.

Application Deadline

1st June 2023.



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