INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME OUTLINE
(Fall 2004 – Fall 2005)
The Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor offers internship programme for students and graduates.OUR ORGANISATION AND OUR WORK:
The different types of our work include:Advocacy: We monitor the law, policies and actions of the authorities and campaign on various issues on human rights and the rule of the law.
We brief the press, the United
Nations, Hong Kong and foreign governments and legislature on
Education: We publish human rights materials in Chinese and English (sometimes all and some in Tagalog) including a newsletter, teach yourself human rights booklets, and other human rights materials.Case Work: We handle cases referred to us by other NGOs which have strong implications for legal or institutional reforms in certain areas and go beyond the interest of the individual client, especially on police and immigration issues.
For further information, please visit our
web site: http://www.hkhrm.org.hk
˙ Applicants should preferably have completed their first year of legal or human rights related education or equivalent;˙ Applicants must be willing to take up an internship for 10 or more weeks on a full time basis. Preference will be given to those who will be able to stay longer;
should not take up
any employment or other internship program during the internship period;
be fluent in
English and with good research and writing skills. Knowledge of Chinese
asset though not necessary.
TRAINING:Interns will be trained in:
international human rights treaties in Hong Kong, and
constitutional law in
Hong Kong and its interface with the People's Republic of
basics of human
rights work in
research on a
topic on the rule of law or human rights important to
˙ participate in orientation training sessions and study the relevant reading materials on the rule of law and human rights;
˙ complete a project: e.g. to conduct an in-depth research on a topic on the rule of law and human rights important to Hong Kong and to complete the corresponding research paper;
˙ participate in the work of the Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor as may be reasonably required for participatory observation but such participatory observation could only be available or permissible subject to various reasonable constraints, e.g. an intern may not be allowed to testify in a deputation of the Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor to a Legislative Council hearing unless the intern is sufficiently knowledgeable to represent Human Rights Monitor on that subject.
See the list of projects for
the period Fall 2004
to Fall 2005.
Please note that although we operate locally and
mandate and expertise are on Hong Kong issues only, not on those of
FINANCE & ACCOMMODATION:
Since the Human Rights Monitor operates on a limited budget, we cannot afford to pay any financial support to our interns. So we will not be able to provide our interns with any salaries, benefits or allowances. No accommodation or financial provisions for home leaves will be provided.
We will however try our best to assist our interns to apply for financial assistance from their university and other grant giving bodies if requested.
will also assist in finding cheap but reasonable accommodation in
Hong Kong (most probably on
LANGUAGE & PRODUCTIVITY:
Rights Monitor operates in an English and Chinese bilingual
environment. While our education and
case work are mainly in Chinese (actually spoken Cantonese), our
conducted primarily in English. Actually most of the resources on
Human Rights Monitor will make available personal computers in the office for the use of interns with Windows 95/98/XP, MS Office XP/97, Internet, fax, anti-virus and other common programs. All these software programs work well with English data, though some have their interface in Chinese. To increase productivity, our interns are advised to bring their own notebook computer with the software they are familiar.
We accept application for internship round the year. The most recent processing of application will be in December 2004. Applicants should send us
(1). an application letter;
(2). a copy of CV;
All the related
documents in a file (RTF format)
Please inform us in the
letter whether you are a
Hong Kong Permanent
Resident so that we could speed up your visa application if you are not.