Intern in Human rights

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Yaounde, Cameroon

The ideal candidate would be able to work independently to assist in monitoring developments (human rights, politics, and conflict) in the region, in specific:

  • Follow-up on human rights issues and cases in line with provisions of the treaty body mechanisms and special procedures.
  • Assist in preparing a monthly review to give an overview of the human rights situation in the assigned region for inclusion in the office's monthly report.
  • Assist in overseeing maintenance and further development of the office's information and resource tools and, where necessary, directly update and produce the information and resource tools.
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports on the work of the Central Africa Regional Office. - Attend and take notes in meetings and conferences as requested by the supervising Human Rights Officer.
  • Assist the supervising Human Rights Officer in organizing workshops and activities related to the work of the office. - Familiarize herself/himself with human rights mechanisms, conventions and Human Rights Council procedures.
  • Carry out political and legal analysis of certain topics related to the Central Africa Regional Office. (e.g.: statelessness, migrant domestic workers, etc.).

Qualifications/special skills

  • Be enrolled in or have completed a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent or higher such as Master’s degree or equivalent, Ph.D. or postgraduate degree);
  • Be enrolled in or have completed the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).


  • Fluency in English or French is required; knowledge of the other is desirable.