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01 de Abril de 2018

Communications Internship

International Juvenile Justice Observatory [+]


Children and young people all over the world are in need of protection and special care when they come into conflict with the law. This is the inspiration behind the establishment of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), which offers an inter-disciplinary system of information, communication, debates, analysis and proposals concerning different areas relating to the development of juvenile justice worldwide.

The IJJO was created in 2002 and obtained the statute of Public Interest Foundation in 2006. Currently, it has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). It receives support and sponsorship from a variety of universities, NGOs and government departments, as well as from different international and regional institutions.

The Communications internship will provide the opportunity to work collaboratively with the IJJO Communications staff, helping undergraduate and/or graduate students, as well as volunteers, further cultivate their skills through a real-life work experience. The intern will participate in a variety of activities including writing, researching and website management. This internship offers hands-on communications experience.

Main tasks:

  • Drafting communications materials such as articles, fact sheets, press releases, interviews, briefing materials, event materials, promotional emails and other similar items.
  • Proofreading and fact-checking communications materials.
  • Gathering of primary research material and checking background information.
  • Monitoring and curating news sources.
  • Developing web and social media content.
  • Pitching news items. 
  • Building and maintaining targeted media contact databases.
  • Updating the website on an as-needed basis.
  • Helping identify, plan, and implement new communication strategies, platforms and tactics.
  • Additional tasks and responsibilities as mutually agreed upon.



  • Excellent writing and verbal skills in either English, French or Spanish. 
  • Creativity, versatility, high energy, initiative and discipline.
  • Demonstrated interest in Juvenile Justice or Children's Rights issues is a plus, as is general knowledge of International Human Rights Law. 
  • Strong research ability.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-mail & Internet.
  • Proficient in Social Media Channels: Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, etc.
  • Knowledge of video editing and graphic design tools is a plus. 
  • Able to work independently as well as being part of a team.
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to meet deadlines.
  • Sharp attention to detail when proofreading or fact-checking.
  • Education/Experience: The ideal intern will be working toward a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or higher in Communications, Journalism, Law or a related field. Volunteers with similar studies or work experience in these areas are equally welcome.

Información adicional

Internship term:

  • Maximum 6 months minimum 3 months (Flexible period according to the student's availability). Stard dates: September 2018 or January 2019 (Flexibe). 
  • No financial remuneration is offered by the IJJO (Please check the European ERASMUS and Leonardo Programme opportunities with your university).


Spanish Office (Murcia)

If you are interested, please send your CV and a motivation letter to:



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