Internship Program

Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC)

  • Internship
  • Nairobi
  • July 19, 2024


Vacancy Description

Period: 3 months with possibility for renewal based on performance
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Supporting: All KHRC thematic areas
Period of engagement: August 2024 – January 2025
Reporting to: Program Managers

About KHRC

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is a premier and flagship Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Africa that was established and incorporated in 1992 by Kenyans exiled in the United States of America (USA) and later registered in Kenya in 1994. KHRC founders are among the foremost leaders and activists in struggles for human rights and democratic reforms in Kenya and beyond.   KHRC seeks to hire six interns to fill positions to offer support to following areas:  Program, Communications, Legal, and Administration.

Overall Purpose:

An intern offers support and reports to any and all offices. The position of an intern seeks to contribute and work together with other team members to provide administrative, financial, programmatic, communication, legal and field support where required.  Interns will not engage or make any decision on behalf of the Commission and will work closely with all team members assigned to them to drive the strategic direction of KHRC.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Offer support to all thematic areas in the implementation of the organization’s operational plan as directed by the Program Managers including undertaking of administrative work.
  2. Assist all thematic areas when undertaking fieldwork including quality report writing, facilitation, training, or education of beneficiaries.
  3. Assist the legal affairs department by receiving and documenting all clients received and, where possible, giving the required legal advice.
  4. Assist in reviewing and editing various consultant reports including policy briefs and conducting desktop research and developing quality reports on key issues related to KHRC work.
  5. Assist in the analysis of relevant bills and coming up with recommendations, monitor media reports and generate bi-monthly reports.
  6. Assist in organizing training, conference, or meetings for all KHRC constituents and generate quality reports of all meetings/conferences.
  7. Assist in the preparation processes for any field work activities, including the collection of materials to be distributed and packing all activity materials as directed by the Program Manager or Advisor in charge of the activity.
  8. Undertake any other duties as assigned by the internship committee or managers.

We are looking for candidates who are:

  1. Good at planning and organization skills and have efficient work methods.
  2. Able to work well in a team as well as independently.
  3. Empathetic and passionate to support persons from all walks of life and have a passion for human rights.
  4. Able to take initiative, prioritize, organize workload, meet deadlines, and work under pressure
  5. Attentive to detail and accuracy
  6. Willing to learn, teachable, and have a good work ethic and attitude.

Qualifications we are looking for:

  1. A first degree in a discipline that relates to the areas indicated or a recent graduate who has completed all course work and is awaiting graduation. For more information on our thematic areas visit our website
  2. Applicants to the Legal Area should be students who have finished their 4th year of study in Law and are awaiting graduation, or students who have gone through Kenya School of Law (KSL) and are awaiting admission to the bar. This is mandatory.

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Application Guidelines

We will require an application letter stating why you are interested in joining the KHRC internship program and a detailed CV sent on or before Friday, 19th July 2024. 

Indicate in the subject line the thematic area you are applying to. If applying for a program slot, please indicate INTERNSHIP – Programs. For communications roles, specify INTERNSHIP – Communications. For legal positions, use INTERNSHIP – Legal, and for administrative roles, indicate INTERNSHIP – Administration.

Applications that do not meet set requirements will not be considered.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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