Stage posté par Global Conscience Initiative
Publié le : 30 janv. 2013
GCI is looking for a creative and passionate intern to re-design and re-start our Human Rights Club Program in Kumba, Cameroon! GCI Mission
The Global Conscience Initiative seeks to address and improve Cameroon's most pressing human rights issues: chiefly, corruption, abuse of prisoners' rights, gender inequality, civil liberty deficiencies, and lack of access to efficient and effective justice. Whereby promoting and protecting the human rights and freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, GCI strives to participate in the construction of a strong global conscience, through which the citizens of Cameroon can work together to advance all human rights.
Based on the belief that lasting peace must come from within a people and their own culture, GCI focuses on working with individual citizens as well as the media, government bodies, local councils, law enforcement and judicial systems. By encouraging and empowering the public to play an active role in supporting peace and development, GCI strives to help strengthen the communities with which it works. Through this, GCI facilitates the creation of networks of conscientious organisations and individuals who work together to promote democracy and human rights.
About the Human Rights Club Program
GCI has always staunchly believed in the importance of educating youth on human rights and the current issues in the field. Breeding an awareness of human rights in local youth creates an informed generation of Cameroonians prepared to resolve problems like corruption, abuse of prisoners' rights, and lack of protection of civil liberties. In that light, the GCI staff started the Human Rights Clubs (HRC) Project in January 2009, reaching out to several secondary schools in Kumba in order to organize after-school human rights clubs. The goal of the Project was to empower students to advocate for their own rights and educate their peers on the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. After initial input from GCI staff, the students elected executive leaders and began to take responsibility for carrying out the club's activities, including attending local and national human rights seminars, participating in interscholastic human rights debates between schools in the Kumba area, and presenting awareness skits for Annual Youth Day in February. The Project was closed in 2010; GCI is looking to reopen the HRC in late 2011-early 2012
About the Internship
As the Human Rights Club intern with GCI- you will take on a leadership role in re-organizing and invigorating the Human Rights Club Program! This means following up with already existing clubs at schools around Kumba, visiting the schools, advising students, and formulating projects and plans to make clubs self-sustaining! You should be creative, have experience working with youth and school groups, and be excited about bringing the Human Rights Club Program back to life!
It would be most effective for you to start in either January or June/July, because of the school schedule in Kumba.
It is highly preferred that interns applying for this position commit to six months to a year, in order to have consistent leadership for the program.
Internship Fees cover housing in Kumba, work-related transportation, and airport collection (in Douala). For interns staying longer than six months, internship fees are negotiable.
1-4 weeks- 300,000 CFA
5-8 weeks- 500,000 CFA
8- 12 weeks- 650,000 CFA
Each additional month- 150,000
To learn more about our organization, please visit our website: www.gci-cameroon.org
To apply for this position, e-mail your letter of motivation and Resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org