By Kirsten Fiedler

European Digital Rights (EDRi) is an international not-for-profit association of 35 digital human rights organisations from across Europe. We defend and promote rights and freedoms in the digital environment, such as the right to privacy, freedom of expression, and access to information.

Join EDRi now and become a superhero for the defense of our rights and freedoms online!

The EDRi office in Brussels is currently looking for an intern to support our policy team, located in Brussels. This is your opportunity to get first-hand experience in EU policy-making and contribute to a change in favour of digital rights and freedoms across Europe. The internship will go from 4 September 2017 to 28 February 2018, and is paid 750,- EUR per month.

Key tasks:

  • Research and analysis on a range of policy topics, in particular in the fields of telecommunications, net neutrality, intermediary liability and freedom of expression, encryption, cross-border access to e-evidence and digital trade;
  • Monitoring international, EU and national related policy developments;
  • Organising and participating in meetings and events;
  • Assisting with writing of the EDRi-gram newsletter;
  • Assisting with preparing draft reports, presentations and other internal and external documents;
  • Assisting with preparing communication tasks;
  • Development of public education materials;
  • Find out more about internships at EDRi.

Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for human rights and technology-related legal issues;
  • Very good understanding of European decision-making;
  • Experience in the fields of telecommunications, net neutrality, intermediary liability and freedom of expression, encryption, cross-border access to e-evidence or digital trade would be an asset;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Fluent command of spoken and written English;
  • Computer literacy.

How to apply:

To apply please send a maximum one page cover letter and a maximum two page CV in English and as pdf (other formats – such as doc and docx – will not be accepted) to julien.bencze(at)edri.org.

The closing date for applications is 14 July. The interviews and written assignments will take place between 24-28 July. Please note that due to scarce resources, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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