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ICCL Human Rights Film Awards: Call for Intern

The ICCL Human Rights Film Awards is Ireland’s first and only short film awards dedicated to human rights. We launched the project in 2009, aiming to bring together the best in filmmaking with the most passionate human rights advocates. The initiative has continued to grow over the past five years, and we aim to make the 2014 Awards an even bigger success.
Start Date:  6 May 2014
Duration of Internship:  6 May 2014 – 30 June 2014
Time Commitment: 2 days per week; some evening work
Remuneration: Voluntary. Pre-approved out-of-pocket expenses, including travel costs, incurred during the internship will be reimbursed.

Who we are
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) is Ireland’s leading independent human rights watchdog, which monitors, educates and campaigns in order to secure full enjoyment of human rights for everyone.

Founded in 1976 by Mary Robinson and others, the ICCL has played a leading role in some of the most successful human rights campaigns in Ireland, including: campaigns resulting in the establishment of an independent Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, the legalisation of the right to divorce, more effective protection of children’s rights, the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the introduction of enhanced equality legislation.

What we do:
•    Advocate for positive changes in the area of human rights;
•    Monitor Government policy and legislation to make sure that it complies with international
•    standards;
•    Conduct original research and publish reports on issues as diverse as equal rights for all families, the right to privacy, police reform and judicial accountability;
•    Raise public and political awareness of human rights, justice and equality issues;
•    Work closely with other key stakeholders in the human rights, justice and equality sectors.

The Internship:
We are looking for a dedicated and flexible individual to join the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards project team.  The role involves:

•    Helping the ICCL to promote the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards to a wide range of audiences, including: filmmakers and film students; corporate sponsors; supporters and members
•    Assisting the ICCL in carrying out the Human Rights in Under a Minute Challenge, the competition for secondary students
•    Providing administrative and communications support to the project team
•    Assisting the ICCL in developing relationships with leaders in the film industry and the arts;
•    Assisting with planning the ICCL’s high-profile Gala Screening and Awards Ceremony, to take place in June 2014
o    Providing event-related administrative and logistical support
o    Assisting the ICCL with publicity running up to the Gala event, including: photo calls, online promotion and social networking; identifying new ways of highlighting the project 

Person specification:
•    A background in event management/ P.R./marketing/ communications would be an advantage
•    A keen interest in human rights/ equality issues and/or in film
•    Availability for 2 days per week from 1 May – 30 June 2014

How to Apply:

Please email a CV, including two professional/ voluntary references, and a covering letter to: (please include ‘Film Awards Internship Application’ in subject line)

or send application by post to:

ICCL Human Rights Film Awards
9-13 Blackhall Place
Dublin 7

Deadline for Applications:   Monday, 28 April 2014 

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