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Human Rights Prize Youth Engagement Internship, HART, UK

 ORGANIZATION  Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust
 CATEGORY  Social Work
 DEADLINE  3. October 2019


Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) was set up by Baroness (Caroline) Cox fourteen years ago with the mandate to undertake advocacy and provide aid to those who are, or who have recently been, suffering oppression and persecution in various countries across the world. HART works to provide lasting change through aid and advocacy for those suffering oppression and persecution.

We work with communities in active conflict zones (such as Burma, South Sudan and Sudan) and post-conflict areas still devastated by war (such as Nagorno-Karabakh, northern Uganda and Timor-Leste).

HART relies on first-hand evidence of human rights violations, using this as a basis for a powerful twin-track programme of international advocacy in arenas such as the House of Lords and the media, and targeted aid-work focusing on sustainable community development, local partnership and regional networks of support.

Purpose of the Role

The HART Prize for Human Rights is an annual competition for young people interested in global issues. The competition aims to raise awareness of conflict, poverty and human rights abuses amongst secondary school students in the UK and encourage them to examine and critically engage with such issues. The HART Prize offers two competitions; a creative competition and an essay competition.

This role will focus on engaging schools and their students for the junior (11-14 years old) and intermediate (15-18 years old) age groups of the competition.

Main Tasks

  • Research and liaise with teachers and schools to build new and existing relationships;
  • Conduct presentations/assemblies/workshops at schools to promote learning about Human rights, the work of HART and the HART Prize for Human Rights;
  • Take the lead in developing your own style of promoting the HART Prize and tailoring each presentation to the intended age group, with support from the Communications and Fundraising Manager;
  • Develop a lesson plan that teachers can use to promote learning about Human Rights;
  • Update the resources available to students taking part in the competition;
  • Promote the HART Prize on HART’s social media platforms
  • Manage the HART Prize email inbox;
  • Act as the main liaison point for all entrants and school staff;
  • Input all entrants data and scores onto Excel;
  • Mark all entries submitted and create a shortlist for Baroness Cox and the guest judge;
  • Help with planning, promoting and following up the HART Prize giving event;

Essential Skills & Traits

  • Desire to gain experience in public speaking
  • Good knowledge of MS Excel and Word
  • Proactive can do attitude and ability to take initiative
  • Very good attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently

Other Skills & Traits

  • An interest in NGO/charity/human rights work
  • Understanding of HART’s vision, mission, and a commitment to its objectives and values


Email your CV and application form to lola.yusuf@hart-uk.org

Visit the Application link below for more information and to download the Application Form.

Apply here


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