P/T Research Intern Vacancy

28 September 2011

The Peru Support Group is currently seeking a part-time intern to assist with a variety of research projects in our office in Finsbury Park. The intern will make a real contribution to our organisation and gain valuable experience of working in the third sector.

The role will likely involve:

• Researching and writing articles for our website on issues including human rights, economic development and social conflict.
• Preparatory research for an upcoming publication on the impact of informal gold mining in the country.
• Writing content for an education pack, targeted at university students, on a high-profile torture case.
• Monitoring local media sources and drafting monthly news summaries.
• Other research and administrative tasks as required.

The successful candidate will be educated to at least degree level, have a working knowledge of Spanish and excellent research skills. A demonstrable interest in our campaign areas and / or Latin America is also a prerequisite for this role.

The intern must be able to work, either remotely or from our London office, at least one day per week for a minimum three-month period. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a salary for this role, but lunch and travel expenses within central London will be reimbursed.

To apply, please send an unedited writing sample (maximum 3,000 words) and CV to info@perusupportgroup.org.uk before 5:30pm on Friday 14th October.

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  • PSG Aims

    The Peru Support Group exists to promote social inclusion, sustainable development and the observance of human rights in Peru. To that end the PSG highlights shortcomings in observance of established norms, whether international or local in nature, in its research, advocacy and publications. In so doing, it underscores the relationships that exist within the political system, how institutions work, and the effectiveness of policies that aim to reduce poverty and inequality within the context of sustainable development.

  • Historical Overview

    Over the past century Peru has suffered a series of autocratic governments and a civil war in which nearly 70,000 people died. Many of the country's ongoing political and social problems are a legacy of its somewhat turbulent past. 

  • Human Rights

    Human rights violations were widespread during the twenty years after the initiation of armed conflict in 1980. Efforts to convict perpetrators since the war's end have made only limited progress. Today, concerns remain over the treatment of those engaged in social protest, particularly against strategically important investment projects.

  • Why join the PSG?

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