Now Hiring: 2020 European Advocacy Internship – Madrid

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is seeking creative, organized, passionate, and hard-working applicants for a six month Advocacy Internship based in Madrid, Spain. We are happy to work with students seeking academic course credit for their work. This is a remote, unpaid internship that reports directly to the Executive Director. Applicants must be based in Madrid.


Interns will:

  • Research human rights crises and issues in Bahrain and the Arab Gulf region and their relations to the international human rights legal framework;
  • Draft policy papers and advocacy letters to support ADHRB’s mission;
  • Assist in ADHRB’s preparations for engaging with Parliamentary Advocacy;
  • Attend and report on events, briefings, and other relevant meetings during legislative and parliamentary sessions;
  • Attend meetings with international and national actors to discuss human rights in Bahrain;
  • Attend meetings with policymakers to discuss human rights in Bahrain and the Arab Gulf  and the GCC region;
  • Organize events and panels at local universities and in parliament to brief policymakers, NGO partners, and members of the public;
  • Strengthen national NGO partnerships through regular coordination and cooperation;
  • Support social media activities and provide administrative support where needed.

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in a graduate program and have an undergraduate degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law, or a related field with:

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Motivation, strong organizational skills, and ability to be self-starting;
  • Familiarity with UN human rights mechanisms;
  • Proficiency at Microsoft Office and social media platforms, in particular Twitter;
  • A demonstrated interest in the Middle East and North Africa, or democracy and human rights promotion;
  • Ability to commit to 40 hours per week.

Languages, Location, and Condistions

  • Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Candidates must be based in Madrid and be fluent in written and spoken Spanish;
  • This is a full time six months unpaid position based on ADHRB’s successful International Advocacy Program;
  • ADHRB works with different University and Institutions for academic credit
  • ADHRB does not have an office in Madrid
  • This position is open for April/May/June

How to apply

For more information about ADHRB, see

Interested in the position?

Please send us your CV and cover letter in PDF format named SURNAME_Name_CV-CL to with subject line European Advocacy Intern-Madrid.