The European Roma Rights Centre employs a diverse and dedicated staff committed to the protection and promotion of human rights and equality for Roma in Europe. Our staff members include both Roma and non-Roma from more than 12 countries. The ERRC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on any ground in its hiring and seeks a diverse staff profile, with a particular focus on Romani staff members.

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The ERRC offers a limited number of internship opportunities each year to both Romani and non-Romani individuals. In line with its objective of empowering Romani activists, the ERRC supports internships for a limited number of Roma each year. All other internships are unpaid unless the intern is able to secure outside funding (the ERRC can provide relevant letters of support). Students may be able to arrange academic credit for their internship and should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.

The ERRC offers internships in our legal and programmes departments. ERRC interns are generally involved in a range of administrative and substantive activities. Depending on the organisation’s needs and the intern’s interests and abilities, ERRC interns may help ERRC staff file materials and provide other administrative support, arrange events and research missions, monitor human rights developments through desk and/or field research, edit reports, translate texts, draft reports on human rights abuse or legal documents, conduct legal research and assist in preparing cases for litigation, engage in advocacy efforts and support human rights training of activists.

Romani interns may also be supported to conduct community-based initiatives back in their communities as an extension of their internship with ERRC. Interns must present their concept for such at the time of application and work with ERRC staff to develop the initiative during their internships.

All internship applicants should be a minimum of 20 years of age, be self-motivated, well-organised and reliable, with a strong interest in human rights. Experience living or working in Romani communities is preferable and knowledge of Roma rights issues is a benefit and relevant coursework is desirable. Knowledge of regional languages is a strong plus. Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, Internet applications) are required.

Please check the calls listed on this website for openings.

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ERRC submission to UN HRC on Hungary (February 2018)

14 February 2018

Written Comments of the European Roma Rights Centre concerning Hungary to the UN Human Rights Committee for consideration at its 122nd session (12 Narch - 6 April 2018).

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The Fragility of Professional Competence: A Preliminary Account of Child Protection Practice with Romani and Traveller Children in England

24 January 2018

Romani and Traveller children in England are much more likely to be taken into state care than the majority population, and the numbers are rising. Between 2009 and 2016 the number of Irish Travellers in care has risen by 400% and the number of Romani children has risen 933%. The increases are not consistent with national trends, and when compared to population data, suggest that Romani and Traveller children living in the UK could be 3 times more likely be taken into public care than any other child. 

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Families Divided: Romani and Egyptian Children in Albanian Institutions

21 November 2017

There’s a high percentage of Romani and Egyptian children in children’s homes in Albania – a disproportionate number. These children are often put into institutions because of poverty, and then find it impossible ever to return to their families. Because of centuries of discrimination Roma and Egyptians in Albania are less likely to live in adequate housing, less likely to be employed and more likely to feel the effects of extreme poverty.

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