Human rights and pastizzi: Jakob’s experience with us!

Having just arrived in Malta and making my way to work on my first day with aditus, I didn’t really know what to expect of the upcoming two months, which seemed like a long time back then. Looking back now, after those two months flew by in no time, I regret not having had double the time.

What I gained from the internship – apart from weight due to a pastizzi-overload and a real sense of patience during daily traffic jams – were truly valuable experiences in defending, advocating for and promoting human rights.

In the course of the two months I had the opportunity to contribute to asylum casework, to help organising an advocacy campaign for holders of temporary protection status, to take part in workshops and stakeholder meetings, as well as to conduct research on important legal issues.

Most important of all, I got to work together with a great team of young people, who showed me what all that law-studying might be good for after all: employing legal means and vigorous advocacy to achieve justice and equality for all members of society, disregarding class, color or sexual identity.

For the great time, inspiration and encouragement in Malta, a big thanks to Neil, Carla, Claire, Antonella and Sarianna! Keep up the great work and hopefully our paths will cross again in the future.

Jakob, Claire, Marina, Antonella, Neil and Carla.




Want to be a Human Rights Intern?

We’re seeking to recruit one or two Human Rights Interns to assist us in our advocacy activities. Here’s a summary of the requirements and task description, but you can download the full call here:

“The Human Rights Interns will be full and active members of our dynamic team, with tasks generally including:

  • Daily media review and compilation;
  • PHROM’s Il-Librerija data management;
  • Thematic research supporting our FRANET Research Team;
  • Logistical and other support for projects being implemented;
  • Active input in our regular Team Meetings;
  • Visits to places of concern to us;
  • Participation at conferences, trainings and seminars;
  • Support our Shadow Reporting activities;
  • General research and compilation;
  • Administrative tasks.

Prospective candidates should:

  • Be in possession of a University degree in a field related to or including human rights;
  • Be knowledgeable of or familiar with key human rights instruments (e.g. United Nations core treaties, EU Charter for Fundamental Rights, European Convention on Human Rights, etc.);
  • Have excellent computing skills. Applicants with knowledge of IT tools required to make creative use of data and information (info-graphics, design, etc.) will be preferred;
  • Have an understanding of and agreement with the organisations’ guiding principles.”

Read through the call and get in touch with us in case you have any queries. We’re looking forward to receiving your applications!