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Our work at ECCHR benefits greatly from the diversity of our colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all cultures and those with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to providing the necessary adjustments to enable colleagues with disabilities to work independently to fulfill their essential duties.

Senior Legal Advisor (m/f/d) in the program International Crimes and Accountability (full-time)

We are looking for a person (m/f/d) with at least five years of relevant professional experience to lead and contribute in or program area International Crimes and Accountability. In-depth knowledge and critical perspectives on international criminal justice are a prerequisite as well as international work experience. In addition to project management and concrete case work, the job includes discursive discussions in the subject area, networking and support for those affected.

Application deadline: 6 June 2022

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Communications traineeship

We are hiring trainees in ECCHR’s Media & Communications department for a three-month duration.

We are seeking trainees beginning 1 October 2022 or 1 January 2023 and are accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Preference will be given to applicants who can communicate in German and English and who have experience in journalism and/or public relations, or who have studied these fields.

This traineeship should be undertaken as part of a program of study. Expense allowance: €450/month

Please apply by email to Arite Keller:

To apply, please send the following documents as one PDF:

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV (tabular form)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Work samples in English (max. five) and German (max. three)
  • Proof of student status (e.g. enrollment certificate)


  • Basic knowledge of human rights
  • Excellent written communication skills in English
  • Excellent German skills are required. Spanish, French or Arabic is an advantage 
  • Some experience in the field of press and public relations work
  • Strong writing skills
  • Some website editing experience
  • Experience with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and an enthusiasm for new developments in online communication
  • Good IT skills and competence with basic programs (e.g. Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Ability to work independently

Responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Substantive research on human rights topics
  • Translating texts from German to English
  • Editing/proofreading German and English texts (articles, web texts and social media posts)
  • Contributing to planning, drafting and editing press releases, newsletters, web texts and other materials (in German and English)
  • Daily press review and compiling press clippings (of German and English media)
  • Supporting our online presence and social media channels (in German and English)
  • Assisting with preparing, running and following up on press and other events
  • Aissistance in handling international media inquiries
  • Contribute to producing audiovisuals
  • Basic office management tasks

As a trainee in the Media & Communications department, you also have the chance to take part in ECCHR’s Critical Legal Training curriculum (workshops, discussions, etc.).