OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2024

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2024 to give indigenous persons the opportunity to gain knowledge about the United Nations system.

Trained participants are better equipped to assist their organisations and communities in protecting and promoting their rights. The training programme is available in 5 languages and fellows are trained together allowing them to participate actively.

OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship 2024 | DETAILS

The aim of the program is to provide Indigenous Peoples with the opportunity to learn about the work of UN institutions and mechanisms that deal with human rights in general and Indigenous Peoples’ issues in particular. Participants who complete the internship will be able to better assist their organizations and communities in protecting and promoting their rights. The 4 weeks fellowship programmed for the summer of 2024 will be available in 5 languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian and Portuguese.

See Also: United Nations Foundation Internships 2024 | Paid Internships

Programme Benefits

  • A return flight ticket from Geneva
  • Living Expenses
  • Basic health insurance

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship 2024, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. The candidate must be indigenous (non-indigenous persons will not be taken into consideration, even if they have close links with indigenous communities and/or organizations).
  2. Age should not be a limitation to participation in the programme.
  3. Formal education should not be a limitation to participation in the IFP given the socio-economic barriers confronted by many indigenous peoples that limit access to formal educational institutions.
  4. Candidates should agree to train other indigenous persons after the return to their respective communities/organizations.
  5. The candidate should be proposed, and his/her candidacy supported by his/her indigenous organization and/or community. It is desirable that the sponsoring organization has a firm constituency or membership and that it is representative.
  6. The candidate should have a good working knowledge of the language in which the programme is imparted.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship 2024 are encouraged to send their application form before the deadline. All application forms must be fully completed, signed and sent by regular post to:

Mr. Morse Caoagas Flores
Coordinator, Indigenous Fellowship Programme
Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
48, Avenue Giuseppe-Motta, Office 2-05
CH-1211 Geneva 10

Scanned applications are also accepted and can be sent to the following email: [email protected] and copy: [email protected]

Applicants must note that application forms are to be accompanied by an official recommendation letter from the nominating indigenous organization or community.

Application Deadline: 30 September 2023

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