Global Campus of Human Rights EU-UN Fellowship Programme 2020 – Autumn Session

The Global Campus of Human Rights is offering two positions as fellows in the framework of the Global Campus of Human Rights EU-UN Fellowship Programme to the EMA graduates of the past three years.


The Fellowship will start on Monday, 24 August 2020 and will end on Friday, 18 December 2020. The placement offices will be the European Union Delegations in Geneva and New York (one fellow for each office for the entire duration of the programme) where the fellows will assist the delegation in following the United Nations Human Rights Council and United Nations General Assembly and related bodies dealing with human rights.


The fellows will perform tasks as set out by their supervisors.


Tasks may include, but are not limited to, carrying out research, writing reports and evaluations on negotiations, assisting in the drafting of EU statements and resolutions, as well as participating in negotiations with EU and other countries' delegates. Some administrative tasks can be expected. Often, overtime work will be required.


Overall administrative management of the Fellowship Programme is provided by the Global Campus of Human Rights.


The fellows will be entitled to the following (these entitlements have to be considered as gross amount*):

• Per diem: 95 € gross (for the fellow placed in New York) or 75 € gross (for the fellow placed in Geneva).

The per diem is to be considered ALL inclusive. No additional expenses, such as travel, accommodation, insurance or any other related issue, will be reimbursed.


*(Article 50, clause 1, letter c) of the Testo Unico delle Imposte sui Redditi includes among incomes considered to be similar to those of employed labor “sums paid by anyone in the form of a scholarship, check, prize or subsidy for the purposes of study or professional training, if the beneficiary is not bound by relations of regular employment to the provider of funds” (tax law in force as of 31.07.2010). The net sum paid will thus vary according to the overall tax situation of the recipient of the payment, as well as the nature of the taxation system itself, which varies from year to year.


Candidates MUST:

  • be EMA graduates from a.y. 2016-2017 to a.y. 2018-2019;
  • be a European Union citizen;
  • NOT have had a prior working relation (including internship) longer than 6 weeks with any EU institutions;
  • have excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of French;
  • cannot exceed one year of remunerated full-time professional experience after the BA level.


With the intention of acknowledging concerns arising from the coronavirus pandemic and the containment measures adopted worldwide, a deferral option may be available to the selected fellows for fall 2020. In case travel restrictions or other insurmountable COVID-19 related obstacles are still in place at the time of the planned departure to New York or Geneva, the beginning of the fellowship can be deferred by a maximum of two weeks. If this two-week period is not enough to overcome these COVID-19 related complications and assure compliance with health and safety norms, the selected fellows will have the option, in concertation with the Global Campus and the EU Delegation, to defer their place and start the Programme in February 2021.


Interested candidates should send an updated CV (specifying the title of their EMA thesis) and a letter of motivation by Wednesday 10 June, 2020 at 12 am to


All CVs will be considered for both delegations, candidates shall not express any preference; only one letter of motivation is required.


No additional documentation will be taken into account. Should you have any further doubt, please contact Ms. Sara Tosoni at the email address provided above.

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