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We are currently advertising for the following positions:

Senior Policy Advisor

IWGIA is recruiting a Senior Policy Advisor to support its programmes and leadership to drive the interdisciplinary advocacy work on human rights, biodiversity and climate change.

We are looking for a person with extensive knowledge, experience and insight on Indigenous Peoples’ rights within this context, who can help us to sharpen our advocacy focus for the implementation of internationally recognized rights in multilateral environmental agreements as well as in national policy processes and on the ground.

The Senior Policy Advisor will be engaging in our partnership with Indigenous Peoples around the world to document and advocate the gaps in implementation of rights still existing.

Application deadline: 13 June 2023

Read the full vacancy description here

Adviser on Heritage and Conservation and Indigenous Peoples' Rights

IWGIA is seeking a highly skilled and knowledgeable Adviser on Heritage and Conservation and Indigenous Peoples' Rights to join our organization in a 50% position.

As an Adviser, you will play a critical role in promoting recognition and respect of Indigenous Peoples' rights in the context of international policy-making related to heritage and conservation issues. Promoting the meaningful engagement of Indigenous Peoples in relevant forums and decision-making processes will be essential in guiding our organization's approach towards sustainable and inclusive heritage and conservation policy-making and practices. 

Application deadline: 13 June 2023

Read the full vacancy description here


IWGIA normally advertises for unpaid, communications internships in spring (April/May) for the autumn semester and in autumn (October/November) for the spring semester. Communications internships are advertised on our website, in our newsletter and via social media.

We do, on an ad-hoc basis take interns. In all cases, internships must be a formal part of your studies. Unfortunately, we do not have resources to render any kind of economic support, assistance with housing, etc.

We receive a large number of unsolicited applications for internships and volunteer work. Unfortunately we cannot follow up on all such requests; we hope for your understanding.

See more about our internship opportunity here. We are currently only seeking interns for 2024:

Communications Intern


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IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending Indigenous Peoples’ rights. Read more.

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IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for Indigenous Peoples worldwide. Read The Indigenous World.

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DK 1422 Copenhagen
Phone: (+45) 53 73 28 30
E-mail: iwgia@iwgia.org
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