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IWGIA is looking for an Editorial Assistant Intern


















Do you have editorial skills in Spanish and English? Do you enjoy collecting data to engage audiences? And do you have experience with human rights or media outlets?

If it sounds like you, we want to hear from you.

IWGIA is looking for a dedicated and skilled intern for the production of our yearbook The Indigenous World 2019. IWGIA’s yearbook is the only global report on the rights of indigenous peoples and functions as a go-to reference for the work of UN-diplomats as well as indigenous peoples from the Arctic to the Pacific.

As part of the yearbook editorial team, you will get a unique opportunity to follow the entire process from editing to launching The Indigenous World.


Since editing of the yearbook is a broad task involving over 50 independent contributors and a small editorial team, we have a set of related tasks. We imagine that you will assist us with some of the following and/ other ad hoc tasks - based on interest and qualifications - in the organisation:

  • Translate and proofread articles from English to Spanish
  • Assist with website copywriting and updating as needed
  • Collecting and analysing data
  • Crafting effective social media updates
  • Drafting designs and visualisations

You will be referring to the yearbook General Editor in planning, editing and administering the yearbook project.

Your qualifications:

You are ideal for the job if you:

  • You are studying a relevant education, preferably Communication, Journalism, Anthropology, Spanish, English or alike, and you are motivated to communicate human rights and change.
  • Since our yearbook is published both in English and Spanish, we are looking for a candidate that can manage bilingual editorial tasks and have strong writing skills in Spanish and English.

Apart from that it is a plus, if you:

  • Have experience with proofreading and data storytelling
  • Are familiar (or want to be familiar) with the rights of indigenous peoples
  • Have experience with publishing and coordinating projects
  • Have the drive to be part of a small and dynamic team.

We offer

As a learning organisation we value knowledge sharing, innovation and creativity. Therefore we appreciate any feedback and ideas. Apart from that, we will offer:

  • The opportunity to be part of a project you can influence
  • The chance to implement and develop your own ideas
  • A broad international network of committed colleagues and employees
  • A thorough knowledge of working with indigenous peoples’ rights and the related issues within climate change, international processes and land rights
  • Flexible work hours with the time needed for assignments from the University
  • An open and dynamic work environment with lots of recognition, sparring and constructive feedback
  • Close collaboration with a trained journalist specialised in multicultural communication

For IWGIA, it is important that our interns learn as much as possible. Therefore you will have independent responsibilities with relevant support from other team members.

The internship runs through February-May and you are expected to work 37 hours a week. IWGIA can give proof of your work if the internship is a part of your studies. The internship is unpaid.

Application deadline: 2 December 2018.

Please send a short motivation letter, your CV and examples of previous editorial/design work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please quote “Editorial Assistant Intern” in your mail. Interviews will take place on a regular basis.

For more information about the internship, please contact the General Editor Pamela Jacquelin-Andersen on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on +45 3153 3016

More about The Indigenous World

Our annual global report, The Indigenous World, documents the state of indigenous peoples' rights in countries on all continents with detailed country reports authored by experts, indigenous activists and scholars. The Indigenous World is an advocacy tool used and praised by human rights defenders, academics and indigenous organisations. All content is user-generated by voluntary contributors from around the world and this year will be its 31st edition.

Get a glance at the content here: https://www.iwgia.org/en/resources


IWGIA is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. We document indigenous peoples’ situations, the violations of their rights and analyze trends; empower indigenous peoples through organizational support and projects on the ground and by supporting human rights institutions to advance indigenous peoples’ rights; and we conduct advocacy with and in support of indigenous peoples towards key duty bearers at international, regional and national levels.

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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.

Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. Download here.

Contact IWGIA

Prinsessegade 29 B, 3rd floor
DK 1422 Copenhagen
Phone: (+45) 53 73 28 30
E-mail: iwgia@iwgia.org
CVR: 81294410

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