5Rights Foundation is a globally active NGO working to build the digital world children and young people deserve. We are looking for an outstanding young professional to join our small and high-impact EU team. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious graduate to learn the ropes of advocacy while and play a concrete role in driving global social change.
5Rights Foundation exists to ensure a digital world that will serve children and young people today and for future generations.
We are a dynamic team of senior professionals and experts delivering change in how the digital world works. We have shifted the narrative and the agenda through provocative comms campaigns (e.g. Twisted Toys), pioneering research (e.g. Pathways) and award-winning tools (e.g. Child Online Safety Toolkit). We continue to drive real-life change thanks to an outstanding track-record of delivering legislation (e.g. Californian Age Appropriate Design Code), policy and regulatory frameworks (e.g. UNCRC General comment No. 25), and industry standards (e.g. IEEE 2089).
5Rights Foundation in 2021 set up an office in Brussels to advocate and influence for change through EU policy and legislation to protect children’s safety and rights online. Since then, we have had substantial success in driving our agenda at the EU-level, not least with the strong provisions for children in the DSA. Our current work priorities include DSA implementation, the AI Act and the review of EU consumer protection law.
We are looking to hire an EU advocacy intern with a strong commitment to our work, knowledge of the EU landscape as regards digital policy, and the skills to support outreach to key stakeholders. The internship will be for 6 months, with the possibilityof full time employment thereafter.
You will be responsible for monitoring the EU tech policy and media landscapes, building and managing our network among EU policymakers and stakeholders, developing outreach materials (from policy papers to social media posts) and supporting with outreach to policy-makers and partners. Great organisational and communications skills as well as critical thinking are essential for this role.
We’re looking for someone who is proactive and can work independently, with high attention to detail and a strong drive to deliver concrete results in a fast-paced environment, and with an awareness of diverse and international audiences.
ESSENTIAL skills and attributes
DESIRABLE skills and attributes
We are a small but ambitious organisation with a team of hard-working and committed people. If you believe you can contribute positively to our work and to growing our influence and reputation, please send a CV and brief covering letter explaining what you would bring to 5Rights before 20 March to: https://5rightsfoundation.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=1feab20b-9bae-4e56-a27b-9e16c5c6e974
5Rights Foundation is committed to building a diverse team. All qualified applicants will receive consideration irrespective of age, racial or ethnic background, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.