Intern Post - Training and Capacity Building
Supporting an international Programme partnered with Penal Reform International
Requirement for English / Russian speaker
Type of placement: Temporary
Duration: 10-days / 70-hours
Date of placement: 5th September 2011 – 22nd September 2011
Unpaid post (with travel and lunch contribution)
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF POST
This post involves supporting a unique international programme of work, (partnered with Penal Reform International and
Bristol University) the programme aim is to contribute to the eradication of torture in prisons and other places of detention
(including police cells, psychiatric institutions, juvenile centres, homes for the elderly and military detention facilities) in nine
CIS countries. Strengthening, supporting and developing a range of mechanisms and institutions to combat torture,
developing and strengthening civil society capacity to monitor places of detention and closed institutions and to advocate for
holistic and comprehensive programmes of rehabilitation based on existing models of international good practice.
This programme will be located in London and 6 representatives from the CIS counties will be attending.
The post requires the successful applicant to take key notes through-out the programme and to produce a written report (in
both Russian and English) at the end of the project. The applicant must therefore have an excellent grasp of verbal and
written English and Russian. In addition, the intern will be responsible for greeting the Russian-speaking participants and
helping them with orientation for the day at the beginning of each day.
Freedom from Torture / The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, is the only organisation in the UK
dedicated solely to the treatment of torture survivors. With our main treatment centre in London and four National centres
around the UK, the Medical Foundation offers medical consultation, examination and forensic documentation of injuries,
psychological treatment and support, and practical help. The Training and Capacity Building Team provides training to
external organisations in order to improve the quality and availability of services to torture survivors in the UK.
For an informal discussion about this vacancy, please ring Lynn on 020 7697 7830.
For more information on this post including an application pack, please visit www.freedomfromtorture.org , telephone: 0207
Closing date: 17th August 2011 5pm
Interviews: 24th August 2011
We value diversity and welcome applicants from all parts of the community