RWI Internship, Communications department, Jakarta


About RWI

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) has worked for nearly forty years to promote respect for human rights through research, education and capacity development. We believe that by supporting practitioners and bringing people together around human rights, on the basis of new knowledge and tools developed, connecting theory and practice, we contribute to lasting human rights change. If you, like us, are passionate about achieving human rights change and want to work in a dynamic international environment, this internship may be for you.

RWI is an independent academic institution established at Lund University in Sweden in 1984. We combine multi-disciplinary human rights research with education, capacity building, and outreach to contribute to a wider understanding of, and respect for, human rights and humanitarian law. We work with four thematic areas within human rights: ‘access to justice’, ‘non-discrimination and inclusion’, ‘human rights and the environment’ and ‘business and human rights’. Since the early 1990s, we have cooperated with a wide range of institutions and organisations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, to advance the practical application of human rights around the world. Our cooperation is characterised by mutual trust, long-term commitment, and achievement of common objectives. Currently, we have offices in Harare, Jakarta, Lund, Nairobi, Phnom Penh, and Yerevan.

RWI has been operating in Indonesia since 1999 and has opened its office in Jakarta since 2006. RWI Jakarta Office is currently implementing a 2,8-year Regional Asia Pacific programme focusing on just transition and nature-positive societies funded by Sida. RWI Jakarta Office is headed by a Country Director with a team based in Jakarta and Bangkok, Thailand.

RWI Jakarta Office’s communication function is largely supported by RWI Communications department at our HQ in Lund. However, RWI Jakarta has its own regional website and social media accounts, such as, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and X. These sites are managed by the Jakarta Office in coordination with HQ.

About the position

Through the internship, the intern will, from a communications perspective, become more familiar with the role that academic institutions play in promoting human rights and gain practical experience in writing articles/releases, interviewing, taking pictures, and event planning.

You will get acquainted with a number of various communication tasks and be a part of the Jakarta team and communications team in general.

We are looking for one (1) intern for September - December 2024.

The internship to be conducted in person, in Jakarta, part-time (20 hours per week) or full-time (40 hours per week). We expect you to start early September 2024 (exact date negotiable) until the end of December 2024 (exact date negotiable).

Please note that this is an unpaid internship, and we do not have the funds to cover any related expenses.

Main Tasks: 

  • Provide support and be assigned tasks contributing to the overall communication work of the Jakarta Office, in coordination with HQ’s Communication Unit.
  • Write and publish articles/releases and updates about our work on our website.
  • Regularly update our website with the latest news and new publications.
  • Create graphical design content in
  • Write and publish updates for our Social Media channels: mainly Instagram, Facebook, and
  • Document (text and photo) our events.
  • Participate in planning and execution of events.

Following completion of the internship, the intern will be provided with a certificate and new connections for life.

Qualifications and Eligibility Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in or recent graduate of a degree program in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Graphic Design, or a related field. Applicants with a law/human rights background are encouraged to apply.
  • Strong writing and editing skills with experience in creating content for websites and social media.
  • Proficiency in using Canva for graphic design.
  • Familiarity with managing and updating social media platforms, particularly Instagram, Facebook, and X.
  • Experience with October content management systems (CMS) for website updates.
  • Basic photography skills for event documentation.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and taking on new challenges.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia is mandatory.
  • Have a valid residency permit in Indonesia.

Application process

If you are interested in the position, please submit your CV through the “Apply” button below.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2024, please note that applications sent by email will not be registered. 

For any questions about the position, please contact Windi Arini at

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute promotes diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified persons, regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, age, disability, or other protected status under the law.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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