The Vienna Master of Arts in Applied Human Rights at the University of Applied Arts Vienna was established in spring 2020 in reaction to present-day challenges generated by digitalization, globalization and neoliberalism. The Vienna Master of Arts in Applied Human Rights offers students an in-depth interdisciplinary education in the history, philosophy, politics, as well as legal dimension of the international human rights standards and their protection mechanisms by international organizations. The program also offers a practical applicability of artistic and cultural work in creating opportunities for promoting, protecting and implementing human rights.
More information about the program: https://appliedhumanrights.uni-ak.ac.at/
Administrative tasks: wide variety of office support, monitoring and organizing file and library inventory, organizational support of various meetings, events and trips
Curricular support: create positive improvements in courses offered by the university program and provide feedback on the courses and lectures, provide technical seminar support, liaise between students/staff/lecturers
Communicative support: managing the program’s social media presence, writing blogs, marketing
Research support in the intersection of human rights and arts
We are looking for 3 program assistants from diverse academic backgrounds, including but not limited to:
o communication/management or related field,
o law/political science/social sciences or related field,
o visual/performing/multidisciplinary arts or related field.
Great communication and writing skills in English (German is a plus)
Strong interest in human rights
Excellent interpersonal skills, especially communication, flexibility,
team player, creative, management and organization skills
Experienced with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) / Social Media / Zoom
Applicants must be able to receive a scholarship through the Erasmus+ Traineeships programme of their university
If you are interested in the position, please send a motivation letter (max. 1 page) and your CV to email@example.com with the subject line ‘’Applied Human Rights Program Assistant Application’’ by 28 November 2021.
In your motivation letter, please address the following questions:
How would you combine human rights with arts in educational settings?
Describe your interest in human rights. For example, share an experience when you felt inspired by human rights.
In your experience, what is the key to developing a good team?
Application Deadline: 28/11/2021
We will start to screen applications immediately and may contact potential candidates to schedule interviews before the application deadline.
First round of interviews: 1/12/2021 and 2/12/2021
Second round of interviews: 6/12/2021
Final decision will be made by 10/12/2021
Traineeships will begin in the last week of February 2022 and last for six months in-person in Vienna, Austria. Selected program assistants will be immersed into the working process and be trained before the summer semester begins. If possible, program assistants may start in mid-February.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our team!