Will you be our new Consultant Human Rights intern?
Do you want to work towards a more sustainable world and help companies with inclusive and just transitions? As an intern, you will support a variety of projects to help companies deal with human rights while gaining hands-on experience in the world of consultancy.
What will you do?
As an intern, you will join our team in the broadest sense. That means you will get to see all facets of our work; from developing a human rights strategy for a client to conducting gap analyses against international standards and regulations.
- You will rotate on project teams where you will support clients with their human rights due diligence in line with regulations such as the EU Taxonomy Minimum Safeguards, Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive and others.
- Prepare presentations and other deliverables whilst diving deep into the subject matter;
- You think about how we can get our human rights knowledge to (potential) clients, for example by supporting the organization of an event or writing blogs.
We are looking for someone who:
- Is enrolled at a university (of applied sciences) (Bachelor or Master) during the internship period, preferably with some focus on social sustainability, international business and/or sustainable development;
- Is available for at least 24 hours, preferably 32 hours per week;
- Shares our passion to contribute to a better world and has an affinity with social aspects of sustainability in business;
- Has an analytical ability, can reason clearly and is critical;
- Has an excellent command of English, and preferably also Dutch (although not a must);
- Can communicate clearly and can work both independently and as part of a team;
- Has a proactive, open and entrepreneurial mindset and likes to take the initiative;
- Good command of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel;
- Ideally has some working knowledge or experience with international human rights standards such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, OECD Guidelines for MNEs, Equator Principles 4 and the IFC performance standards.
Who are we?
As the Human Rights team, we support companies around the world with managing human rights in their own operations and supply chains. How do we do that? We support our clients in understanding where they are (potentially) linked to harmful human rights impacts (e.g. child labour or modern slavery in the supply chain). We help them design and implement the right governance systems and processes to identify, prevent, mitigate and cease these impacts. In doing so, we typically work on the basis of international standards on business and human rights (e.g. UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights). We also support companies in preparing for emerging legislation and regulations on human rights.
Our focus is always on long-term value creation. For clients and their stakeholders, for society and above all for the preservation of the planet and people. Like us, our clients believe in the transition to a sustainable and inclusive future. How about you?
What does ERM offer?
You will work in a team of young, progressive professionals, driven to build a sustainable future together. We offer you an inspiring and friendly working environment with excellent development opportunities and plenty of room for your own initiative and entrepreneurship. We believe in our products and services and propagate this in our culture. In addition, we offer the following:
- Internship start beginning March/April 2023, for around 5-6 months;
- An internship remuneration of around 750 euros. Your commute (by public transport) will also be reimbursed by ERM;
- Personal coaching is key for us, your coach will help you on your way and is a fixed point of contact throughout your internship;
- A super nice office in Utrecht Leidsche Rijn with communal (veggie) lunches and social drinks.
Apply by uploading your CV and a short motivation which answers the questions below:
- What interests you in business and human rights?
- Why would you like to do an internship in consulting?
- What do you see as a potential challenge for businesses in addressing human rights?