The Dignitatis Humanae Institute is looking for proactive, motivated interns who have a passion and desire to work towards promoting human dignity, based on the recognition that man is made in the image and likeness of God.
We are currently praying to the Lord that he send us new colleagues to join the small dedicated team in our Rome office; and are seeking determined, resourceful individuals with excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn.
Enquires can be made to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dignitatis Humanae Institute operates from its International Office based in Rome, but also works extremely closely with the office of the President of the International Committee on Human Dignity (Nirj Deva MEP) based in the European Parliament, Brussels. Interns are based in our Rome office, with occasional opportunities to travel to Brussels.
The Dignitatis Humanae Institute, through a range of local contacts, can offer advice to helping our interns find suitable accommodation in Rome.
The work of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute is a synergy of many spheres, incorporating media relations, academic research, political coordination and ecclesiastical relations. The focus of work assigned to interns is flexible, and can be adjusted to suit one’s particular strengths and interests.
Through our relations with the Parliamentary Working Groups on Human Dignity, the Dignitatis Humanae Institute operates in an international political environment. Interns will be expected to work comfortably and efficiently with politicians from various political backgrounds and nations.
Interns should also be able to work with a large degree of autonomy with minimal supervision required.
The work interns are assigned offers the opportunity to develop research and writing skills, effective communication with political and religious leaders and numerous media opportunities. The Dignitatis Humanae Institute is always happy to try and accommodate any particular ambitions our interns express.
The Dignitatis Humanae Institute welcomes all enquiries from anyone legally able to work within Italy and the European Union. The Institute is ecumenical in terms of its labour force: it is therefore not demanded that applicants be ‘in communion with the See of Peter’. Applications from Anglicans, Lutherans, Calvinists (or from any other Protestant denomination); Evangelicals of all descriptions, as well as from Orthodox and “traditional” Catholics are also welcomed. A positive outlook towards Christianity in general and the teachings of the Catholic Church specifically (including fidelity to the pre-Conciliar Magisterium and post-Vatican II teachings) is expected.
While no particular academic honours are specifically required, excellent writing, research and communication skills are expected. Interns should also be comfortable working in a religious setting, namely with members of the Catholic Church. A good grasp of English and Italian are preferred.
Interns must be open, to a greater or lesser degree, to everything expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Dignity, and a commitment to “pro-life” principles is a non-negotiable requirement.
We ask that interns commit to four months and are suitably self-financed (though we may be able to provide a slight financial contribution in due course). After this period, we will make clear whether a permanent position is likely to materialise.