Become an intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights

The European Foundation of Human Rights is a public non-profit organization based in Vilnius. It was founded in 2010 as a reaction to the increase in the number of violations of human and national minority rights in Lithuania. The main aim of our actions is the promotion of the activity of citizens and respect for marginalized social groups with regard their ethnic origin, social status, religion and gender.

We are always searching for:

Philologists of the Lithuanian language to translate articles from the Polish and English language.

There are 4 language versions of the website: www.efhr.eu: Polish, Lithuanian, English and Russian. We expect our interns to help us in the translation of articles that appear on the site. We want information to be accessible to people speaking different languages.

We offer:

  • traineeships adjusted to individual needs,
  • at the end of the traineeship, we provide a certificate of completion for the traineeship, along with a reference,
  • we guarantee the acquisition of experience needed to apply for a job on the competitive domestic and international market.

If you are interested in completing an internship at EFHR, send your CV to this e-mail address: praktyki@efhr.eu

Our trainees


Joanna is a new volunteer from Poland

Joanna is a new volunteer from Poland

posted on November 11, 2016
Joanna Andrecka is a third year student of law at the University of Lodz In Poland. Currently she is studying at the Vilnius University, as a part of the six-month Erasmus exchange.  In the course of her studies, she had an opportunity to be acquainted with the broad spectrum of law areas that is implied on this field of study. However this student is interested the most in the civil law branch, patent law, protection of intellectual and industrial property rights and also in mediations. What is more, recently she focused on the Human Rights in the European Union as well. One of the subjects...
A new Intern at the EFHR from Germany

A new Intern at the EFHR from Germany

posted on October 10, 2016
Maximilian Gallo studies cultural studies and cultural politics in international comparison at the University of Hildesheim. With the Bachelor Plus Program he will spend two semesters in Vilnius, working as an intern for four month and studying at the Vilnius University for one semester. Working on research projects in Uganda, the Netherlands and for art institutions in Germany, he mixes the different abilities and experiences he gained during his work with his academic interests. As a project manager for the city municipality of Kassel, Germany, he finished a project, which enables people...
The EFHR welcomes a new intern from Finland

The EFHR welcomes a new intern from Finland

posted on October 07, 2016
Heikki Aho is a Constitutional Law student at the University of Tampere, Finland. As a last year student, he is hoping to contribute especially to the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) legal activities. Heikki is particularly interested in rights of national minorities. This is the field, he has also selected for his currently ongoing Master thesis. Within the thesis, he analyses and compares minority related case laws of the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Heikki has gained some previous international experience while studying abroad. In...
A new volunteer at EFHR

A new volunteer at EFHR

posted on September 26, 2016
Karolina Bryk is a second year European Studies student of bachelor degree at the University of Warsaw. The European union fields, which interest her the most, are international cooperation and European union founds, which help to downscale economic inequality between member states. Her curriculum includes such subjects: political science, economics, legal sciences, therefore she decided to do her internship in our foundation, to use already obtained knowledge in practice. One of leading subject, which Karolina learned during her studies was law, both international and European. She is...
Volunteering work by Arnoldas Ignatčikas

Volunteering work by Arnoldas Ignatčikas

posted on September 05, 2016
Arnoldas Ignatčikas is an European Studies student at the Kaunas University of Technology. He is twenty one years old and has academic experience locally as well as internationally. He studied at RheinAhrCampus, Honschule Koblenz (University of Applied Sciences) in Remagen, Germany for one year. It was the most outstanding  time in his young life. Studying in a totally different geographical and academic environmental broadened his view and made him more flexible. It allowed him also to communicate with people who have different cultural backgrounds. Moreover, Arnoldas participated in the...
New EFHR trainee

New EFHR trainee

posted on June 13, 2016
Gabrielė Račaitytė is a third year student at Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science (VU TSPMI). Originally from Kaunas, Gabrielė moved to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, following graduation to study Political Science. As travelling is one of Gabriele’s major passions she is always looking for new opportunities to see as much of the world as possible. Recently, she had the chance to participate in an Erasmus + project in Lyons, France. To live in  one of the biggest cities in France was an amazing experience – and not only because of the...
New intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights

New intern at the European Foundation of Human Rights

posted on June 06, 2016
Karina Gędłek is a student at the United World College in Armenia. In 2015 she was given the opportunity to continue her education in an international environment that welcomes students from over 70 countries. Living and communicating with people from all over the world has helped her to understand the huge variety of perspectives that can be found. It has also helped her to explore concepts in politics and to familiarize herself with different problems faced by people all over the world – especially issues concerning rights. Karina was born in Wrocław, and it was there that her...
A new trainee in EFHR

A new trainee in EFHR

posted on April 11, 2016
Eglė Beinorytė is a first year, second degree student of Law and Management program run jointly by Mykolas Romeris University and Montesquieu University of Bordeaux. Eglė takes an interest in European Union, international law and criminal law. In April, she started a 6-week traineeship for EFHR. Eglė was born in Telšiai – the capital of Samogitia region. After graduating from school she moved to the capital of Lithuania – Vilnius. She is planning to stay in Vilnius after completing her studies, however she is not rejecting the possibility of going abroad to gain more experience. She...
New EFHR trainee

New EFHR trainee

posted on March 11, 2016
Eglė Beinorytė is a first-year student of the study programme combining law and management at the Michał Römer University and Université Montesquieu Bordeaux 4 in France. Eglė is interested in the European Union, as well as in the international and criminal law. In April this year she began a six-week traineeship in the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). Eglė was born in Telšiai, the capital city of Samogitia. Having finished her school, she moved to Vilnius. After graduation from studies, she is going to stay in Lithuania’s capital city, although she does not reject the...
EVS Mid-Term Training

EVS Mid-Term Training

posted on February 29, 2016
From February 16th – 20th an EVS mid-term training session took place at the Margio Krantas resort, (a hotel and events complex just outside of Trakai). Leah Nedahl and Aneta Maciejewska, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) volunteers who are taking part in the project “Promote diversity, promote human rights”, attended the course, along with other EVS volunteers in Lithuania. The session, which proved an excellent opportunity to see friends living in other parts of Lithuania and to make new friends, consisted of lots of group activities and fun. Moreover, the session also...
New European Foundation of Human Rights Trainee

New European Foundation of Human Rights Trainee

posted on February 09, 2016
Przemysław Ogrodnik is a fifth-year Law student at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He is particularly interested in criminal law and administrative law. In February 2016 he began his two-month traineeship at the European Foundation of Human Rights under the Erasmus + programme. Przemysław comes from Kielce, a city with 200,000 inhabitants which is situated between Warsaw and Krakow. After finishing his law degree, he is planning to return to his family city to start his career as a lawyer. During his studies, he was a trainee at the District Court and in a private law firm, with both...
An EFHR traineeship through the eyes of a volunteer

An EFHR traineeship through the eyes of a volunteer

posted on January 11, 2016
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to share the impression of Greta Urvelytė after her 2 months EFHR volunteering experience throughout October and November 2015. “My application was driven by the desire to find out about the issues related to human rights, especially those that are being faced by employees of the foundation. I wanted to get to know this environment and become a part of it. My expectations have been met. During the voluntary work I had the chance to test myself in a variety of fields: I created the news for media, was involved in organizing law...
EFHR welcomes a new intern

EFHR welcomes a new intern

posted on November 09, 2015
Bartłomiej Derewęda is a student of International and Comparative Law at the University of Lapland which is located on the Polar Circle in Finland. He is currently taking part in a one-year-long student exchange at Mykolas Romeris University as part of the Erasmus+ programme. Bartłomiej is from Opoczno and he is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Łódź, where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Administration. During his studies, he was an intern at the Provincial Office in Łódź. Currently he is supporting the Demagog.PL...
New volunteer at EFHR

New volunteer at EFHR

posted on October 12, 2015
Leah Nedahl is a Goldsmiths (University of London) English graduate with a post-graduate NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Originally from Wales, Leah spent her formative years living in Malaga, Spain, with her family. She enjoys living in different places – she has also lived in London, Brighton and Seville – and is looking forward to exploring Vilnius and making this city her home for the next 10 months during the project “Promote diversity, promote human rights”. Previously, Leah has completed a range of internships at media outlets such as the BBC, Sky News, Media Wales and...
New volunteer at EFHR

New volunteer at EFHR

posted on October 05, 2015
In October Aneta Maciejewska started her ten-month volunteer at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) to take part in the EVS project “Promote diversity, promote human rights.” Aneta graduated from Wrocław University with a BA in International Relations and completed her MA in International Economic Relations at Gdańsk University. During her studies she took part in the Erasmus Programme and spent one semester at Oslo University. She is interested in human rights, cultural diversity and the concept of social responsibility in business, a subject on which she expanded...
New Intern at European Foundation of Human Rights

New Intern at European Foundation of Human Rights

posted on October 01, 2015
Michał Żłobecki is a student at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He is specializing in international public law, especially EU Human Rights Law. In 2015 he joined the Academy of Young Diplomats, an annual programme hosted by the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw, and he opted for the International Security course. For many years Michał has been involved with various charities and social projects. He organizes a number of cultural projects. One of his main responsibilities is the coordination of projects concerning his academic society. In his hometown, Radom, he used to give...
New trainee has joined EFHR

New trainee has joined EFHR

posted on September 03, 2015
Aliona Burakova is a third year student at Queen Mary University of London studying Russian and Politics with a specialization in international relations. Aliona is studying for a joint degree, which allows her to obtain a double qualification in the spheres of political science and translation (English to Russian and Russian to English). Aliona is originally from Vilnius, but has spent the last 5 years in London where she graduated from Uxbridge College and also gained an interest in international relations, the work of non-governmental organizations, protection of environment and...
EFHR welcomes new trainee

EFHR welcomes new trainee

posted on August 05, 2015
EFHR’s new trainee Sebastian Stein is a fifth year Law student at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany. Currently, he is completing two semesters abroad at Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius. His specialization areas, along with human rights, are International Public Law, particularly the Law of the European Union and Environmental Law. Sebastian is from Stuttgart, Germany. His interest in human rights was sparked during his studies at the Universities of Konstanz and Tübingen. Since the beginning of 2014, he has been volunteering with Amnesty International, being...
New EFHR team volunteer

New EFHR team volunteer

posted on July 17, 2015
Justyna Bielska is a second year MA student at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, studying political science with a specialization in institutions and policy management. She comes from Cieszyn, a border town between Poland and the Czech Republic, and thus, she has always been familiar with another culture. She has also taken part in numerous workshops and meetings concerning establishing a dialogue between two nationalities – specifically the Polish and Czech nationalities. Learning about how countries and NGOs function has always fascinated her. She became interested in human rights...
EFHR team is richer by a new volunteer

EFHR team is richer by a new volunteer

posted on July 15, 2015
Ieva Rudytė is a 4th year law student at Vilnius University majoring in International Law and European Union Law. In July and September she will complete her traineeship at European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) During her studies, she was mostly interested in international law and European Union law, which is closely linked to human rights. In second year, Ieva was a volunteer at Lithuanian Centre For Human Rights, what gave her a chance to closely look at the human rights and their protection in Lithuania. This volunteering opportunity led her to EFHR. In September 2014 Ieva took part...
A new trainee joined our team

A new trainee joined our team

posted on July 14, 2015
Sylwia Grzywacz is a second-year Law and Russian Philology student at the University of Zielona Góra. During her education, she was granted a scholarship and went to study at the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute in Moscow. This experience allowed Sylwia to perfect her language skills, to broaden her knowledge of the country’s culture, and to become acquainted with the mentality of the Russian Federation’s society. The previous experience of our new trainee was mostly associated with translation into the Russian language. Sylwia was also involved in various kinds of missions of...
Interview with Izabella Vajda on her EVS experience at EFHR

Interview with Izabella Vajda on her EVS experience at EFHR

posted on June 26, 2015
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) “Youth for Human Rights” project, submitted by the Foundation as part of the promotional campaign “Youth mobility” in the programme Erasmus +,  is coming to an end. We decided to ask one of our EVS volunteers – Izabella – about her impressions of EFHR and her time in Vilnius. 1) How did you first learn about EVS? I learnt about EVS from a friend of mine. She told me that this programme is a great opportunity for young graduates from all over Europe to get further professional experience in a specific field. Having...
EFHR team welcomes a new trainee!

EFHR team welcomes a new trainee!

posted on June 16, 2015
Natalia Patucha is a second year student of European Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow with a specialization in the European Legal System. This will be her second degree. During her studies, Natalia has gained theoretical knowledge of intergovernmental policies and the European processes that take place in the institutions of the European Union. Active participation in research circles and time spent at the Silesian province office, a unit of Polish governmental administration, allowed Natalia to be introduced to the practical and social dimension of European integration...
New intern at EFHR

New intern at EFHR

posted on April 10, 2015
Leszek Jankowski is a graduate of Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius with a bachelor’s degree in Law. During his studies, Leszek took part in three international projects in Poland: ‘Sport 4 life’ and ‘Planet 1st’, organized by the European Foundation for Education and Sport ‘EFES’, within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, as well as ‘Ecology and Environmental protection’ project, developed by the Union of Rural Youth, which allowed him to encounter different cultures and exchange experiences with delegates from various European countries. Besides human rights,...
A new volunteer at EFHR

A new volunteer at EFHR

posted on February 24, 2015
Natalia Starzec holds a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies in English and is a third year Law student at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. During her studies she has participated in numerous international projects and gained her first professional experience at simultaneous translation. In 2013 she spent three months in Ukraine doing voluntary work at the Centre for European Initiatives. During her European Voluntary Service Natalia promoted the ideas of respecting human rights and conducted classes developing the leadership skills of school-age children. Currently,...
EFHR has a new volunteer

EFHR has a new volunteer

posted on February 09, 2015
Filip Król is an M.A. student of International Relations at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Filip has many interests, particularly issues related to national minorities in Eastern Europe. Filip’s dream is to find the factors influencing the perception of cultural diversity in societies of Eastern Europe. As an idealist, he believes that all tensions between societies are an outcome of lack of understanding, but these can be effectively overcome. His month-long voluntary service in the foundation is a great opportunity for him to learn about national minorities...
New trainee of the EFHR

New trainee of the EFHR

posted on December 12, 2014
Konrad Oleszczuk is a University of Warsaw graduate student with a M.A. in Law and a B.A in Liberal Arts. He has also participated in student exchange programmes at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Indiana University in Bloomington, USA. Moreover, he has graduated from a one-year programme of American Law co-organized by the University of Warsaw and the University of Florida. Konrad has gained professional legal experience by giving legal advice to disadvantaged people at the Citizens Advice Bureau and to asylum-seekers within a legal clinic. He has also interned in many...
A new European Foundation of Human Rights team member

A new European Foundation of Human Rights team member

posted on October 26, 2014
Magdalena Gryciuk is a lawyer. She has worked with a number of international organizations in the field of project management and legal aid. In her work she always has in mind the Latin aphorism Ius est ars boni et aequi, meaning the law is the art of goodness and equity. She is particularly interested in international law, civil law, real estate law and European Union law. She completed an internship at the European Parliament in Brussels. In her free time Magdalena writes a blog. Together with Izabella Vajda she joined the European Foundation of Human Rights as part of the Erasmus+...
New trainee at the European Foundation of Human Rights

New trainee at the European Foundation of Human Rights

posted on October 11, 2014
Hungarian Izabella Vajda is a recent graduate from the Paris Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences Po Paris) where she studied European and International Law. Throughout her university education, Izabella has been interested in national minority rights and minority related issues. After her graduation, she worked at the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the European Union in Brussels where she got her first professional experience in minority policies in the capacity of personal assistant to Mr. György Balogh, Council for Hungarian Minority Issues. Following her return to Hungary,...
New trainee at the European Foundation of Human Rights

New trainee at the European Foundation of Human Rights

posted on July 16, 2014
Ania Książczak is a 5th year’s law student at Mikołaj Kopernik University in Toruń. Among her subjects of interest are human rights, international law and EU law. Her greatest achievement as a student was her participation in the 5th World Human Rights Moot Court and going to RSA to the final of this contest. Apart from her studies, Ania is also an involved as a volunteer  i.a. of the Polish Humanitarian Organization, where she works with foreigners and refugees and leads educational activities in this field as well. Ania has chosen the European Foundation of Human Rights...
New trainee at the European Foundation of Human Rights

New trainee at the European Foundation of Human Rights

posted on July 08, 2014
Beata Bielawska is a second year student of International Relations at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The course covers many topics, but the subject of human rights is a major part of the programme, which is the reason why Beata is familiar with human rights laws and issues. Beata tries to gain knowledge not only from her studies but also from other forms of activity. In April of this year, she became the head of the International Relations Students Research Group at Jagiellonian University, which organizes conferences, debates and meetings concerning important socio-political...
Samir Safarli – New EFHR trainee

Samir Safarli – New EFHR trainee

posted on May 24, 2014
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is glad to introduce you to our new intern, Samir Safarli, who comes from Azerbaijan. For the last two years Samir has been studying international law at the International School of Law and Business in Vilnius. Samir has always been interested in human rights as they are the essence of a democratic society. Samir says: “While studying human rights, we discover respect, fairness, justice and equality. Understanding human rights shapes our thinking, since these rights are about real-life issues.” When we asked why he applied for his internship...
New intern in EFHR

New intern in EFHR

posted on February 10, 2014
Paweł Gołoburda, a fourth year Law student at the University of Applied Social Sciences (UASS), has started an internship at EFHR. He is the first trainee from UASS, which has recently entered into a cooperation with EFHR. During his studies, he has often encountered problems related to human rights issues and now he has decided to put his theoretical knowledge into practice. When asked why he decided to complete his internship at EFHR, Paweł answered – “I’ve chosen EFHR because I think it is the most active organization protecting human rights in Lithuania. EFHR not only fights...
New trainee of the European Foundation of Human Rights

New trainee of the European Foundation of Human Rights

posted on December 01, 2013
The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is happy to present Julio Tavares as a new intern. Julio came from Portugal and he is here for a six month internship within a European Commission funding programme – Erasmus student placement. Julio has graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (a Portuguese Higher Education Public Institution), with a bachelor’s degree in Law for solicitors. With this internship he expects to develop and enhance knowledge acquired during his studies, and to learn new skills that can be useful in future. “This internship will provide me with...
New EFHR trainee

New EFHR trainee

posted on October 02, 2013
Irena Klimowa, a new trainee at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), comes from Moldova and is currently doing a Ph.D. at the Institute of Political Science of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. She has been long interested in questions such as nationalism, multiculturalism, models of immigrant integration, and gender studies. She is also very familiar with the issue of human rights and rights of national minorities. Irena’s internship at the EFHR is within the framework of the Erasmus Programme, which offers grants to students doing internship in foreign European...
Tomaš Jenkelevič joins EFHR

Tomaš Jenkelevič joins EFHR

posted on August 09, 2013
We are pleased to inform you that in July Tomaš Jenkelevič joined the team of the European Foundation of Human Rights. Tomaš comes from Vilnius and is presently a third-year student of Political Science at Warsaw University. As a student, Tomaš tries to acquire knowledge both at university and in practice. Tomaš has won several basketball tournaments in Warsaw and organised sporting events for students from Lithuania. According to him, the combination of his former experiences with the traineeship at the European Foundation of Human Rights is both a challenge and a possibility to...
The European Foundation of Human Rights is happy to rpesent a new member

The European Foundation of Human Rights is happy to rpesent a new member

posted on July 04, 2013
Mark Siavris is a student of law at the Warsaw University. Living in Poland, he works actively for the Polish minotiry in Lithuania under the aegis of the Memoriae Fidelis association. In his opinion, „working in the Foundation is a great professional experience but also life experience. Since now, I am really close to important events and I can really help those, who need it most. During my internship at the EFHR I will have many opportunities to use the knowledge in practice, which is a great advantage in the career of a novice...
A new member in EFHR

A new member in EFHR

posted on June 13, 2013
European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is happy to introduce its new team member. Viktoria Kvilitaja has started a half a year lasting Leonardo da Vinci programme, funded by the European Union, which aims at supporting greater working mobility of students within Europe and at encouraging young people to gain new knowledge and skills and, furthermore, at enhancing the competitiveness of the European labour market. Viktoria holds a Bachelor Degree in European Studies and International Relations (Portsmouth University, the UK). This summer she graduated from Leiden University (the...
Bartłomiej Śliwa – intern EFHR

Bartłomiej Śliwa – intern EFHR

posted on December 27, 2012
The European Foundation for Human Rights (EFHR) is pleased to welcome a new volunteer Bartłomiej Śliwa, a graduate in sociology and comparative study of civilizations at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and a participant of education projects in the field of human rights protection and measures against racism and xenophobia organized by the Foundation Humanity in Action Poland and Interkulturalni.pl Association. Mr Śliwa started to cooperate with EFHR in March 2012. ...