Indigenous Fellowship Programme of OHCHR 2024

Deadline: September 30th 2023 | Indigenous Fellowship Programme of OHCHR 2024

Title: Indigenous Fellowship Programme of OHCHR 2024
Organisation: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Fund/Benefit: The selected candidates are entitled to a return flight ticket, living expenses and basic health insurance for the duration of the training
Deadline: 30th September 2023
Eligible countries: People from indigenous countries only.

In order to give Indigenous Peoples the chance to learn about the work of UN institutions and processes that deal with human rights in general and Indigenous Peoples’ challenges in particular, applications are now being accepted for the Indigenous Fellowship Programme of OHCHR 2024.


The First International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples inspired the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to create the Indigenous Fellowship Programme.

After completing the internship, participants will be better equipped to support their organisations and communities in defending and advancing their rights. English, Spanish, French, Russian, and Portuguese will all be available for the 4 week fellowship scheduled for the summer of 2024.

What is covered under the Programme?

  • For the length of the programme, the chosen candidates are entitled to a round-trip ticket, living expenses, and fundamental health insurance.

What time does it happen?

  • Over the course of four weeks in Geneva, fellows from the program’s five language components get training in tandem with simultaneous interpretation. The annual session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (June/July each year) and the training curriculum are typically held at the same time, allowing fellows to engage more fully in that Mechanism.

Who may submit a programme application?

  • (Non-indigenous people will not be considered, even if they have significant relationships to indigenous communities and/or organisations.) The nominee must be indigenous.
  • The programme should not restrict participation based on age.
  • Given the socioeconomic obstacles many indigenous peoples face in accessing official educational institutions, formal schooling should not be a barrier to participation in the IFP.
  • After returning to their respective communities or organisations, candidates should be willing to mentor other indigenous people.
  • The candidate should be put out and have the backing of the candidate’s indigenous organisation or community. The sponsoring organisation should be representative and have a solid constituency or membership.
  • The candidate should have a solid understanding of the language used to deliver the programme.

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