Internship posted by: Human Rights Watch, Africa Division
Posted on: February 26, 2013
Description: The Africa Division of Human Rights Watch ("HRW") is seeking a graduate intern for its Great Lakes team. The internship will consist primarily of regular press monitoring and compiling reports on news from Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Responsibilities may include collaborating on small research or translation projects, following NGO and parliamentary activities relating to these countries, attending external meetings, and some divisional tasks.
Internships are unpaid. Interns may be reimbursed for their lunch and local travel costs as pre-approved by HRW and in accordance with HRW policy. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.
Ideally, the candidate will be available for a minimum of 15 hours per week, three days per week for a minimum of three months – timing can be flexible.
Qualifications: Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in international human rights. Knowledge of French is essential. Other relevant qualifications and experience are desirable. Prior office experience is particularly important. Knowledge of and interest in issues relating to Africa, and specifically the Great Lakes region, is essential. Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, Internet applications) are required.
Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.
Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.
How to Apply: Please apply immediately by sending a letter of interest, CV, two names or letters of reference, and a brief, unedited writing sample to email@example.com. Please use "Great Lakes Internship - London" as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed. All applicants will be sent a confirmation of receipt. No calls or email inquiries, please. Due to the large number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further.