Internship posted by: International Center for Transitional Justice
Posted on: January 7, 2013
The Research Unit at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) is currently accepting applications for a Research Intern for Spring 2013 (late January through May).
The International Center for Transitional Justice works to redress and prevent the most severe violations of human rights by confronting legacies of mass abuse. Tasked with producing the most innovative work in the field, the ICTJ Research Unit addresses important gaps in scholarship and provides comparative analysis of transitional justice measures and the difficult contexts in which they take place to ICTJ staff and to practitioners worldwide. The Research Unit works to develop a rich understanding of the field as a whole, and to identify issues that merit more in-depth research and analysis.
The Research Intern will work under the supervision of ICTJ's regular staff, and have the opportunity to learn about the Center's work in key areas of transitional justice. The Research Intern will also have the opportunity to enhance his or her research skills by assisting with ICTJ's current research projects. Candidates should have experience in conducting research (doing bibliographic searches in different database systems, drafting annotated bibliographies, drafting summaries and commenting on papers); editing, formatting, and proofreading various types of documents; and assisting in the organization of meetings. InDesign and Endnote knowledge is desirable. Candidates must have strong writing and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in foreign languages is also desired, but not required.
We welcome applications from persons from a wide range of disciplines, including both graduate and undergraduate students. Our current projects involve research on types of conflict and state fragility; applicants with interests in these areas are especially welcome. All interns must still be enrolled in a degree program at the time of the internship, and preferably should receive academic credit for their internship. Interns must be available to work approximately two days a week (schedules are flexible). This is an unpaid internship.
To apply, please e-mail your resume and cover letter along with a brief (3-4 page) writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include "Research Intern" in the subject line of your e-mail. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.