Engagement Intern



Hours per week

20-30 hours per week



Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date



1025 Vermont Avenue, NW
Suite 1200
United States


WJP’s Engagement team is seeking an intern to be based either at WJP’s office in Washington DC or in Seattle, WA, beginning in March, for a term of three months. This is a 20-30 hour per week position.

The position will be primarily focused on a new project to identify and capture innovative and diverse rule of law projects around the world, beginning with the 113 countries currently measured in WJP’s Rule of Law Index. The position will focus primarily on web-based research to identify the best and most innovative rule of law projects as a new component of WJP’s Resource Hub—an online portal that features the top rule of law organizations in each country. This research will significantly contribute to WJP’s social media platforms, helping individuals around the world who are searching online for rule of law resources and examples.


·        Research and identify examples of successful projects to advance rule of law around the world and provide summaries of each project for publication in WJP’s Resource Hub;

·        Track each project in a database in order to sort by country and thematic issue area/topic (e.g. corruption, environmental justice, access to health, etc.);

·        Identify any social media channels for the projects and the organizations involved in order to highlight these global projects via WJP’s social media platforms;

·        Track the funding sources for each project, for research on trends in funding for rule of law projects globally;

·        Provide general administrative support and other office and logistical support duties as needed.


This internship is open to undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates, with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. Candidates should be committed to the WJP’s mission and principles (see www.worldjusticeproject.org). Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated individuals with the ability to work independently as well as in group settings, manage their own workload, and be able to prioritize tasks and work under deadline pressure. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:

·        Bachelors or Master’s degree, or currently pursuing a graduate degree;

·        Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel), with preference given to those with prior experience/proven ability to manage large databases;

·        Superior research, writing, oral communication skills;

·        Intellectual curiosity about social networks and connectivity/conductivity;

·        Cultural immersion experiences outside of the U.S. (could include long-term travel, work, or residency);

·        Minimum of one year’s professional work experience in the setting of a non-profit, government, legal, or international institution;

·        Excellent attention to detail;

·        Ability to prioritize multiple tasks;

·        Understanding of and interest in rule of law issues;

·        E-mail marketing experience a plus;

·        English fluency is required, but preference will be given to candidates with additional language skills (particularly Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Russian and Spanish).

How To Apply



Please send your resume, cover letter, a writing sample not exceeding 5 pages, and reference information to jobs@worldjusticeproject.org with the subject line “[Last Name], [First Name] Engagement Internship Spring 2018.” This position will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.