INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE PROGRAM INTERN
Internship Description: Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking a student to intern part-time with the International Justice Program (“IJP”) for the spring 2016 semester. The intern will primarily focus on monitoring international law developments in targeted country situations and on researching and drafting papers on issues of international justice. The intern will gain knowledge of international courts and international justice mechanisms and will build skills in legal research, writing, and advocacy.
Ideally, interns are asked to commit for a minimum of 15 hours per week for a minimum of three months. Although the timing is flexible, the student will ideally begin in early February and intern through early May.
Internships are unpaid. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as Human Rights Watch internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other US and 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
About Human Rights Watch
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.