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. Ideally, the intern will be available for a minimum of 15 hours per week or three days per week for a minimum of three months, starting from January 2017, subject to flexibility.
The internship will consist primarily of small research assignments, data management and analysis, news monitoring, drafting documents, and attending external meetings. Other projects can be assigned as they arise and match the intern’s interests and abilities. This internship is best suited for individuals interested in human rights advocacy and for those interested in gaining experience within a small office of a large, well-organized, international non-profit organization. Interns will gain knowledge of current debates on children’s rights as well as knowledge of the organization’s priority human rights issues. Interns will also build skills in communications, advocacy, event management, and information tracking. There will also be opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to human rights.
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.