The intern will develop his or her abilities in legal research, writing, and advocacy while learning about international courts and international justice systems.
Background of Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy group renowned for its in-depth investigations, incisive and timely reporting, creative and high-profile advocacy campaigns.
Success in influencing governments and other international organizations to change their policies and practices regarding human rights.
Human Rights Watch Internship
Graduate and law students are needed as interns for Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) International Justice Program at the New York office.
Candidates may also be given the chance to be considered for an internship starting in late January or early February 2023 for the spring semester.
The intern’s main tasks will be to track changes in international law in specific country contexts and to do research on and write papers on international justice-related topics.
Learn more about essential role of interns below
- Research of the law; analysis of international law.
- Examining and recording media reports on pertinent topics.
- Keeping track of the International Criminal Court’s developments.
- Conducting policy analysis of current developments in international justice.
- Recognizing and comprehending important international justice concerns.
- Assembling case studies.
- Creating documents in the manner of advocacy that will be utilized internally and as the basis for advocacy projects.
- Familiarize oneself with the Rome Statute.
- Increasing attention to detail through fact-checking and footnoting
- Delivering information in internal drafts in an appealing way; and
- Sessions of close supervision and evaluation to offer comments and support.
- Students will also get the chance to network with other HRW interns, volunteers, and staff members as well as attend lectures, training, professional development seminars, special events related to human rights, and more.
- Students will use their academic skills in a professional setting as an HRW intern.
Learn more about criteria for Human Rights Watch Internship below
- Law-related background (LLB, LLM, JD, or other applicable law degree).
- Enrollment for the duration of the internship term in a graduate or law school that is approved and awards degrees.
- Strong commitment to human rights and/or global issues, as well as an intense interest in international criminal justice, are highly desired.
- Highly recommended is schooling that is pertinent.
- French language ability is a bonus.
- Internet applications and Microsoft Office Suite are examples of necessary computer abilities.
How to Apply
Learn more about how to apply for Human Rights Watch Internship below
- Please submit your application as soon as possible by visiting our online job site at https://careers.hrw.org and including your writing sample, CV/resume, and letter of interest.
- Please don’t call or email with questions. Only fully submitted applications will be examined. Due to the volume of applications, only those individuals who have been shortlisted will be contacted.
- Please email email@example.com if you are having technical problems submitting your application.
- Due to the overwhelming demand, email applications will not be accepted, and questions on the status of applications will not receive a response.
- Candidates who are given the opportunity to participate in an internship must have legal authorization to work in the US for the period of the internship.
Benefits of the internship
Learn more about the perks of Human Rights Watch Internship below
- Interns will receive a salary of USD 15 per hour. Twenty (20) days of vacation are provided by Human Rights Watch annually, prorated based on the employee’s work schedule and length of service.
- Human Rights Watch internships frequently provide first-hand exposure to the operations of an international human rights organization, close staff supervision, and interaction with other US and international organizations as well as foreign and domestic government officials.
- Students may be able to arrange academic credit. For requirements, students should verify with their specific academic institutions.
Human Rights Watch is powerful and seek a diverse applicant pool inviting applications from people with all backgrounds. both domestic and foreign government officials.