Job: Business & Human Rights Summer Intern (Human Rights Watch)

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a law student intern with an interest in corporate accountability, poverty and inequality, and criminal justice, or related fields, who would like to expand their understanding and practical knowledge of human rights. Ideally, the intern will be available for a 10-week period starting in May or June 2019 at the Washington DC office. The student will intern closely with the division’s Senior Researcher by conducting desk research, analysis, and outreach tasks in the context of ongoing projects related to inequality in the US, predatory practices against the poor, security and extractives, and standard setting at the local, national, and international level.

This is an unpaid internship. Students may be able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by HRW staff, interaction with other US organizations and government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, training, and special events relating to human rights. Where available, we recommend that students secure funding through external scholarships and grants. Please check with your academic institution for more information on possible sources of funding.

The internship will primarily focus on:

  • Research assistance
  • Media monitoring
  • Advocacy activities

Basic Requirements:

  • Enrollment in an accredited law program
  • A passion for and an eagerness to learn more about human rights and international issues related to businesses and predatory practices against the poor
  • An exemplary academic record combined with relevant coursework and/or research/work/clinical/practical experiences

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: December 31, 2018

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