Stage posté par Human Rights Watch
Publié le : 21 nov. 2012
Middle East and North Africa Division
New York and Washington, D.C. Offices
Internship Description: The Middle East and North Africa ("MENA") division of Human Rights Watch ("HRW") is seeking interns to primarily focus on research projects. Other projects can be assigned as they arise and match the student's interests and abilities. The internship is three days a week for at least three months (scheduling can be flexible) starting January 2013. Successful candidates will be based in Human Rights Watch's New York or Washington, D.C. offices.
Internships are unpaid. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other U.S. 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.
Qualifications: Interns must be enrolled students for the duration of the internship term. Applicants should demonstrate precise attention to detail, conscientiousness about checking one's own work, a positive attitude, a proactive approach, and good judgment. Computer skills and experience using the internet as a research tool are required. Applicants should have a strong knowledge of politics and human rights issues in MENA. Fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) in Arabic is strongly desired.Graduate students in relevant areas of study are encouraged to apply.
Applicants who are offered an internship, but who are not US permanent residents, US citizens, or in possession of a valid student visa, must apply for a J-1 visa through a sponsoring organization. This process can take several weeks and applicants will have to incur their own costs.
How to apply: Please apply immediately by sending a letter of interest, resume, names or letters of reference and a brief, unedited writing sample (no calls or email inquiries, please) to MENAinternships@hrw.org. For applicants interested in interning at the Washington, D.C. office, please use "MENA Internship (Spring/Summer) DC" as the subject of your email. For applicants interested in interning at the New York office, please use "MENA Internship (Spring/Summer) NY" as the subject of your email. Letters of interest should indicate the candidate's language skill level in Arabic as well as the preferred office location and any relevant coursework and/or work experience. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applications expected, we regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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