Stage posté par American Red Cross - National Headquarters
Publié le : 29 nov. 2012
The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate
human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient
communities, and educating future humanitarians. In the coming years the American Red Cross will
deepen and expand its programming around the world while also working to strengthen the global Red
Cross Red Crescent network, in order to deliver vital help and hope to some of the most vulnerable
We are looking for an intern (paid) to work with the international humanitarian law (IHL) team to support
our legal education program on IHL. The intern will work as part of a small team where he/she will gain
hands on experience conducting legal research and writing, providing thorough legal analysis on
relevant IHL issues, and working to support and strengthen the team's IHL dissemination programs.
A background in international law or policy, and an interest in social media and educational
development are essential. Our interns work as integral members of our team and carry out
professional level work in a supervised atmosphere.
We are looking for someone who can work for a
period of 15 to 20 hours per week beginning in January for a period of twelve weeks. This internship is
Responsibilities include working with the Legal Advisor and the Program Director, as well as other
members of the team, to draft articles for legal/academic journals; perform legal research, write short
updates for our newsletter and/or educational publications, as well as the team's IHL blog, Humanity in
the Midst of War; compile updates on current IHL issues for our network of IHL instructors and
educators; communicate with attorneys and IHL practitioners; monitor social media and perform followup
activities to strengthen our networks and gather information for monitoring and reporting purposes.
Interns will have an opportunity to work with the IHL Legal Advisor to pursue an independent research
project related to a timely international humanitarian law issue.
More information about the International Humanitarian Law Dissemination unit's mission, please see:
Current law student or recent law graduate, with an interest in pursuing a career in international law or
policy, international relations, or a related discipline. Prior knowledge of international humanitarian law
or international criminal law essential; Must have strong written and verbal communication skills; strong
legal research skills, and computer skills, including familiarity with social media tools; Ability to translate
complex legal issues into terms understandable by an average member of the public with no prior IHL
knowledge; Strong interest in international law issues and humanitarian values; Interest in educational
development; Must be responsible, mature, able to work independently, highly organized, detailoriented,
able to handle multiple tasks at the same time and work under deadline pressure; Willingness
to do background research and perform general office duties, as required.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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