Internship Description: The Business and Human Rights Division of Human Rights Watch ("HRW") is seeking a qualified undergraduate student in sociology, development studies, human rights, international relations, or a related field. The intern will undertake research, analysis, and outreach tasks to assist ongoing research on business and human rights globally, with a particular focus on the United States.
The internship is unpaid. Students may be able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by HRW staff, interaction with other US 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: Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and have demonstrated research experience. Relevant coursework and experience with data entry and analysis is highly desirable. Ideally, candidates should be available to intern from the Washington DC office for a period of 4 months for a minimum of 10 hours a week. Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, Internet applications) are required. The intern must be an enrolled student during the internship term.
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 writing sample (no calls or email inquiries, please) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use "BHR/US Internship–DC" as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed.