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Law Student - Public Interest in New York City, NY **

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Company name

Human Rights Watch

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Apr 24,2018

Posted on

Feb 17,2018

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US Program National Security Intern (Graduate) Duties: Intern closely with the senior national security counsel, who investigates, analyzes and advocates against human rights abuses related to US national security laws, policies and practices. Will primarily focus on ongoing military detentions and military commission proceedings at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; detainee transfers; prosecutions of persons accused of terrorism; accountability for torture and other US abuses committed in the context of counterterrorism efforts; and targeted killings, often with the use of drones. Will engage directly with the senior national security counsel and will conduct factual and legal research related to the aforementioned topics. May also contribute to promoting Watch’s advocacy goals, through the press and social media.

Qualification and Experience

The intern must be an enrolled student for the duration of the internship term. Relevant coursework in national security, familiarity with US counterterrorism policies, and work towards a law degree are desirable. Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, Excel, and internet applications) are required. Experience with more advanced computer programs that can assemble graphics and compile statistics is highly desirable. Should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable with demonstrated research experience. JD Degree candidate preferred.

Additional info

ID Reference: 2018-1583

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue
34th floor
New York City, NY 10018-3299