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Law Student - Public Interest in Washington, DC **

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Company name

Human Rights Watch

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Feb 01,2018

Posted on

Jan 25,2018

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Development & Human Rights Intern The student will intern closely with the division’s Senior Researcher/Advocate on International Financial Institutions by contributing to research, analysis, and outreach tasks in the context of development and human rights, including projects related to the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs). Direct exposure to the workings of a large, international human rights organization, as well as to the HRW report research, writing, and publication processes; Induction training on the internal working of HRW; Participation in select in-house events such as a speaker series events, and other events organized within the organization, particularly for interns; and Possibility to obtain academic credit (students should check with their individual academic institution for requirements). Will use online resources to conduct desk research, including reviewing and analyzing media articles, policy papers, IFI project documents, and academic and NGO reports. Will monitor ongoing development projects, including World Bank, IMF, ADB, EBRD, and EIB projects, and track the preparation/approval of new projects. Will draft memos, project analyses, letters, press releases, and other written materials. May also have the opportunity to attend meetings at the World Bank and the US Treasury, as well as with the IFC and the Coalition for Human Rights in Development.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Law student or graduate student intern with an interest in international development, economics, international relations, human rights, poverty and inequality, or related fields seeking to expand their understanding of development and the international human rights field. A passion for and an eagerness to learn more about human rights and international issues related to development; An exemplary academic record combined with relevant coursework and/or research/work/clinical/practical experiences; Self-motivation and strong attention to detail; Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills in English (knowledge of other languages is a plus); and Computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office, internet applications).
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Date May or June 2018
Deadline: March 01, 2018 11:59PM ET

Additional info

ID Reference: 2018-1569

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Human Rights Watch
1630 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009