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US Program National Security Intern (Graduate) The candidate will 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. Will also contribute to promoting HRW’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. Should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable with demonstrated research experience. 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.
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