[URBANTH-L]Undergraduate Internship: Human Rights Watch

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Fri Mar 24 13:45:36 EST 2006

Human Rights Watch
Arms Division Summer Internship

Arms Division
Washington, DC
Spring 2006
Apply Immediately

Since its founding in 1978, Human Rights Watch has become the largest 
U.S.-based international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization, 
known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, 
its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in 
changing the human rights-related policies of the U.S., other influential 
governments, and international institutions.

Internship Description:
Undergraduate internships are primarily administrative and clerical in 
nature, but other projects can be assigned as they arise and match the 
student's interests and abilities, including research, drafting documents, 
translating, and helping researchers prepare for missions. Internships are 
generally unpaid, although work-study funds are available. Students are 
often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships offer direct 
exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, 
close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other U.S. and 
international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, 
and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating 
to human rights.

Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable, with a 
strong interest in international human rights. Relevant coursework is highly 
desirable, and knowledge of foreign languages is a plus. Computer skills 
(i.e., Microsoft Office, Internet applications) are required. Applicants 
must be available to intern for at least 10 hours per week.

How to Apply:
Please apply immediately by emailing a letter of interest, resume, and names 
of reference (no calls or email inquiries, please) to goodr at hrw.org. Please 
use "Arms Internship Application" as the subject of your email. Only 
complete applications will be reviewed.

Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer. 

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