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Apply: Africa Division Internship Program 2019



The Africa Division of Human Rights Watch is pleased to offer the Africa Division Internship Program for summer 2019. The program is open to law students, graduate students, or undergraduate students.

With this opportunity, Interns will focus on Human Rights Watch projects, which include their work in the Horn of Africa. As an HRW intern, students will take the skills acquired in school and apply them in a professional setting.

Excellent opportunity for students who have an interest in Human Rights.
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Students will also have a lucky chance to participate in lectures, training, professional development workshops and/or special events related to human rights, as well as other HRW interns, volunteers, and employees in the network.

Field of Internship: Internship is available for Human Rights Watch Projects
Course Level: Internship/Volunteer
Internship Provider: Africa Division of Human Rights Watch
An internship can be taken in the U.S.

To be eligible, applicants must:

The intern must be a student for the duration of the internship term.
Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable, with strong attention to detail.
A strong interest in human rights, specifically concerning Africa is essential.
Relevant coursework is highly desirable, and knowledge of Microsoft Excel and internet-based research is essential.
Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, internet applications) are required.
Proficiency in Amharic or Afaan Oromo is required.
Internship Open for International Students: No

Is this paid internship? Internships are unpaid.

Internship Description
The Africa Division of Human Rights Watch (HWR) is seeking talented students for their 2019 summer internship program. The program is an unpaid and part-time program. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.

Students may be able to arrange academic credit because human rights watch internships often offer direct observation of an international human rights organization, close supervision by HRW employees, and interaction with other American and international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials.

This internship will consist primarily of: Conducting small research assignments; Assisting with social media management, and Drafting documents regarding issues in the region. Other projects can be assigned as they arise and match the student’s interests and abilities.

Number of awards offered: Numbers not given

Internship Duration
The intern will be available part-time from mid-May 2019 through August 2019 (dates and times are flexible) in the New York office (other locations may be considered).

Notification: Not given

How to Apply
To apply, the applicants need to register by creating an account online.

The applicants must attach a resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample.
Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is May 3, 2019.

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