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The internship is unpaid. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRWFF staff, interaction with other U.S. and international film festivals, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements. Insert your overview text here.
- Tracking films and logging submissions;
- Using a film database;
- Conducting desk research on films in production, film festivals, and film funders;
- Watching and reviewing films to participate in programmatic decisions;
- Communicating with filmmakers, film distributors, and film industry members; and
- Building an audience for Film Festival events around the world by researching universities and arts and community based organizations relevant to films in the festival program.
Other projects may be assigned as the opportunity arises and match the student's interests and abilities.
Applicants who are offered an internship, but who are not US permanent residents, US citizens, or in possession of a valid student visa, must apply for a J-1 visa through a sponsoring organization. This process can take several weeks and applicants are responsible for the costs.
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Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.
About Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is an 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 and practices of influential governments and international institutions.