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Internships are unpaid. 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 international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.
- Media monitoring: The intern will monitor media coverage of HRW research projects and track new developments.
- Research: The intern will conduct desk research on journalists reporting on environment and human rights issues. The intern will also help identify future newsworthy events that could be potential media pegs for written products.
- Social media: The intern will contribute to building EHR’s social media presence, including compiling suggested tweets and Facebook posts of relevant articles and researching new accounts to engage over social media.
- Other projects related to research, media outreach, and writing may be assigned as the opportunity arises.
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 will have to incur their own 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.