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Internship at Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) in Berlin


Internship at Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) in Berlin

The Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is currently seeking a graduate or undergraduate for an internship in the Berlin office to assist with roughly three types of tasks:
·         Research: The intern will assist the researcher for Europe and Central Asia of the division with research into women’s rights violations in the UK, Turkey, Hungary and Romania. Specific topics will include rights of migrant women and domestic violence.
·         Monitoring and Advocacy: The intern will be occasionally be asked to follow certain debates in Brussels, in the European Parliament, to participate in NGO network meetings, to set up meetings, to draft emails and to follow European Union policy developments in the field of women’s rights.
·         Administration: The intern will also be responsible for some administrative tasks including contact management, filing, drafting correspondence, updating databases and translating.
This internship is unpaid, however, some lunch and travel costs may be reimbursed.  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 HRW staff, interaction with 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.

Qualifications:  This position is open to Law, European Studies, Social Studies or International Relations students or graduates, with strong language and communications skills. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable, with a strong interest in women’s human rights.  Excellent oral and written command of English is essential, and French would be considered an added value. Interns must be available to commit to this internship placement for a period of at least four months.
How to Apply: Please apply immediately (no calls or email inquiries, please) by sending a letter of interest, CV, contact information for two references, and a brief, unedited writing sample (of no more than two pages) to wrd@hrw.org.  Please use "WRD-Berlin Internship Application" as the subject of your email.  Only complete applications will be reviewed.  
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. 
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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.  Human Rights Watch's Women's Rights Division was established in 1990 to monitor state-sponsored or state-tolerated violence against women and sex discrimination in all regions of the world.