Unpaid Internship, Legal & Policy Office
Brussels, Fall 2012 (6 months)
The Legal & Policy Office of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a full-time intern to join the team on the case against Hissène Habré.
Internship DescriptionHRW has been working for 12 years with the victims of Chad's exiled former President, Hissène Habré, to bring him to trial. Please visit http://www.hrw.org/en/habre-case (English), http://www.hrw.org/fr/affaire-habre (French) for more information.
The internship will primarily focus on liaising with HRW’s partners in Senegal and Chad, drafting advocacy letters and press releases, monitoring press and events and assisting with research. The intern will also assist with some administrative tasks related to the department’s work. The intern will be supervised by HRW’s Counsel.
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 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.
Human Rights WatchHuman 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.
Qualifications● The internship is open to law students, law graduates, and graduate students with expertise in international criminal law or international relations.
● Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable, with a strong interest in human rights.
● Oral and written fluency in French and proficiency in English is required.
DurationThe internship will last a minimum of six months starting in September 2012.
Unpaid, but…This internship is unpaid. Some lunch and local travel costs may be reimbursed as pre-approved by HRW and in accordance with HRW policy.
How to ApplyPlease apply immediately by emailing a letter of interest in English or French, a resume, two names or letters of reference and, if possible, a brief, unedited writing sample in French or English, (no calls or email inquiries, please) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use "Habré Internship Application – Fall 2012" as the subject of your email and specify your dates of availability.