31 March 2014

Human Rights Watch, Brussels Office
Internship International Justice Program
Deadline for application: 15 April 2014

The International Justice (IJ) Program of Human Rights Watch (HRW) advises and operationalizes HRW’s activities on a range of issues relating to accountability in international criminal fora, devises strategies to obtain justice, and produces written materials to implement those strategies.

The IJ Program intern will primarily focus on monitoring international criminal law developments in targeted country situations and carrying out research on issues of international justice. Ideally, the intern would start in mid-June and commit a minimum of four months, although six months is preferable.

This internship is unpaid. Some lunch and local travel costs may be reimbursed as pre-approved by HRW and in accordance with HRW policy. 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.

This internship is open to law students, law graduates, and graduate and undergraduate students with expertise in international criminal law. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong proven interest in international human rights and/or international criminal law. Knowledge of universal jurisdiction is desirable. Strong writing skills, knowledge of French, and excellent English are essential. Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, internet applications) are required.

How to apply
Please apply as soon as possible or by 15 April 2014 by sending a letter of interest, resume or CV, two names or letters of reference, and a brief, unedited writing sample (no calls or email inquiries, please) to ijbrussels@hrw.org. Please use 'Summer-Fall 2014 Brussels IJ Intern' as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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