Human Rights Watch (HRW) Internships 2021 | How to Apply

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Application for the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) Internships – 2021 Entry is now open for interested applicants by Africa Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) in South Africa.

South Africa Govt (www.gov.co.za) Vacancies - 2020 (Updated)

The Africa Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) offer an Internship opportunity to unemployed graduates to apply in the fields that are in line with the Corporation’s core business. The Corporation is therefore inviting applications for the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) Internship Programme that runs for a maximum period of 12 months in the following disciplines/fields of study.

The Africa Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a University student intern to be based in its Johannesburg Office. The intern will focus on the internal conflict affecting the Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique. Ideally, the intern will be available for a minimum of 10-15 hours per week from August to December 2021.

The Africa Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) Internship Programme uses a fully integrated approach that combines theory with practical training and leads to a recognized qualification/certification. Africa Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) provides an internship opportunity in the following areas listed below: 

  • Human Rights Watch

This internship opportunity is situated at the following locations in South Africa:

  • Johannesburg

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HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (HRW) INTERNSHIP ROLES, APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

Responsibilities:

  • The internship will consist primarily of press monitoring and compiling reports on news relating to Mozambique, specifically news related to the crisis in Cabo Delgado.
  • Other responsibilities may include small research assignments, data management and analysis, drafting documents regarding issues in Cabo Delgado Province.
  • The intern’s duties may also include attending external meetings. Other projects may be assigned as they arise that match the student’s interests and abilities.
  • Students will also have opportunities to attend virtual lectures, trainings, professional development workshops, and/or special events relating to human rights, as well as network with other HRW interns, volunteers, and employees.
  • As an HRW intern, students will take skills acquired in school and apply them in a professional setting.

Qualifications:

  • The intern must be a student for the duration of the internship term.
  • Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable, with strong attention to detail. A strong interest in human rights, specifically concerning the SADC region, is essential.
  • Relevant coursework is highly desirable. Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, internet applications) and internet research skills are essential.
  • Proficient reading and writing abilities in Portuguese is preferable.

Applicants must have valid authorization to intern in South Africa.

Compensation: 

  • Interns will receive a gross monthly stipend of R 6,000 per month, which will be pro-rated based on the number of hours they are in the “office”, to help offset living expenses in accordance with HRW policy.
  • Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships may offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by HRW staff, and interaction with other international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials.
  • Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (HRW) INTERNSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please apply immediately by visiting our online job portal at: https://careers.hrw.org and attaching a CV/resume, letter of interest/cover letter, a brief writing sample.

No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email [email protected]  Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

NB: Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

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Leonel Schuster
Leonel Schuster

Kathryn has been Teacher at Alliant International University since 2013. He began to write about admission details at Course Discovery.

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