Women's Rights Intern

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Company:Human Rights Watch
Job Type:Internship

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The internship will focus on research and advocacy projects surrounding a range of issues related to pregnancy discrimination in schools, child marriage, and sexual violence in Kenya. The intern will learn and build skills in: conducting desk research, including legal research; collecting and analysing data; media monitoring; and drafting documents. Other projects may be assigned as they arise and match the intern’s interests and abilities.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French or Swahili are required;
  • Well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable candidates are desirable;
  • Previous desk research experience with an understanding of, and a strong interest in women’s rights and/or the rights of children is preferred;
  • Relevant coursework in women’s rights, human rights, law, and/or policy desirable;
  • Internet research and computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office, internet applications) are required. 

How to Apply: Please apply immediately by visiting our online job portal at: https://careers.hrw.org and attaching a CV/resume, letter of interest, and a writing sample. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applications and the on-going hiring procedure 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.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We do not discriminate in hiring practices and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and those with criminal records to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

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 governments and international institutions.



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