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Asia Division Internship at Human Rights Watch, Japan

Asia Division Internship at Human Rights Watch, Japan

Country: Japan
City: Tokyo
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Asia Division Internship at Human Rights Watch, Japan

The Asia Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) invites students for internship for the spring – summer 2020 semester in the Tokyo office. The interns will be work part-time from January – June 2020. Moreover,the main focus of the internship will be on projects surrounding domestic and international issues of Japan.


The intern position of Asia Division Internship at Human Rights Watch will do the following things

  • Focus on conducting desk research on domestic and international human rights issues related to Japan, analyzing data, and organizing advocacy efforts regarding issues in Asia and beyond.
  • Attend external meetings with staff in the Asia division. In addition to that, other projects may be assigned as they arise and match the student’s interests and abilities.
  • Similarly, attend lectures, training, professional development workshops, special events relating to human rights, as well as network with other HRW interns, volunteers, and employees.
  • Furthermore, as an HRW intern, students will take skills acquired in school and apply them in a professional setting.


The ideal intern must have following qualifications

  • Must be undergraduate students for the duration of the internship term. Basically, HRW entourages applications from the students with relevant coursework in human rights
  • Should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable, with strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated strong interest in human rights is highly desirable.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, internet applications) and internet research skills are essential.
  • Advanced level proficiency in Japanese and English is highly desirable.


Interns will receive a gross stipend of gross 800 yen per day for lunch expenses in accordance with HRW policy and the intern. In addition to that, interns will also get 2000 yen per day they are in the office for transportation. Furthermore, 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 the HRW staff, and interaction with other international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials. But however, students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.

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About Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is an international non-profitable organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. Moreover, the group pressures some governments, policymakers and human rights abusers to denounce abuse and respect human rights and the group often works on behalf of refugees, children, migrants, and political prisoners. It has a headquarter in Empire State building at New York City, United States of America.



Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline10 January,2020
Open toStudents
OrganizerHuman Rights Watch



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