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Europe and Central Asia Division Internship at Human Rights Watch

Europe and Central Asia Division Internship at Human Rights Watch

Country: USA
City: New York
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The New York office of Human Rights Watch invites candidates to take part in Europe and Central Asia Division Internship in Human Rights Watch. The intern position must be available to serve in the office from May 2020 until the end of August 2020 on a full-time basis. Moreover, the internship will focus on human rights abuses in the ECA region, particularly in Central Asia, Russia, and within the European Union. The Human Rights Watch pays an hourly wage of $15 per hour to their interns.


This internship is an ideal opportunity for students to attend lectures, training, professional development workshops, and/or special events relating to human rights, as well as network with other HRW interns, volunteers, and employees. It is an opportunity for students to apply their skills and academic concepts in a professional setting.

In addition to that, the intern will get the following things

  • Direct exposure to the workings of a large, international human rights organization.
  • Induction training on the internal working of HRW.
  • Access to HRW materials and publications.
  • Attending select in-house events such as a speaker series events, and other internal events, particularly for interns.
  • Attending internal meetings and outside meetings and events related to the human rights field, if applicable.
  • Academic credit (students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements).

Key Responsibilities

The intern will be doing the following tasks at Europe and Central Asia Division at Human Rights Watch (HRW)

  • Conducting desk research as well as using available resources to conduct such research, including reviewing media, policy papers, and academic reports.
  • Monitoring legislation and policies related to human rights.
  • Understanding the historical context and the complexities of the ECA region. Similarly, gaining a strong understanding of the work of the ECA Division.
  • Presenting information in a compelling manner as well as writing summaries and protocols.
  • Furthermore, contributing to some Russian-English translations.


Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be eligible for Europe and Central Asia Division Internship at Human Rights Watch

  • Enrollment in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program for the duration of the internship term is necessary.
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or international issues is desirable.
  • The ability to read and write in English and Russian is essential.
  • Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, internet applications) and experience completing social science research are essential.
  • Furthermore, relevant coursework and previous experience working in the area of human rights or on countries in the region is desirable.
  • Similarly, a strong interest in human rights in the European Union, Central Asia, and Russia is highly desirable.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is an international non-profitable organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. he 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 the Empire State Building in New York City, United States of America.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline23 March,2020
FieldHuman Rights
CityNew York
Open toAll
OrganizerHuman Rights Watch



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