Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship

Deadline: 8 October 2016
Open to: recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide
Fellowship: USD 55,000, plus excellent employer-paid benefits

Description

Established in memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg, early supporters of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”), this fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered. Fellows typically work full-time for one year in Human Rights Watch’s New York or Washington, D.C. office. In some instances other locations may be considered. The Fellowship begins in September 2017.

Fellows monitor human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site investigations, draft reports on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy and media outreach aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations.

Eligibility

  • Recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide;
  • LL.Ms are also eligible. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered;
  • For this cycle, we will consider Finberg Fellowship applicants with degrees received after January 2014 and before August 2017 as “recent graduates”;
  • Prior research experience, including experience conducting interviews, ideally in the context of human rights research, is required;
  • Demonstrated strong background in international human rights and commitment to building a career in human rights are required;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English are required;
  • Proficiency in one language in addition to English is strongly desired as is familiarity with countries or regions where serious human rights violations occur;
  • Self-motivation, ability to multi-task effectively, including having good planning and organizing skills and ability to work under pressure are required;
  • Strong initiative and follow-through, exceptional analytical skills, the capacity to think creatively and strategically, excellent editing skills, perseverance and flexibility while maintaining HRW’s high methodological standards are required;
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within HRW, as well as with external partners, are required;
  • Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required.

Fellowship

  • The salary for 2017-2018 fellows is USD 55,000, plus excellent employer-paid benefits;
  • HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required;
  • Citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply?

In order to apply please fill the application and submit it to [email protected].

For more information please read the official call.

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