Internship in Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, London

Deadline: apply immediately
Open to: individuals interest in international human rights
Duration: summer 2011

The Africa Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking a graduate intern for its Great Lakes team. The internship will consist primarily of regular press monitoring and compiling reports on news from Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Responsibilities may include work on small research or translation projects, following NGO and parliamentary activities relating to these countries, attending external meetings to take minutes as well as some administrative tasks such as mailings and data entry.

This is a volunteer opportunity.  Ideally the candidate will be available for a minimum of 15 hours per week, three days per week for a minimum of three months – timing can be flexible.  Interns will be compensated for their lunch and transportation costs (within London) as pre-approved by HRW and in accordance with HRW policy.


Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable, with a strong interest in international human rights.  Knowledge of French is essential.  Other relevant qualifications and experience are desirable.  Administrative experience is particularly important.  Knowledge of and interest in issues relating to Africa, and specifically the Great Lakes region, is essential.  Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, Internet applications) are required.

How to Apply

Please apply immediately by sending a letter of interest, resume, two names or letters of reference, and a brief, unedited writing sample to [email protected].  Please use “Great Lakes Internship – London” as the subject of your email.  Only complete applications will be reviewed. All applicants will be sent a confirmation of receipt so no calls or email inquiries, please.  Due to the large number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further.It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email.


Human Rights Watch
Attn: Search Committee (Great Lakes Internship)
2nd floor, 2-12 Pentonville Road
London N1 9HF
Fax: +44 (0)20 7 713 1800

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