Internships with Human Rights Watch, Brussels


Human Rights Watch is seeking two full-time interns in its Brussels office to assist with HRW’s work on the case against Hissène Habré. The internship will last a minimum of four months starting in September 2010, though six months would be preferred. The interns will be supervised by HRW’s Counsel in this matter, and will help HRW keep in touch with HRW’s partners in Senegal and Chad, draft advocacy letters and press releases, monitor press and events and assist with research. The interns will also be responsible for administrative tasks, including filing, translating, accounting and helping staff and partners with travel arrangements.

This internship is unpaid. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other U.S. and international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.


These internships are open to law students, law graduates and graduate students with expertise in international criminal law or international relations. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable, with a strong interest in international human rights and/or international criminal law.

For one position, Oral and written fluency in French, and very good English is required, for the other, oral and written fluency in English, and very good French is required. Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, Internet applications) are required.How to Apply:

Please apply immediately by emailing a letter of interest in English and French, resume, names or letters of reference and, if possible, a brief, unedited writing sample in French or English to: Please use “Habré Internship Application -September 2010″ as the subject of your email and specify your dates of availability.

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