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Future of Human Rights Intern – Summer 2020 (Washington, D.C.)

Future of Human Rights Intern – Summer 2020 (Washington, D.C.)
Call for Applications
Four macro-trends threaten to make present-day human rights advocacy obsolete: climate change, rising authoritarian populism around the world, increasing levels of economic inequality, and rapid changes to technology, chiefly social media and artificial intelligence. This internship will focus on conducting research into the intersection of each of these four macro-trends and human rights, illuminating the potential consequences of each trend on present-day human rights activism. The internship will include writing a concluding report which synthesizes the research conducted 

  • Collect and compile all relevant literature on the future of human rights and the intersection of human rights w/ four major macro-trends: climate change, authoritarian populism, economic inequality, and changes to technology
  • Create a weekly report to HRF leadership on significant research findings
  • Interview individuals and organizations regarding the future of human rights
  • Conduct research to suggest additional interview candidates knowledgeable about the future of human rights
  • Synthesize research into an end of internship report

  • Relevant majors include but are not limited to political science, economics, psychology, sociology
  • Junior or senior in undergraduate program required; MA candidate preferred
  • Strong online research and writing skills required
  • Experience conducting interviews preferred but not essential
EDUCATION:  Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a master program; Or senior for undergraduate program.
START DATE:  June 1, 2020. Start and end dates are negotiable.
TIME COMMITMENT: 15 hours per week minimum. Internship will run until August 21, 2020.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please include resume, writing sample (e.g., term paper, undergraduate thesis);and list three academic or professional references. All in PDF format.
Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE

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