Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones Intern

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Description

For nearly 30 years, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used science and medicine to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations.

A Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate, PHR is a global organization founded on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to stop human rights violations.

Our headquarters are located in New York City, and we maintain offices in Washington, DC and in Boston. This position will be based in Washington, DC

The Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones (SVCZ) is seeking 2-3 interns to start in January 2016. Reporting daily to the Program Assistant, the intern will assist with new and forthcoming program activities, as well as work on existing projects.

Applications will be accepted starting on November 1 and candidates will be contacted by December 15

Responsibilities

Qualifications
• Strong interest in and commitment to human rights.
• Strong communication and writing skills.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality while working with sensitive human rights data is a must
• Written and/or oral proficiency in French is an asset.
• Undergraduate or graduate degree in international development/relations, public policy, law, human rights, or related field preferred but not required.

Location/Hours
• The interns will be based in PHR’s Boston office.
• This unpaid internship will require a minimum of 15 hours/week. PHR staff will assist with any paperwork required for institutional credit or external scholarships or fellowships.
• The position will require at least a 3-month commitment.

Requirements

• Strong interest in and commitment to human rights.
• Strong communication and writing skills.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality while working with sensitive human rights data is a must
• Written and/or oral proficiency in French is an asset.
• Undergraduate or graduate degree in international development/relations, public policy, law, human rights, or related field preferred but not required.

HOW TO APPLY

• Please send a cover letter and resume to resumes@phrusa.org Include “Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones Intern” in the subject line.

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