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Current Positions Available

We are currently hiring a part-time Legal Intern and full- or part-time Development and Communications intern. Please see the listings below for more information.

LEGAL INTERNSHIP - PART-TIME

Location: New York

Application Deadline: Rolling

Position Overview:

HRF's legal interns will perform legal research and writing and assist with projects of legal advocacy. Under the guidance of HRF attorneys, the interns will research from diverse sources of legal information, including treaties, international decisions, domestic legislation and decisions, government and institutional records, academic papers, journals, etc. They will draft memoranda memorializing the results of research, and may also assist in drafting legal petitions, legal reports, legal articles, and other writings related to international human rights. The interns will work directly under the supervision of HRF's legal associates and/or chief legal officer.

Each intern is expected to work at HRF for a minimum of ten (10) hours per week throughout the semester. Hours can be arranged to meet the students' needs, as long as they occur from Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Additional research and writing, at the intern's election, can be conducted at home or at the law school.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is a JD law student who has completed his or her first year of law school at an ABA accredited law school. LLM applicants may be accepted upon demonstration of strong legal writing skills. Strong research and writing skills are essential. Applicant should be detail oriented. Previous internship and academic experience in international human rights law is preferred, but not required.

Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship. Course credit may be available from your law school.

How to Apply:

Please email your resume, cover letter, law school unofficial transcript, and a legal writing sample not exceeding 10 pages to joy@hrf.org. Applicants will only be contacted if they are selected for an interview.

DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN - FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME

Location: New York

Application Deadline: August 10, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.)

Position Overview:

This individual will work closely with HRF’s Development Specialist and Communications Specialist on media relations, fundraising, and marketing projects. This internship will span the duration of the academic year (Sept. 2017-May 2018), and includes the possibility of attending the 2018 Oslo Freedom Forum in Oslo, Norway.

Tasks include helping to organize HRF events; assisting with donor outreach; researching prospective supporters; assisting with preparations for the New York Freedom Forum; updating internal databases; researching, drafting, and editing communications; and working on our social media platforms.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should be a self-motivated college student or recent graduate passionate about defending human rights globally and possessing excellent writing, research, and communication skills. This position is for someone who would like to learn multiple aspects of working for a human rights nonprofit. Sound judgment, focus, organization, an ability to work under pressure, and a sense of humor are imperative. Fluency in a foreign language and graphic design skills are beneficial but not required.

Compensation:

$1,000/month for full-time availability.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@hrf.org. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will only be contacted if they are selected for an interview.

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