Job of the Day: Children’s Rights Internship with Human Rights Watch in Los Angeles

Human Rights Watch is one of the largest and most influential U.S.-based organizations investigating and promoting human rights worldwide. With its impartial human rights reporting and innovative, high-profile advocacy campaigns, HRW affects policies concerning human rights on an international scale.

The Los Angeles office of the Human Rights Watch is currently accepting applications from current students for its Children Rights Division Internship. HRW strongly prefers law students with research experience. From the PSJD job listing:

The intern will focus on a variety of projects which may include:

  • Creating a database of investigations;
  • Researching and writing profiles of juveniles who have been sentenced to life in prison in California;
  • Researching, summarizing, and analyzing laws and social science reports on various issues pertaining to juvenile justice and foster care;
  • Organizing information and communications;
  • Following up with field contacts;
  • Collaborating with family members of incarcerated persons;
  • and legislative work.

Responsibilities may include: other divisional duties such as database management, writing letters, creating spreadsheets, analyzing data from inmate surveys, and translation assignments, depending on the intern’s specific language skills.

This fall selected intern will work closely with CRD advocate to ensure offenders who were youth when sentenced to life in prison get help from recent advancements in the law.

For more information on internship duties, qualifications and application instructions, read the entire job post at PSJD.org (log-in required)!

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