|Project Title||Researching Human Rights Practices in the Middle East|
|Project Summary||Lend your hand to human rights in the Middle East and prove that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword. You will research, collect, and analyze information to highlight human rights practices in the region, and then compile that information into a searchable database.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||10|
Participants in this program will contribute directly to the creation of the 2016 Human Rights Report. You will search for information and data on human rights practices in countries in the Middle East and North Africa. You will search, in English and/or Arabic/Kurdish/Hebrew/Farsi/French, for articles and reports that mention human rights abuses in MENA countries. Then you will analyze and compile the information into a searchable and comprehensive database for officers to use as they work on the reports.
|Ability to determine veracity of information and trustworthiness of source|
|Understanding of Middle East Politics|
|Understanding of international human rights agreements|
Make your mark! An understanding of international human rights agreements and Middle East politics would be very helpful. An understanding of the various human rights NGOs and public international organizations would also be helpful.