Documenting Global Anti-Trafficking Legal Reform

Project Title Documenting Global Anti-Trafficking Legal Reform
Project Summary Assist the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons in documenting and analyzing efforts to advance anti-trafficking legal reform in countries included in the 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office J/TIP/RPA
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

Assist the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons in documenting and analyzing efforts to advance anti-trafficking legal reform in countries included in the 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report by: (1) updating an inventory of foreign anti-trafficking laws and pending anti-trafficking legislation, (2) analyzing the laws and legislation of select countries, and (3) providing written and oral presentations summarizing the analysis of foreign anti-trafficking laws and pending anti-trafficking legislation. This project may last up to one year.

Required Skills or Interests
Additional Information

The U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, part of the family of Bureaus reporting to the Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, is seeking a virtual eIntern to assist with an analysis of anti-trafficking legal reform project to build upon efforts to encourage legal and policy reform around the world. The goal of this project is to ensure the office has the most recent versions of existing anti-trafficking laws for its law library; to understand the coverage and gaps of existing anti-trafficking laws to comprehensively address the “3Ps” of prosecution, protection, and prevention; and to assist those countries with gaps in their laws to improve those laws.

The eIntern(s) will engage in online and library research building upon the current library of laws to obtain copies of all relevant laws and legislation and update an inventory, write memos analyzing select country’s anti-trafficking laws or legislation, and provide written and oral presentations summarizing the analysis. Reporting to a foreign affairs officer, data gathered from this study will help implement process improvements in an effort to ensure the most positive experience for our interns and applicants. Additional tasks may be assigned as needed.

Desired Skills and Interests: Law student in 2nd year or higher; outstanding legal research, writing, and analysis skills; outstanding oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently while maintaining contact with his/her supervisor to provide status updates. Coursework in Human Trafficking Law, International Human Rights Law, Comparative Law, and/or Criminal Law is preferred. Must have access to a telephone with long distance dialing capability and a computer with Microsoft Office (including Word, Outlook, and Excel).

Spanish, French, or Arabic would be helpful, although not necessary languages for this position.

Applicants considering this exciting opportunity should consider visiting the Department's careers website at http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships for more information about the Department's unpaid internship program.