Project Code: STATE-USA-DRL-62

Contribute to the 2018 Human Rights Report

Project Title Contribute to the 2018 Human Rights Report
Project Summary Research, collect, and analyze information to highlight human rights practices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Country United States
Country/Region of Focus Middle East and North Africa
Agency Department of State
DoS Office DRL/NEA
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 6
Project Description

Participants in this project contribute directly to the publication of the State Department’s 2018 Human Rights Report. You will conduct research on human rights practices by governments and non-state actors in the MENA region. Research will be conducted in English and/or Arabic/Kurdish/Hebrew/Farsi/French for articles and reports that develop credible accounts of human rights abuses and violations in MENA countries. Participants will analyze and compile information, working directly with Department of State policy officers to draft and edit the Human Rights Reports.

Required Skills or Interests
Editing and proofreading
Political Analysis
Additional Information

Strong candidates will have an understanding of Middle East history/politics. A general understanding of human rights concerns, including the rule of law and freedoms of speech, expression, and assembly, also is useful. Applicants must demonstrate sound judgement and will be relied upon to determine the credibility of information and the trustworthiness of sources. Familiarity with the work of international and local human rights NGOs also would be beneficial. Candidates should be proficient with Microsoft Excel and/or Google Docs. Arabic, French, Farsi or Hebrew language skills can be helpful as information is often found in non-English sources.