Project Code: STATE-USA-DRL-62
|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/Region of Focus||Middle East and North Africa|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||6|
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.
|Editing and proofreading|
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.