Project Code: STATE-USA-DRL-113

Civilian Casualties Tracking

Project Title Civilian Casualties Tracking
Project Summary Help DRL's Office of Security and Human Rights track and report alleged civilian casualty incidents
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office DRL
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor’s Office of Security and Human Rights seeks a virtual intern to assist in tracking and reporting on allegations of civilian casualties resulting from operations in Iraq and Syria and foreign security force operations globally using publicly available information, such as news reports and NGO tweets. The information you gather and analyze will contribute to the State-DOD Information Sharing Mechanism, by which the State Department shares open source reporting with DOD to inform the U.S. military’s internal civilian casualty reporting, and add to the wider U.S. effort to respond to and prevent civilian casualties in our operations. It also will inform State Department policy decisions regarding foreign security force civilian casualty record.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Editing and proofreading
Political Analysis
Additional Information

We are looking for an intern with a strong interest in human rights and foreign affairs to help us track and report allegations of civilian casualties in the Mid-East region, especially Syria and Iraq. The ideal candidate will have strong internet research skills, with a particular focus on news and social media resources, experience with Microsoft Excel, strong attention to detail, and availability for a weekly check-in by phone. Training will be conducted by phone. Arabic language skills are useful, but not required.