Project Code: STATE-IRQ-30

Iraqi Kurdistan Human Rights Researcher

Project Title Iraqi Kurdistan Human Rights Researcher
Project Summary U.S. Consulate General Erbil seeks dynamic and resourceful candidates to conduct research on current and historical political developments in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Country Iraq
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Section POL
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

U.S. Consulate General Erbil’s Political Section is seeking highly motivated go-getters to undertake research related to current and historical political developments in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR). The selected intern will monitor open source reporting to inform Mission Iraq’s understanding of IKR internal political developments and their impacts on Erbil-Baghdad relations in addition to U.S. policy. Interns may be requested to produce analytical pieces on political developments in addition to updating or creating biographies on Mission contacts as required.

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

Strong candidates will have an interest or background in politics, qualitative research skills, and strong writing skills. Applicants must demonstrate sound judgement in assessing the credibility of open source reporting and trustworthiness of online sources. Applicants must be flexible and able to shift attention towards different priorities as the need arises. An interest in Kurdish and/or Middle Eastern Studies is helpful, but not required Language skills in Kurdish (Sorani or Kurmanji), Arabic, Syriac, and/or Turkish are helpful, but not required.