Project Code: STATE-IDN-19

Human Rights Research Assistant

Project Title Human Rights Research Assistant
Project Summary Embassy Jakarta is seeking a research assistant to help research, monitor, and track human rights developments in Indonesia and assist in the preparation of Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) annual reports on Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Indonesia.
Country Indonesia
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Section POL
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

Embassy Jakarta is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter to undertake research related to human rights and religious freedom issues to inform U.S. policymakers and aid in the preparation of annual reports mandated by the U.S. Congress. The virtual intern will monitor local media and human rights organization reporting on human rights conditions in Indonesia, and participate in the drafting of reporting cables informing Washington audiences of significant human rights and religious freedom issues. The intern will work closely with the Human Rights Officer and locally-employed staff from the U.S. Embassy through virtual meetings and email communications. Promoting respect for human rights and religious freedom is an important U.S. foreign policy goal. Credible information regarding gross violations of human rights can also affect U.S. assistance or visa eligibility under U.S. law.

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

Strong candidates will have an interest or background in human rights, 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. Bahasa Indonesia language skills are helpful, but not required. For more information about annual reports published by DRL, please visit