Project Code: STATE-ZWE-39

Promoting Human Rights in Zimbabwe

Project Title Promoting Human Rights in Zimbabwe
Project Summary Research, monitor, and track human rights developments in Zimbabwe. Assist in the preparation of the Department of State's globally renowned annual reports on Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Zimbabwe. Create impactful social media content promoting human rights.
Country Zimbabwe
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Section POL
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

Promoting respect for human rights and religious freedom is an important U.S. foreign policy goal. Embassy Harare seeks a motivated self-starter to research human rights and religious freedoms in Zimbabwe and to create impactful social media content in these important areas. Human rights issues are a broad arena in Zimbabwe and issues include rule of law, police brutality, political prosecution, LGBTI, gender-based violence, refugees and migrants, women's rights, and more. This research informs U.S. policymakers, global non-government organizations, and international businesses as they make important decisions on U.S. bilateral relations, where to provide humanitarian relief, and where to launch new businesses. The virtual intern will monitor local media and non-government organization reporting on human rights conditions in Zimbabwe and participate in the drafting of reporting cables and congressionally mandated annual reports of significant human rights and religious freedom issues. The intern will work closely with the Political Unit Chief and locally employed U.S. Embassy staff through virtual meetings and email communications.

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

Strong candidates will have a keen interest 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. No language skills required. Embassy Harare's Political Unit prides itself on high quality reporting and a strong sense of team. Join us!
For more information about annual reports published by DRL, please visit For more insights on the embassy's social media content, please visit or .