Project Code: STATE-ZWE-35

Assessing Human Trafficking, Child Labor, and Workers Rights in Zimbabwe

Project Title Assessing Human Trafficking, Child Labor, and Workers Rights in Zimbabwe
Project Summary Conduct research and outreach to gather information and evaluate trends in human trafficking, child labor, and workers rights in Zimbabwe. Assist with the preparation of congressionally mandated annual reports on Trafficking in Persons, Human Rights, and Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor.
Country Zimbabwe
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Post HARARE
Section POL
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

Embassy Harare seeks a highly motivated individual to conduct research related to human trafficking, child labor, and workers rights in Zimbabwe. The virtual intern will review and monitor local news reports, social media, civil society reporting, human rights organizations’ reporting, and other open source data to find information on occurrences and trends in these labor issues. The intern will assist with drafting correspondence to solicit input from government and civil society partners. S/he will also assist with compiling responses and drafting the Department of State’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report and Human Rights Report, as well as providing input to the Department of Labor’s annual Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. These congressionally mandated reports inform U.S. policymakers and other global audiences of significant developments and concerns related to these issues. The intern will work closely with and receive guidance from the U.S. Embassy’s Political Officer and locally employed staff through virtual meetings and email communications.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Editing and proofreading
Political Analysis
Research
Additional Information

Candidates should demonstrate strong qualitative research, communication, and writing skills, as well as sound judgment in assessing the credibility of open source reporting and trustworthiness of online sources.