Disability Rights Division Internship

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Disability Rights Division Internship

 Human Rights Watch

 New York, United States of America


The Disability Rights Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a law student, graduate level LL.M. student, or graduate student in a relevant field with a demonstrated strong interest in disability rights and international human rights. The ideal candidate will be based in the Eastern Standard time zone and will be available June through August 2023. Working hours will be flexible.

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Interns are not expected to report to the office and remote arrangements will remain an option for the foreseeable future. However, interns may have the option of reporting to an office on a voluntary basis.


  • Conducting background desk research on a range of disability rights issues in the United States and Americas region;
  • Monitoring media, reviewing laws and policies, and conducting desk research on disability and human rights violations in a variety of countries;
  • Working closely with Disability Rights Division staff;
  • Drafting documents including, but not limited to advocacy letters and background material for reports and other publications; and
  • Other projects may be assigned as they arise and match the intern’s interests and abilities.
  • Students may also have opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, events relating to human rights, as well as network with other HRW interns, volunteers, and employees. As an HRW intern, students will take skills acquired in school and apply them in a professional setting.
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  • Applicants must be an enrolled law student, graduate level LL.M. student, or graduate student;
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English; proficiency in Spanish is required;
  • Well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable candidate;
  • Previous desk research experience;
  • Interest and/or experience in the disability and/or the Americas region with an understanding of, and a strong interest in international human rights;
  • Coursework in disability rights, environmental health, human rights, law, and/or policy; and
  • Internet research and computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office, internet applications).
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