Development & Outreach (Student Task Force) Intern Application Deadline: August 31, 2020 Due to Covid-19, many of our offices remain closed or are open at a limited capacity. HRW prioritizes the safety of our interns. In locations that have eased office restrictions and are open at a limited capacity, 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 in accordance with HRW’s COVID-19 policies. Internship Description: The Student Task Force (“STF”) is a Human Rights Watch (HRW) sponsored youth leadership-training program that brings together high school students from all over Los Angeles and empowers them to advocate for the rights of children. HRW interns and STF teachers partner together to mentor students in leadership skills and activism, fostering confidence and maturity among students and enabling them to become effective voices for change and social justice within their communities. For more information on the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force, please visit www.hrwstf.org. The STF internship offers a substantive learning opportunity for the selected students. The Los Angeles office is currently seeking two STF interns. The selected candidates must be available starting late-September to early-October 2020 until May 2020 (2020-2021 academic year). We are seeking interns who can work up to 15 hours per week and must be available on Mondays from 10:00am-11:00am (mandatory STF team meeting). The remaining internship hours should be completed some point Monday-Thursday during office hours. The STF internship may include the following projects:Apply Now
- Creating and organizing advocacy opportunities for the STF campaigns that focus on children’s rights issues and human rights education;
- Liaising with local student leaders and faculty advisors;
- Researching and organizing human rights education resources and materials;
- Researching and implementing strategies and tools to equip students to be knowledgeable and effective human rights activists; and
- Contributing to some office-related tasks.