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Job Title: Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones Intern – Fall 2017
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Organization: Physicians for Human Rights
Posted: 8/7/2017
Type: Internship
Number of Openings: 1
Location: NYC,     
Position Description: Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones (SVCZ) is offering a three-month internship commencing in September 2017. This internship is ideal for anyone looking for a career in international affairs or public health.

The intern will be mentored by the program assistant, and will be exposed to new and forthcoming program activities, as well as existing projects. Projects and tasks the intern may work on include:

Researching and analyzing relevant legal, medical, public health, and human rights materials on sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, and elsewhere Conducting background research on key areas of interest to the Program on SVCZ, such as effectiveness of standard practices for care and documentation, use of technology in human rights documentation, and strategic impact litigation Assisting with coding of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data Assisting with logistics and preparation for trainings, conferences, and other program events Assisting with maintenance of several program databases, including of training participants, contacts, photographs, media coverage, and relevant literature Editorial tasks such as proofreading and footnotes for program publications Keeping up-to-date on current news relating to sexual violence and creating weekly news digests for PHR staff and consultants Drafting blog posts for the PHR website

The intern will also have the opportunity to attend regular learning and social events with other interns and staff from PHR to round out the learning experience and complement career mentoring provided by the program assistant.

PHR internships are unpaid. Students may be able to arrange academic credit, and should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.

Qualifications: Current enrollment or recent graduate in an undergraduate or graduate program; course of study in international development/relations, public policy, law, human rights, or related field preferred, but not required Written and/or oral proficiency in French and/or Spanish is an asset Strong interest in and commitment to human rights Strong communication and writing skills Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) Ability to maintain confidentiality while working with sensitive human rights data is a must Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills and high emotional intelligence Resourceful in performing research on the internet and through other channels Well organized, detailed oriented, and able to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion

Organization Description: Since 1986, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used medicine and science to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. PHR was founded on the idea that physicians, scientists, and other health professionals possess unique skills that lend significant credibility to the investigation and documentation of human rights abuses. PHR’s specialized expertise is used to advocate for persecuted health workers, prevent torture, document mass atrocities, and hold those who violate human rights accountable. PHR’s work focuses on the physical and psychological effects of torture and sexual violence, the forensic documentation of attacks on civilians, the unnecessary and excessive use of force during civil unrest, and the protection of medical institutions and health professionals working on the frontline of human rights crises.

Closing Date: 11/7/2017
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Contact Name: Linnea VanPilsum Bloom,  Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones Intern – Fall 2017
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New York   NY  10018
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  New York   NY  10018
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How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to Include “Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones Intern – Fall 2017” in the subject line.

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