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Job Title: Asylum Intern, Fall 2017
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Organization: Physicians for Human Rights
Posted: 8/7/2017
Type: Internship
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Number of Openings: 1
Location: NYC,     
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Fall 2017 Program New York

Arabic-Speaking Investigations Intern, Fall 2017

Internship Description The research and investigations department is seeking an intern to work with the research associate on research for Physicians for human Rights’ (PHR) online, interactive map of attacks on health care in Syria, and other programmatic research as needed. This is an opportunity to develop research, language, and analytical skills on topical and important human rights issues from PHR’s hands-on work.

PHR tracks the deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on medical workers and health facilities in Syria on an online, interactive map. To date, PHR has documented the deaths of more than 825 medical personnel and more than 430 attacks on hospitals, over 90 percent by Syrian government and allied forces. Through this documentation, PHR seeks to better inform the media, motivate governments and the UN to denounce such violations of international law, and reinforce that attacks on medical workers, hospitals, and health care infrastructure must stop.

Projects and tasks you may work on include:

Keeping abreast of daily developments and violations of medical neutrality in Syria Conducting open-source research on attacks against medical facilities and health care workers in Syria Providing preliminary analysis of research and/or organizing the research for analysis Organizing research and entering it into the PHR database Analyzing video and other media and extracting the relevant data Providing translations of articles and videos from Arabic to English

You will also have the opportunity to attend regular learning and social events with other interns and staff from PHR to round out your learning experience and complement career mentoring provided by the research associate.

Qualifications and Experience

Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program, or a recent graduate in a related field Arabic fluency (written and verbal) in MSA and/or Levantine dialect preferred, but applicants who are heritage speakers or are enrolled in an upper level Arabic class (undergrad or grad) will be considered Demonstrated interest in and commitment to human rights Exceptional analytical, writing, and verbal communication skills Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and professionally Mature judgement, strong sense of integrity, and a self-starter Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through Ability to maintain confidentiality Willingness to work with graphic visual and written content

Location and Hours

The investigations intern will be based in PHR’s New York City office in midtown Manhattan. This is an unpaid internship of at least 20 hours per week. PHR staff will assist with any paperwork required for institutional credit or external scholarships/fellowships. The internship will commence in September with at least a 10-week commitment.

How to Apply Please send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to resumes@phrusa.org. Include “Arabic-Speaking Research and Investigations Intern Fall 2017” in the subject line. Please include in your cover letter the number of weekly hours you would be able to commit to the internship.

Asylum Intern, Fall 2017

Internship Description Physicians for Human Rights’ (PHR) Asylum Program seeks a fall 2017 intern wishing to gain direct experience in the program’s activities as well as long-term data collection and retention projects of a growing international nonprofit. The internship is ideal for someone looking for a career in immigration law, human rights, or nonprofit management.

The Asylum Program recruits and trains volunteer health professionals to provide evaluations and affidavits to asylum seekers and other immigrants who must provide documentation of torture and abuse in order to prevail in their immigration applications. Hundreds of volunteer clinicians working with PHR have helped thousands of survivors of human rights violations gain asylum and other kinds of permanent status in the United States.

The asylum intern may be involved in some or all of the following tasks and projects:

Drafting de-identified case summaries to be sent to clinicians interested in conducting evaluations Reviewing and coding affidavits to identify trends and potential research topics Assisting with vital data-entry and auditing tasks, including brainstorming solutions on how to improve data management Following up with attorneys on adjudication results of clients examined and other case-related information Working closely with the asylum program officer and team to develop and implement new systems to collect and report out the results of the program’s work Assisting with the planning of forensic trainings Corresponding with physicians for contact information and availability updates Monitoring current events and developments in immigration law and detention policy

You will also have the opportunity to attend departmental and staff meetings, as well as 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 development associate.

PHR internships are unpaid. You may be able to arrange academic credit, and should check with your individual academic institution for requirements.

Qualifications: Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree; program of study specializing in international development/relations, public policy, law, human rights, or related field preferred but not required Demonstrated interest in and commitment to human rights, including immigrant rights Exceptional analytical, writing, and verbal communication skills Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and professionally with PHR staff and external partners Mature judgement, strong sense of integrity, and a self-starter Creativity and problem-solving skills Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through Excellent communication, strategic thinking, and interpersonal skills Cultural sensitivity and ability to maintain confidentiality Experience working with Microsoft Office and databases

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: Rachel Chapman,  Asylum Intern, Fall 2017
Contact Location:

New York   NY  10018
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  New York   NY  10018
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Contact Email: resumes@phrusa.org
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How to Apply: How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to resumes@phrusa.org. Include “Asylum Intern Fall 2017” in the subject line. Please include in your cover letter the number of weekly hours you would be able to commit to the internship.

Additional Information: Location and Hours

The asylum intern will be based in PHR’s New York City office in midtown Manhattan. This is an unpaid internship of up to 35 hours per week. The internship will last 10-12 weeks and can commence in September.

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