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Job Title: Arabic-Speaking Investigations 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: 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: 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

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 11/7/2017
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Contact Name: Rachel Chapman,  Arabic-Speaking Investigations Intern, Fall 2017
Contact Location:

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 “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.

Additional Information: 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.

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