The intern will focus on writing, editing and research. The intern will gain a deeper understanding of religious and civil rights issues faced by citizens and non-citizens of Israel alike, as well as the chance to to learn first-hand about the structure of Israeli government. Duties will include graphic design, social media management.
The mission of the Jerusalem Institute of Justice is to combat injustice, defend the powerless, and pursue truth in diplomacy worldwide. They use rule of law, research, and education to advocate for human rights in the Middle East. Projects include human trafficking, lone soldiers, Palestinian human rights and litigation.
Interest in human rights, international law and/or social justice
Other required skills: basic graphic design skills, experience in social media, high level English writing skills.
The research intern will be assigned to one of the country-represented research desks. The internship will primarily entail research and analysis. The intern will participate in short- and mid-length research projects, performing tasks such as: collecting and analyzing information, preparing short research papers, and working with his or her mentor to organize the findings into full reports to be published on the website. At times the intern may be asked to prepare correspondences with government officials, Powerpoint presentations, and briefings.
NGO Monitor deals with one of the central political issues facing Israel: how human rights rhetoric, in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict, is exploited to demonize and delegitimize Israel. Our work focuses on combatting BDS and "lawfare," and informing diplomats, donors, and the public of the challenges raised by these phenomena. NGO Monitor generates and distributes critical analysis and reports on the output of the international NGO community.
Preference for academic background in political science, international relations, law, or human rights; demonstrated strong interest in and awareness of the Arab-Israeli conflict; strong research and writing skills.