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Death Penalty Project Internships

The Advocates for Human Rights opposes the use of the death penalty worldwide. We focus on education and advocacy toward abolition and a moratorium on the death penalty. The Advocates is a member of and serves on the Steering Committee of the World Coalition against the Death Penalty, an international coalition of more than 130 organizations worldwide.  The Advocates chairs the working group on World Day against the Death Penalty, an annual event on October 10 when advocates around the world rally in opposition of the death penalty. 

Intern duties:

  • Conduct research on issues related to death penalty themes, including race, arbitrariness, cruel and unusual punishment, innocence, and others
  • Assist in researching and developing materials, including fact sheets, charts, and other visuals, for this year's World Day against the Death Penalty
  • Assist with developing educational and advocacy materials on death penalty issues
  • Assist with administrative tasks 
  • Miscellaneous tasks as they arise or as a specific interest develops


Desired qualifications/experience/interests:

  • Required: Ability to work independently and be resourceful in finding information 
  • Required: Ability to quickly and independently learn  new skills and tasks
  • Required: Strong research, organizational and writing skills 
  • Skills with creating charts, graphs, and other visuals is an asset
  • Research experience and the ability to analyze data
  • Interest in human rights and death penalty abolition


Time commitment: For spring internships: 8-12 hours per week

Deadline for Spring 2014 internship: January 1, 2014


For more information about the Death Penalty Project, click here.