Women's Human Rights Internship
Please note that internship applications must be submitted through the form on our website.
Location: Remote or hybrid (in-person and remote)
We welcome all students and recent graduates, and especially encourage graduate and law school students, to gain a deeper understanding of gender-based violence issues domestically and internationally. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about both the Minnesota legal system and the UN human rights mechanisms.
Primary duties and responsibilities
Researching international human rights instruments and country laws on violence against women.
Assisting staff with maintaining current information on www.stopvaw.org.
Providing research and support for numerous reports, especially longer-term research on the far-right movement, anti-sex trafficking, domestic violence, and other forms of violence against women.
Monitoring hearings relating to domestic violence and sexual assault in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington County courts.
Data entry and analysis of court hearing data.
Supporting staff in preparation for trainings and other missions.
Basic Microsoft Office 365 proficiency
Knowledge of citations
Experience and qualifications
Organized, detail-orientated, and able to meet deadlines
Strong legal research skills
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Sensitivity to diverse cultures
Fluency in English
Strong English writing skills
Proficiency in a second language is a plus