Women's Human Rights Internship

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 treaty bodies. 

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Monitoring hearings relating to domestic violence and sexual assault in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington County courts.
  • Data entry and analysis of court hearing data.
  • Researching international human rights instruments and country laws on violence against women.
  • Assisting staff with maintaining current information on www.stopvaw.org.
  • Supporting staff in preparation for human rights monitoring missions.
  • Providing research and support for numerous reports.
     

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
     

Required skills:

  • Basic Microsoft Office 365 proficiency
  • Knowledge of citations

Questions? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question is not answered in there, you can email internships@advrights.org.