Human Rights Watch invites applications for 2012-2013 Fellowships in International Human Rights

Human Rights Watch is an organization working to support and protect human rights across the world. Human Rights Watch monitors the status of human rights in different countries and reports the incidents of human rights violations after much in-depth investigations. The organisation is known for its innovative human rights advocacy campaigns in different parts of the world. It has also got much success in the past in getting changed the human rights-related policies of many governments and international institutions.

Human Rights Watch is now seeking applications from recent graduates of law schools or graduates in journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines for award of 2012-2013 fellowships in International Human Rights.

Unrestricted Fellowships

–        Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship – This fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered.

–        Arthur Koenig Fellowship – This fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level or above) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered.

Restricted Fellowships

–        NYU School of Law Fellowship at HRW – This fellowship is open to 2012 J.D. graduates of New York University School of Law only.

–        Leonard H. Sandler Fellowship – This fellowship is open to recent J.D. graduates of Columbia Law School only.

Job Description

Fellows work full-time for one year with Human Rights Watch typically in New York or Washington, D.C., or in some instances in another location. Fellows monitor human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site investigations, draft reports on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy and media outreach aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations.

Qualifications

Applicants must demonstrate a strong background in international human rights and be committed to building a career in human rights. Research experience, including experience conducting interviews, ideally in the context of human rights research, is required. Field experience in human rights is strongly desirable. Applicants must have exceptional analytic skills and excellent oral and written communications skills in English. Proficiency in one language in addition to English is strongly desired as is familiarity with countries or regions where serious human rights violations occur.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for 2011-2012 fellows is US$55,000, plus excellent employer-paid benefits. The salary for 2012-2013 is currently under review and may be increased.

Applicants must be available for interviews in New York from late November to mid-December 2011.

Fellowships begin in September 2012.

Last date for submitting the applications is October 6, 2011

For more information and details, you can visit this link.

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  1. MY REASONS:
    One of my Objectives: It is to obtain a job on Humanitarian Topics and to Capitalize my habilities and Education in “Human Rights Watch”, and I I made a Master in International Human Rights Protection in Alcala´s University, in Spain. I consider myself fit for this job cause of all my experience for more than five years had been with my active participation in civil society named “Sociedad de Apoyo a Víctimas del Delito” in Mexico City. The knowledge I have gained of victims treatment and Women’s organizations linking and networking to joint this and contact multilateral agencies in europe for victims and with latinoamerican and european reporting on Programmes Related to International Protection of human rights of women´s victims of violence and coupled with my program of studies about international litigation strategies and the judgments on international practices in the defense of human rights for women an and children.
    For that years during my practice I have given legal assitances and defense by protecting battered women and victims of family from violence and Crimes against them. Today I am working and developing a new program based on human rights for women and linking governmental agencies equality as the national human rights commission in Mexico. All this has given me the necessary preparation to work with UN women procedures, particularly in relation for the development and for working plans.
    _________________________________________________________________________MY REASONS:
    One of my Objectives: I consider myself fit for this job cause of all my experience for more than five years had been with my active participation in civil society named “Sociedad de Apoyo a Víctimas del Delito” in Mexico City. Linking organizations and networking and contact multilateral agencies for victims and with latinoamerican and european reporting on Programmes Related to International Protection of human rights for women´s victims of violence and coupled with my program of studies about international litigation strategies and the judgments on international practices in the defense of human rights for women an and children. I have given legal assitances and defense by protecting battered women and victims of family from violence and Crimes against them. I am working still on developing a new program for women and linking governmental agencies equality as the national human rights commission in Mexico.

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