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Job Title: Arabic-Speaking Investigations Intern, Summer 2018
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Organization: Physicians for Human Rights
Posted: 2/8/2018
Type: Internship
Number of Openings: 1
Location: New York,     
Position Description: The Arabic-speaking investigations intern is the perfect role for a budding human rights activist interested in hands-on nonprofit programmatic experience. This opportunity allows the intern to develop research, language, and analytical skills on topical and important human rights issues through PHR’s hands-on work.

The intern works closely with PHR’s research and investigations team to help monitor and document daily developments in and violations of medical neutrality in Syria and Yemen. PHR utilizes this documentation to inform the media, motivate governments and the UN to denounce such violations of international law, and reinforce that attacks on medical workers, hospitals, and health care infrastructure must stop.

The Arabic-speaking intern will attend regular learning and social events with other PHR interns and staff to round out his/her learning experience and complement PHR-provided career mentoring.

PHR internships are unpaid. Candidates may be able to arrange academic credit, and should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.


Projects and tasks you may work on include: •Contribute to PHR’s online interactive map that tracks the deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on medical workers and health facilities in Syria •Monitor daily developments and violations of medical neutrality in Syria and Yemen. •Conduct, analyze, and organize open-source research on attacks against health care in Syria and Yemen. •Analyze video and other media and extract relevant data. •Provide translations of articles and videos from Arabic to English.

Qualifications: •Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program in a related field •Professional working proficiency (written and verbal) in MSA and Levantine or Yemeni dialect required •Demonstrated interest in and commitment to human rights •Exceptional analytical, writing, and verbal communication skills •Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and professionally •Mature judgement, strong sense of integrity, ability to maintain confidentiality and to be a self-starter •Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through •Willingness to work with graphic visual and written content

Organization Description: For nearly 30 years, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used science and medicine to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations.

A Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate, PHR is a global organization founded on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to stop human rights violations. PHR’s investigations and expertise are used to advocate for the protection of persecuted health workers and medical facilities under attack, prevent torture, document mass atrocities, and hold those who violate human rights accountable.

Closing Date: 5/8/2018
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Contact Name: Linnea VanPilsum-Bloom,  Arabic-Speaking Investigations Intern, Summer 2018
Contact Location:

New York   NY  10018
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  New York   NY  10018
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How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to Include “Arabic-Speaking Research and Investigations Intern Summer 2018” in the subject line. Please include in your cover letter the number of weekly hours you would be able to commit to the internship.

Additional Information: •The investigations intern will be based in PHR’s New York City office in midtown Manhattan. • This unpaid internship may be either full- time or part-time, commencing in June with at least a 10-week commitment

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