HHI Internship Program

HHI Internship Program

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is currently seeking several interns. Details can be found before. 

If you are interested in applying, please email your cover letter and resume to hhiInternships@gmail.com.

Please send any questions to hhiInternships@gmail.com.


Research Intern / Topol Family Student Fellow

Position Type: Stipend Available / Course Credit Available / Graduate or Undergraduate Student
Period: Fall Semester 2017
Weekly Commitment: 10+ hours / week
Program: Peace and Human Rights Data

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and one unedited writing sample to: hhiInternships@gmail.com

Description:

HHI is seeking an intern to work with the program on Peace and Human Rights Data to support projects that assess attitudes toward security, peacebuilding, and accountability in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, and among Iraqi refugees in Europe. The selected student will be designated the Topol Family Student Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

The intern will contribute to the projects through:

  • Conducting reviews of relevant academic literature and grey literature;
  • Conducting general background research on the conflicts in CAR, DRC and Iraq and producing background papers on specific issues such as peacebuilding, social cohesion or accountability, through review of public records, media, and NGO reports.
  • Other research support as requested.

Preffered Skills

  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Experience conducting background and literature reviews;
  • Familiarity with human rights, post-conflict justice or peacebuilding issues. 

Human Rights Accountability Index Intern / Topol Family Student Fellow

Position Type: Stipend Available / Class Credit Available / Undergraduate Student Only / Eligible for IQSS Undergraduate Research Scholars and SEO Faculty Aide Funding
Period: Fall Semester 2017
Weekly Commitment: 10+ hours / week
Program: Peace and Human Rights Data Program, Transitional Justice Program

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and one unedited writing sample to: hhiinternships@gmail.com

Description:

HHI is seeking an intern to work with the programs on Peace and Human Rights Data and Transitional Justice to support the development of the Human Rights Accountability (HRA) Index. The selected student will be designated the Topol Family Student Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

The interns will contribute to the development of the Index through:

  • Updating a literature review on the development of indices and measures of human rights, and related topics;
  • Producing documents and other preparations for a seminar in October 2017 on the Index’s development;
  • Contributing to identifying potential data sources for the Index;
  • Other research support as requested.

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Experience conducting background and literature reviews;
  • Familiarity with quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research;
  • Experience coding qualitative data;
  • Experience in quantitative data analysis;
  • Familiarity with human rights or post-conflict justice issues. 

If you are interested in applying, please email your cover letter and resume to hhiInternships@gmail.com.

Please send any questions to hhiInternships@gmail.com.