Jul 19, 2018Intern
Application Period Fall Term During application periods we will accept applications and interview on a rolling basis.No recruiters please. No phone calls please. Only Finalists will be contacted. Current Internship Opportunities Conflict and Fragile States Policy Intern About Global Witness For nearly 25 years, Global Witness has run pioneering campaigns against natural resource-related conflict and corruption and associated environmental and human rights abuses. From Cambodia to Congo, Sierra Leone to Angola, we have exposed the brutality and injustice that results from the fight to access and control natural resource wealth, and have sought to bring the perpetrators of this corruption and conflict to book. Global Witness is headquartered in London and has a U.S. Office in Washington, DC. The U.S. Office’s research and advocacy efforts include the following issues: tackling conflict minerals, combating corruption in the oil, gas and mining sector, addressing illicit financial flows, and combating illegal logging and unsustainable forest use. About the Internship Each semester – Spring, Summer, and Fall, GW seeks to provide internship opportunities for those seeking to gain experience in the anti-corruption, human rights, and efforts to tackle environmental abuse. The selected candidate will work directly with the Communications team here in our Washington D.C. office and assist in communications and media research relating to anti-corruption policy and investigations into potential corruption and money laundering, human rights and environmental abuses. Global Witness’ U.S. office is currently seeking an intern to start in mid-September for up to three months. This internship is geared towards graduate students with a significant background in international relations, and research on natural resource governance, development, and conflict issues. Particular preference will be given to applicants with policy and advocacy experience. This internship will focus on Myanmar/Burma related US policy advocacy on the natural resource sector and provide support as needed on other policy areas related to Global Witness’ US policy priorities around natural resource governance and anti-corruption. Washington-based interns interact with Global Witness’ international staff and may have the opportunity for in-depth research in areas of personal interest, in addition to a broad exposure to the DC policy community. Responsibilities may include: Policy analysis: reviewing and preparing analysis of existing and proposed legislation or regulations related to extractive industries, natural resource governance and anti-money laundering, with a focus on Myanmar/Burma related policy; Information sharing: attend and report back from relevant Washington events and symposia, including Congressional hearings, policy dialogues, World Bank and IMF events and identify relevance for ongoing campaigns; Research: conduct and support sector-related research, including for topics that may include oil, gas, mining, and forest industry publications/briefings related to our work. Conducting in-depth research on a particular issue or for a specific GW report. Requirements: Must be a current student or recent graduate, with coursework or commensurate experience in international relations, human rights, communications, and/or public policy. Strong interest in anti-corruption, natural resource governance, international development, human rights or environmental issues Experience in policy analysis and advocacy related to natural resource governance and anti-corruption desired. Tracking Congressional policy and developments (e.g. congressional calendars, legislation, hearings, committee assignments), and media coverage desired. Specific U.S. Congressional or other office experience and language skills are a plus, but not a necessity. Eligible to work in the U.S. To be classified as an intern an individual must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate academic institution. (Minimum requirement is a letter of support and documentation is required only after an internship is offered.) An individual who is not enrolled as a student may apply for an internship, but will be classified as a skilled volunteer, not as an intern. To apply: Please submit your resume and a cover letter using the following naming conventions; CoverLetter_ FirstName Last Name and Resume_ FirstName LastName and save the documents as pdf files. If available, please provide links to your website, blog, twitter handle or portfolio. Email all information noted above to: US Recruitment@globalwitness.org, directed to Keisha Wiggan. In your cover letter, please specify dates and times of availability, where you learned about the internship and how you feel this internship will benefit your career aspirations. Please put “GW Find the Facts Intern/Myanmar” in the subject line of your email. Please note: As we are a small team, we are not able to directly respond to each inquiry. We will reach out directly to those candidates that we select to move forward in the interview process. Application Periods: We will accept applications and interview on a rolling basis.No recruiters please. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Global Witness will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Global Witness (GW) is an equal opportunity employer. It is GW’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for professional advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, or disability.