Employment Opportunities

RULE OF LAW INDEX FALL 2014 INTERNSHIP

Mission: The World Justice Project (WJP) is an independent, non-profit organization working to advance the rule of law for the development of communities of opportunity and equity. The WJP’s multinational, multidisciplinary efforts are dedicated to developing practical programs in support of the rule of law around the world. Our work is based on two complementary premises: the rule of law is the foundation for communities of opportunity and equity, and multidisciplinary collaboration is the most effective way to advance the rule of law.

Our work consists of three complementary and mutually reinforcing program areas: Research and Scholarship, the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index®, and mainstreaming practical on-the-ground programs to extend the rule of law. Please see our website (www.worldjusticeproject.org) for detailed descriptions of our main programs. Founded by William H. Neukom in 2006 as a presidential initiative of the American Bar Association (ABA), and with the initial support of 21 other global sponsoring organizations, The World Justice Project transitioned into an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2010. Its offices are located in Washington, DC, and Seattle, WA.  

Position: The World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index is seeking for immediate hire a full-time paid intern with French language fluency at the WJP’s office in Washington DC. This is an immediate opening, and is expect to continue through December 2014/January 2015, with the possibility for extension. Possible opportunity to earn college/graduate credit in lieu of financial compensation for current undergraduate/graduate students.

Responsibilities: As part of a small team, the Rule of Law Index intern will provide crucial support to the Rule of Law Index staff in the overall development of the WJP Rule of Law Index 2015 report. The intern will assist in administering the 2014 Index questionnaires to legal experts in 100 countries around the globe, and assist in data collection for the Index 2015 report to be published early next year. The main responsibilities of this internship include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research in French and English to identify potential practitioner and academic legal experts to participate in the expert survey;
  • Provide support for administration of the upcoming QRQ Index survey study, including outreach in French to potential questionnaire respondents to increase response rates, cataloging completed questionnaires for data analysis, and facilitating external communications with contributing legal experts;
  • Assist with preparations for meeting and presentations, including producing drafts of power point presentations and handouts, and preparing and assembling outreach materials for external distribution;
  • Conduct research as needed for long-term projects; provide general administrative support, including organizational work in Microsoft Excel and Word; internet research; editing and proofreading documents in English and French; assisting with Index calendar management and logistics for travel and meetings; mass mailings; and other office and logistical support duties.

Intern Qualifications: This internship is open to undergraduates and graduate students with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, as well as recent graduates with excellent attention to detail and superior research skills. The Rule of Law Index intern will be expected to conduct outreach and research in French as needed, so professional fluency in English and French is required. The ideal candidate will have completed coursework in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or pre-law.

Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated individuals with a strong academic track record and an enthusiastic interest in the rule of law. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to communicate in a professional manner both in writing and over the phone in French and English. The successful candidate will possess the ability to work independently as well as in group settings, the ability to manage his or her own workload, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work under deadline pressure, as well as the following skills and qualifications: superior research skills, excellent attention to detail; experience with databases; strong skills in Microsoft Excel; strong writing, oral communications, and interpersonal skills. Candidates should also be committed to the WJP’s mission and principles (www.worldjusticeproject.org).

How to Apply: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Please email a cover letter, resume, a writing sample not exceeding 5 pages, and reference information (1-3 reference contact information, past supervisors and employers preferred) to ruleoflawindex@wjpnet.org with subject line “LAST NAME FIRST NAME ROL INDEX FALL 2014 INTERNSHIP”. Please send all application documents at once, preferably in PDF format. This position will remain open until filled, but we are looking to hire as quickly as possible. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.

 

RULE OF LAW INDEX FALL 2014 INTERNSHIP-GPP

Position: The World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index is seeking a full-time paid intern at the WJP’s office in Washington DC for the fall 2014, beginning in September 2014 through December 2014. Possible opportunity to earn college/graduate credit in lieu of financial compensation for current undergraduate/graduate students.

Responsibilities: The intern will assist with household survey data collection and analysis in 50 countries for the upcoming 2015 Index report. The main responsibilities of this internship include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluating and contracting survey organizations to conduct in-country fieldwork around the world.
  • Overseeing and directing fieldwork conducted by survey organizations.
  • Cleaning and merging datasets in Stata.
  • Analyzing survey data for the 2015 Index report.
  • Assisting with data, report, and presentation preparation for Index director.
  • Providing general administrative, office and logistical support.

Intern Qualifications: This internship is open to undergraduates and graduate students with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, as well as recent graduates with excellent attention to detail and superior research skills. International experience and foreign language skills are preferred. The ideal candidate will have completed coursework in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or pre-law. Applicants should have experience working with Stata statistical software.

Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated individuals with a strong academic track record and an enthusiastic interest in the rule of law. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications: superior research skills, sound analytical skills, and excellent attention to detail; the ability to manage large databases; strong skills in Microsoft Excel and Stata; strong writing, oral communications, and interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate in a professional manner both in writing and over the phone; experience working in a fast-paced environment; the ability to work independently as well as in group settings, the ability to manage his or her own workload, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work under deadline pressure. Candidates should also be committed to the WJP’s mission and principles (www.worldjusticeproject.org).

How to Apply: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Please email a cover letter, resume, a writing sample not exceeding 5 pages, and reference information (1-3 reference contact information, past supervisors and employers preferred) to ruleoflawindex@wjpnet.org with subject line “LAST NAME FIRST NAME ROL INDEX FALL 2014 INTERNSHIP - GPP”. Please send all application documents at once. This position will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.

Mission: Founded in 2006, the World Justice Project is a multinational, multidisciplinary project to strengthen the rule of law for the development of communities of opportunity and equity. The Project includes several complementary and mutually reinforcing program areas: Programs & Events; the Rule of Law Index; and Research & Scholarship.

The World Justice Project is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation.  Its offices are located at 1025 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC and 1411 Fourth Avenue, Suite 920, Seattle, WA. 

 

EVENT INTERNSHIP

Position: The successful candidate will provide crucial event-related support to Project staff, focusing specifically on planning for the World Justice Forum V in July 2015 in London (UK). The World Justice Forum is the largest international event hosted by the World Justice Project. It is a global gathering at which prominent leaders from all parts of the world and a variety of disciplines come together to articulate how the rule of law affects their disciplines and regions and to develop collaborative actions to strengthen the rule of law.

This is a 30 hour per week paid position, reporting directly to the Program Associate for Events and Network.  The position is expected to start mid-January 2015 and continue through the end of July 2015. The position will be located at our office in Washington, DC, and in London a week prior to and during the conference (July 6-9, 2015). The intern will also work with the other part of the team based in Seattle, WA on a daily basis via Skype and emails.

 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide general administrative support for Forum logistical preparations including but not limited to registration and accommodations tracking support; visa matters for speakers and participants
  • Provide administrative support for adjunct meetings and side events – including venue coordination, invitation and registration support, and briefing material and agenda research
  • Assist with the management of the  Forum email inbox and significant daily communications with participants regarding basic questions about the Forum
  • Assist with research of potential general and keynote speakers as well as general participants
  • Assist with drafting, formatting and sending mass emails including invitations and thank you letters
  • Support the production of collateral materials, such as the Rule of Law Award, conference bags, Convention Bureau goodies
  • Serve as on-site Event Assistant, supporting Chief Engagement Officer and Program Associate in advance on-site preparation and throughout the event week, including on-site close-out tasks

 

Qualifications: Candidates should be committed to the WJP’s mission and principles (www.worldjusticeproject.org). The ideal candidate will have some experience in event production and a basic understanding of the elements of a multi-day, global professional event, with a strong desire to be educated in large event execution. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:

  • Academic major in Communications, Events/ Hospitality, or another relevant field;
  • Previous experience in Event Planning, ideally for domestic and/or international conferences;
  • Superior writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, with exceptional attention to detail;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and successfully manage multiple deadlines and competing demands;
  • Ability to travel for on-site coordination of conference July 1-12, 2015;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel);
  • Knowledge of Cvent Website Platform and/ or Salesforce CRM is a plus;
  • Foreign language skills area plus (especially written);
  • Understanding and appreciation of the rule of law.

 

How to Apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter to forum@worldjusticeproject.org. Please put “Application for DC Event Intern” in the subject line.

 

COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

Position: The successful candidate will provide support to WJP communications-related media research, database management, and writing tasks, as well as other communications tasks related to the day to day affairs of the WJP. This is a 20-30 hour per week paid position supervised by the Director of Communications.

The position will be based in the Seattle office of the WJP, and is expected to start in August and continue through December 2014, with the possibility of continuation at that time (depending on funding considerations and other factors). 
 

Responsibilities:

  • Tracking and analyzing international news coverage to identify and summarize rule of law-related reporting trends and WJP-specific media hits;
  • Conducting issue- and audience-related research and analysis;
  • Developing and maintaining a database of international media outlets and contacts, with specific outreach/contact development as needed;
  • Assisting in the drafting, proofreading, and design of communications materials, such as press releases, FAQs, talking points, presentations, and other internal and external pieces;
  • Assisting in the maintenance and updating of the World Justice Project website as well as printed collateral materials.
  • Contribute to the development of creative concepts and strategies to WJP online and traditional media communications initiatives, and help implement as needed.

Qualifications: This internship is open to undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates, with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Candidates should be highly interested in—and committed to—WJP’s mission and principles. Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated individuals with the ability to work independently as well as in group settings, manage their own workload, and be able to prioritize tasks and work under deadline pressure. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree or currently pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree;
  • Superior research skills, including online and offline data collection and summarization;
  • Excellent writing/proofreading skills and attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel), with preference given to those with proven ability to work in large databases;
  • Interest and knowledge of international issues in regards to anti-corruption, governance and accountability, human rights, safety and security, access to justice, and transparency/freedom of information desirable;
  • International experience and/or understanding of media/news landscape a plus;
  • Foreign language ability a plus.

How to Apply: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Please send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to jobs@wjpnet.org.  Please put “Application for Communications Internship” in the subject line. This internship will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.