Employment Opportunities

Current Opportunities:

Communications Intern
Finance and Administrative Assistant
Graphic Designer
Rule of Law Index Summer 2016 Internships
Rule of Law Index – Program Assistant (June 2016 Vacancy)
Rule of Law Index Administrative Internship (Paid)
Engagement Internship

 

Communications Intern

Mission: The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law around the world. Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices large and small. It is the foundation for communities of peace, opportunity, and equity underpinning development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights.The World Justice Project engages citizens and leaders from across the globe and from multiple work disciplines to advance the rule of law. Through Research and Scholarship, the WJP Rule of Law Index, and Engagement, WJP seeks to increase public awareness about the foundational importance of the rule of law, stimulate policy reforms, and develop practical, on-the-ground programs that enhance and extend the rule of law. 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 strategic partners, the World Justice Project transitioned into an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009. Its offices are located in Washington, DC, and Seattle, WA, USA.

Position: The successful candidate will provide crucial support to WJP communications-related research and database tasks, as well as miscellaneous 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 run July through December 2016.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the drafting of communications materials, such as press releases, FAQs, talking points and opinion pieces;
  • Conducting other issue- and audience-related research and analysis as needed;
  • Developing and maintaining a database of international media outlets and contacts and helping to build and cultivate relationships with key media players, journalists and broadcasters;
  • Tracking the latest international news coverage to identify and summarize rule of law-related media coverage;
  • Collaborating with and supporting senior staff in identifying and generating regular, high-quality media and communication opportunities and sourcing requisite stories;

  • Assisting in the maintenance and updating of the World Justice Project website;

  • Assist with managing social media activity and campaigns.

Qualifications: This internship is open to undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates, with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Candidates should be committed to the 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 skills and attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel), with preference given to those with proven ability to work in large databases;
  • International experience and understanding of rule of law issues a plus;
  • Work experience in the setting of a legal, non-profit, government, or international institution would be preferred but is not necessary;
  • Foreign language ability (especially in non-Western languages) desirable.

How to Apply: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – Communications Internship". Please send all application documents at once, preferably in PDF format. 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.

 

Finance and Administrative Assistant

Mission: The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law around the world. Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices large and small. It is the foundation for communities of peace, opportunity, and equity—underpinning development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights.

The World Justice Project engages citizens and leaders from across the globe and from multiple work disciplines to advance the rule of law. Through Research and Scholarship, the WJP Rule of Law Index, and Engagement, WJP seeks to increase public awareness about the foundational importance of the rule of law, stimulate policy reforms, and develop practical, on-the-ground programs that enhance and extend the rule of law.

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 strategic partners, the World Justice Project transitioned into an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009. Its offices are located in Washington, DC, and Seattle, WA, USA.

Position: The World Justice Project’s Operations team is seeking a full-time paid employee at the WJP’s office in Washington DC.  The position reports to the Finance Manager and coordinates closely with members of the Index Team. 

 

Responsibilities: The Finance and Administrative Assistant will handle a wide range of duties.  The main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

Finance

  • Maintain the status of Mexico and related INL project invoices and contracts;
  • Process invoices, accounts receivable, accounts payable and assist with accounts reconciliation;
  • Process and track deposits;
  • Assist the finance department with grants management;
  • Provide other support to the financial manager, as needed including but not limited to filing and other office and logistical support functions.

 

Administrative

  • Track timelines and deliverables related to the INL grants;
  • Track expenses for the Index Team;
  • Track time allocations of Index staff;
  • Ensure the timely approval/signatures on project deliverables;
  • Make travel accommodations for Index staff;
  • Liaise with the Mexico office of the World Justice Project;
  • Maintain Index Team Calendar.

 

Qualifications: Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, as well as QuickBooks.  Fluent in Spanish.  Some knowledge of accounting and experience handling reporting for government contracts/grants is a plus.  Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and excellent communication skills are all essential to this position.

Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated individuals with an enthusiastic interest in accounting/finance. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:

  • Strong technical and organizational skills in addition to excellent written and verbal communication skills, in a professional environment;
  • A high level of integrity, accuracy, dependability, enthusiasm, and confidentiality;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint);
  • Proficient in Quickbooks;
  • Fluent in Spanish;
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without Visa sponsorship.

 

Skills and Experience:

  • 1-3 years of experience and/or training in creative environment;
  • Graphic design experience, including data design and visualization, website design and production, and document and presentation layout;
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premier); Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); website content management (Drupal a plus) and basic HTML coding;
  • Print production experience, including color management and font management;
  • Digital production experience, including graphics/photo optimization and responsive design best practices;

 

How to Apply: The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Please email a cover letter, resume, and reference information (1-3 reference contact information, past supervisors and employers preferred) to jobs@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – Finance and Administrative Assistant”. Please send all application documents at once, preferably in PDF format. 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.

 

Graphic Designer

Mission: The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law around the world. Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices large and small. It is the foundation for communities of peace, opportunity, and equity—underpinning development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights.

The World Justice Project engages citizens and leaders from across the globe and from multiple work disciplines to advance the rule of law. Through Research and Scholarship, the WJP Rule of Law Index, and Engagement, WJP seeks to increase public awareness about the foundational importance of the rule of law, stimulate policy reforms, and develop practical, on-the-ground programs that enhance and extend the rule of law.

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 strategic partners, the World Justice Project transitioned into an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009. Its offices are located in Washington, DC, and Seattle, WA, USA.

Position: With content direction from WJP staff, the Graphic Designer designs and coordinates the production of the annual WJP Rule of Law Index report series, website, and online data visualizations, as well as other publications, presentations and graphics, handouts, web pages, and related content. Duties include interpreting and synthesizing original data in order to distill findings into creative and professional data visualizations and infographics. The ideal applicant will have demonstrated experience and skill in document and text layout, web design and development, and translating complex issues into compelling data visualizations and written summaries. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Chief Research Officer and the Director of Communications, and in collaboration with internal teams, design and lead production of the WJP Rule of Law Index annual printed report series and interactive website as well as other related reports, presentations, and creative digital and print content;
  • Draft and design high-quality data visualizations, infographics, and text summaries, incorporating team feedback, to be used in WJP publications, on WJP website & social media, and for external media;
  • Design/update WJP print collateral and digital content/graphics (using CMS backend) as needed;
  • Coordinate and assist in managing external production, including work with developers, printing presses, and/or other creative service providers;
  • Other duties as needed.

 

Skills and Experience:

  • 1-3 years of experience and/or training in creative environment;
  • Graphic design experience, including data design and visualization, website design and production, and document and presentation layout;
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premier); Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); website content management (Drupal a plus) and basic HTML coding;
  • Print production experience, including color management and font management;
  • Digital production experience, including graphics/photo optimization and responsive design best practices;
  • Experience with photo editing and optimization for print and web;
  • Video editing/production and motion graphics skills a plus;
  • Ability to prioritize workload and daily assignments efficiently; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; follow through on issues in a timely manner, and to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to interact with staff at all levels and work in a team-oriented environment, as well as ability to be flexible and work independently with little supervision;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently; and ability to give and receive feedback;
  • Proficiency and interest in developing new skills and learning new subject matter quickly;
  • Excellent oral communication skills; excellent writing skills; strong decision making ability; and strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to travel (occasionally);
  • Excellent academic record

 

Essential Qualities:

  • Encourages and practices critical thinking;
  • Is self-reflective and empathic;
  • Recognizes the influence of workplace relationships on outcomes and results;
  • Maintains a respectful and accepting approach to others;
  • Awareness of the influence of the larger context on individual behavior;
  • Collaboratively and creatively supports the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization.

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in graphic design, communications, or related field, or equivalent experience.

 

Location:

Washington D.C. or Seattle, WA

 

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 jobs@worldjusticeproject.org< with subject line “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – Graphic Designer Application”. 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.

 

Rule of Law Index Summer 2016 Internships

Mission: The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law around the world. Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices large and small. It is the foundation for communities of peace, opportunity, and equity—underpinning development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights.

The World Justice Project engages citizens and leaders from across the globe and from multiple work disciplines to advance the rule of law. Through Research and Scholarship, the WJP Rule of Law Index, and Engagement, WJP seeks to increase public awareness about the foundational importance of the rule of law, stimulate policy reforms, and develop practical, on-the-ground programs that enhance and extend the rule of law.

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 strategic partners, the World Justice Project transitioned into an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009. Its offices are located in Washington, DC, and Seattle, WA, USA.

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 summer of 2016. 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 2016 Index report. The main responsibilities of this internship include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing and directing fieldwork conducted by survey organizations around the world;
  • Cleaning and merging datasets in Stata;
  • Analyzing survey data for the 2016 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@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME GPP SUMMER 2016 INTERNSHIP”. 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.

 

Rule of Law Index – Program Assistant (June 2016 Vacancy)

Mission: The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law around the world. Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices large and small. It is the foundation for communities of peace, opportunity, and equity—underpinning development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights.

The World Justice Project engages citizens and leaders from across the globe and from multiple work disciplines to advance the rule of law. Through Research and Scholarship, the WJP Rule of Law Index, and Engagement, WJP seeks to increase public awareness about the foundational importance of the rule of law, stimulate policy reforms, and develop practical, on-the-ground programs that enhance and extend the rule of law.

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 strategic partners, the World Justice Project transitioned into an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009. Its offices are located in Washington, DC, and Seattle, WA, USA.

Position: The World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index is seeking a full-time Program Assistant at the WJP’s office in Washington DC. to begin in June of 2016

Responsibilities: The Program Assistant will report directly to the Chief Research Officer to provide crucial support for the Rule of Law Index team. The Program Assistant will assist with research, data analysis, and other long-term projects on the status of the rule of law in different countries as well as on the mechanisms by which the rule of law operates and affects economic and political life. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the management of the primary data collection process for the General Population Poll (GPP) dataset in over 102 countries;
  • Contribute to the research, writing, and design of the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index annual report series and other WJP publications;
  • Evaluate and contract survey organizations to conduct in-country fieldwork around the world;
  • Overseeing and directing fieldwork conducted by survey organizations;
  • Assist with the preparation of materials, reports, and presentations for the Index team;
  • Provide general programmatic support, including research, editing and proofreading documents, assisting with Index calendar management, and logistics for travel and meetings

Qualifications: This position is open to graduates (B.A. or M.A.) with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, 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 have at least one year of relevant experience, and 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@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – JUNE Program Assistant Application”. 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.

 

Rule of Law Index Administrative Internship (Paid)

Mission: The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law around the world. Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices large and small. It is the foundation for communities of peace, opportunity, and equity—underpinning development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights.

The World Justice Project engages citizens and leaders from across the globe and from multiple work disciplines to advance the rule of law. Through Research and Scholarship, the WJP Rule of Law Index, and Engagement, WJP seeks to increase public awareness about the foundational importance of the rule of law, stimulate policy reforms, and develop practical, on-the-ground programs that enhance and extend the rule of law.

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 strategic partners, the World Justice Project transitioned into an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009. Its offices are located in Washington, DC, and Seattle, WA, USA.

Position: The World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index is seeking several full-time paid interns at the WJP’s office in Washington DC for the spring of 2016, beginning as soon as possible for a minimum of three months. Possible opportunity to earn college/graduate credit in lieu of financial compensation for current undergraduate/graduate students.

The Rule of Law Index Admin Intern reports directly to and works closely with the Program Manager, and will also be working closely with the Executive Director and the Chief Research Officer. This internship requires some project management skills and working on various projects simultaneously. The Intern will assist in moving forward the agendas of the executive and Rule of Law Index teams by providing administrative and project support. He/she will support correspondence between WJP’s executive and Index teams and external partner and donor contacts, and ensure that administrative processes operate smoothly. Specific responsibilities may include researching travel options; booking and creating trip itineraries; drafting correspondence and preparing background research and briefings; logistical assistance during and after WJP trips and/or speaking engagements, such as tracking expenses and updating contacts. In addition to coordinating travel, the Rule of Law Index Admin Intern will assist with other WJP programmatic activities as needed. The intern will also support the Executive Direct and Chief Research Officer in cultivating and maintaining important relationships and in promoting the mission and work of the organization by assisting them with all aspects of their Index presentations and speaking engagements/helping them prepare for external speaking engagements to present WJP projects.

This is a fast-paced environment and the Rule of Law Index Admin Intern will be expected to work quickly and efficiently. This position will allow the intern to refine project management, administrative, and communications skills that are vital for jobs in the administrative sector. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Provide administrative, logistical, and research support as directed by the Program Manager in order to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the Executive Director, Chief Research Officer, and the Index team;
  • Organize internal tracking procedures and protocols to ensure tasks and projects are executed smoothly;
  • Proofread and edit official correspondence and outreach materials;
  • Calendar management for the Index team, including scheduling meetings and coordinating logistics;
  • Assist with preparations for WJP Index presentations and external meetings, including conducting research and summarizing key information in briefings for the Executive Director and Chief Research Officer; producing drafts of power point presentations and handouts; and preparing and assembling outreach materials and mass mailings;
  • Coordinate travel logistics for the Executive Director and Chief Research Officer to ensure their effectiveness is maximized and carried out smoothly, including: coordinating and booking travel; preparing trip agendas; scheduling meetings; researching travel visa requirements, and preparing relevant visa applications as needed;
  • Support financial operations of the executive and Rule of Law Index teams by tracking expenses and preparing draft expense reports; and maintaining quality records of expenditures for the Executive Director and Chief Research Officer’s travels, as well as various expenses for the Rule of Law Index team;
  • Add and update contacts in WJP’s CRM and maintain a database of contacts for the Executive Director;
  • Conduct research as needed for long-term projects related to the Rule of Law Index, as needed;
  • Provide general administrative support and other office and logistical support duties as needed.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

 

  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Superior oral communication and interpersonal skills, especially a demonstrated ability to communicate in a professional manner with senior level professionals both in writing and over the phone;
  • Excellent project management skills, especially the ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and to prioritize competing tasks under tight deadlines;
  • Able to work independently and at times with minimal supervision, anticipate and initiate projects and tasks without being asked, but also comfortable with asking for direction when needed;
  • Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with others, and demonstrated reliability;
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic, and a demonstrated dedication to producing high quality work;
  • Flexibility to respond to shifting schedules and projects;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software and web-based research tools;
  • Understanding and appreciation of rule of law and good governance in international development a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Qualities

  • Encourages and practices critical thinking;
  • Is self-reflective and empathic;
  • Recognizes the influence of workplace relationships on outcomes and results;
  • Maintains a respectful and accepting approach to others;
  • Awareness of the influence of the larger context on individual behavior;
  • Collaboratively and creatively supports the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience.

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@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line “LAST NAME FIRST NAME ROL INDEX ADMIN INTERNSHIP 2016”. Please send all application documents at once, preferably in PDF format. 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.

 

Engagement Internship

Mission: The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law around the world. Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices large and small. It is the foundation for communities of peace, opportunity, and equity—underpinning development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights.

The World Justice Project engages citizens and leaders from across the globe and from multiple work disciplines to advance the rule of law. Through Research and Scholarship, the WJP Rule of Law Index, and Engagement, WJP seeks to increase public awareness about the foundational importance of the rule of law, stimulate policy reforms, and develop practical, on-the-ground programs that enhance and extend the rule of law.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

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 strategic partners, the World Justice Project transitioned into an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009. Its offices are located in Washington, DC, and Seattle, WA, USA.

WJP’s Engagement team is seeking an intern to be based at WJP’s office in Washington DC, beginning in April/May, for a minimum of three months. This is a 20-30 hour per week position, supervised by the Chief Engagement Officer.

The position will be focused on research to enhance the organization’s global network of rule of law organizations and practitioners. This research will significantly contribute to WJP’s social media platforms, serving regular citizens around the world searching online for rule of law resources in their communities. The geographical focus areas for research through this position are Sub-Saharan Africa; Latin America; and South Asia.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Research and identify key change agents (organizations and individuals) from within WJP’s global network and through new research and outreach, and enter new contacts into WJP database (65%);
  • Prioritize and organize research outputs for placement within WJP’s social media platforms (15%);
  • Conduct research on topics and invitees for future WJP events (10%);
  • Update and clean existing Engagement contacts in WJP database (5%);
  • Provide general administrative support and other office and logistical support duties as needed (5%).

 

QUALIFICATIONS

This internship is open to undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates, with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. Candidates should be committed to the WJP’s mission and principles (see www.worldjusticeproject.org). 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 a graduate degree;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel), with preference given to those with prior experience/proven ability to manage large databases;
  • Superior research, writing, oral communication skills;
  • Intellectual curiosity about social networks and connectivity/conductivity;
  • Cultural immersion experiences outside of the U.S. (could include long-term travel, work, or residency);
  • Minimum of one year’s professional work experience in the setting of a non-profit, government, legal, or international institution;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Understanding of and interest in rule of law issues;
  • E-mail marketing experience a plus;
  • English fluency is required, but preference will be given to candidates with additional language skills (particularly Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Russian and Spanish);
  • Cultural or work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, or South Asia is essential, and preference will be given to candidates with experience related to rule of law institutions in those regions.

 

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 jobs@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line “[Last Name], [First Name] Engagement Internship Summer 2016.”. Please send all application documents at once, preferably in PDF format. 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Chief Research Officer and the Director of Communications, and in collaboration with internal teams, design and lead production of the WJP Rule of Law Index annual printed report series and interactive website as well as other related reports, presentations, and creative digital and print content;
  • Draft and design high-quality data visualizations, infographics, and text summaries, incorporating team feedback, to be used in WJP publications, on WJP website & social media, and for external media;
  • Design/update WJP print collateral and digital content/graphics (using CMS backend) as needed;
  • Coordinate and assist in managing external production, including work with developers, printing presses, and/or other creative service providers;
  • Other duties as needed