Employment Opportunities

Chief Administrative Officer

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 Chief Administrative Officer of the World Justice Project (“WJP”) will have primary administrative responsibility for financial management of the WJP, including preparation and management of budgets, preparation of financial reports to the WJP’s Officers and Board of Directors, liaising with the WJP’s outside auditing firm and attending to the WJP’s annual audit, managing grants received by the WJP from private and government sources and reports required by same, and preparing and managing applications for new private and government grants.  The Chief Administrative Officer will also have primary responsibility for management and oversight in the areas of HR, technology, operations, office management, procurement and contracts. The WJP’s Finance Manager and the HR and Administrative Manager will report to this person.  This person will report to the Executive Director, and it is expected that this person will work closely with the WJP Treasurer, General Counsel and other Officers, and with the Board of Directors.  The position will be based in the WJP’s office in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities: There are two overarching challenges or opportunities facing the new WJP Chief Administrative Officer: First, the financial management and oversight of WJP in a period of transition from a predominantly US-based and privately funded organization, to a global organization with offices in several continents, and funded by both public and private sources from multiple jurisdictions. Second, promoting an entrepreneurial, results-oriented, highly wired and closely integrated culture with staff and officers from diverse cultural backgrounds and time-zones. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of budgets, for individual program operations and for the WJP overall;

  • Management of operations in accordance with approved budgets;

  • Coordination with the WJP’s outside auditing firm re: preparation for and management of the WJP’s annual audit, including WJP’s compliance audit under the new Uniform Guidance regulations, and implementation of auditors’ recommendations:

  • Maintaining good communication with the WJP’s outside auditing firm as to WJP financial matters;

  • Assisted by the WJP’s Finance Manager, manage disposition of grant funds received by the WJP from private and governmental sources, particularly the United States Government, so as to assure compliance with requirements of such grants and reporting requirements applicable to same;

  • In close coordination with programmatic senior staff, manage preparation of applications for new grants from such sources so as to assure optimum coverage of indirect costs and other effective structuring of new grants;

  • Although this person’s primary responsibilities will fall within the financial management areas described above, it is expected that this person will be responsible for administrative management and oversight concerning human resources, technology, facilities management and/or other operational areas.

Qualifications: 

Although this person’s primary responsibilities will fall within the financial management areas described above, it is expected that this person will be responsible for administrative management and oversight concerning human resources, technology, facilities management and/or other operational areas.

  • Master’s Degree (MBA preferred) or equivalent professional experience;

  • Five to eight years’ experience in nonprofit financial management which has included preparation of budgets and financial management in accordance with approved budgets, and preparation of financial reports to senior management and interaction with senior management.  Comparative experience in the for-profit world is also acceptable;

  • Experience in liaising with outside auditing firms re: preparation for and administration of annual budgets and audits;

  • Substantial experience in managing the disposition of grant funds received from multiple private and governmental sources, particularly the United States Government, so as to assure compliance with requirements of such grants and reporting requirements applicable to same;

  • Substantial experience with preparation of applications for new grants from such sources so as to assure optimum coverage of indirect costs and other effective structuring of program-based, restricted grants;

  • Experience with financial management of operations in multiple jurisdictions, cultures and time-zones;

  • Encourages and practices critical thinking;

  • Demonstrates good judgment;

  • Maintains a respectful and accepting approach to others;

  • Is a self-starter who takes initiative balanced with following institutional policy;

  • Is experienced in negotiating highly-nuanced relationships with key stakeholders;

  • Has a positive, “can-do” attitude;

  • Gives keen attention to detail;

  • Communicates well, both verbally and in writing;

  • Collaboratively and creatively supports the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization;

  • Has a genuine interest in the mission and programs of the WJP;

  • Has the capacity to work well with people from diverse cultures and for moderate work-related travel around the world.

 

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 wjobs@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line “LAST NAME FIRST NAME CAO POSITION”. 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 – Senior Program Associate (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 Senior Program Associate at the WJP’s office in Washington DC, to begin in June of 2016.

Responsibilities: The Senior Program Associate will report directly to the Chief Research Officer to provide crucial support for the Rule of Law Index team. The Senior Program Associate 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:

  • Manage and oversee all aspects of the data collection, analyses of the data, writing and design and printing of the Rule of Law Index annual report series;
  • Contribute to the research, writing, and design of the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index annual report series and other WJP publications;
  • Manage the primary data collection process for the General Population Poll (GPP) dataset in over 102 countries:
  • Manage and oversee on the ground sub-contracts with local polling companies, including drafting contracts; negotiating terms of agreement; and handling procurement of services;
  • Manage WJP Index consultants, including contract negotiations, payment processes, and day to day administration of consultants’ contracts;
  • Manages the maintenance of the Index Quantitative Third Party Sources dataset for Index data triangulation work;
  • Manage and oversee projects and activities as they relate to alternative data collection efforts, data presentation, and data visualization;
  • Present the work of the Rule of Law Index findings to various groups and audiences, and participate in joint endeavors and working groups to contribute to the maintenance and growth of the WJP’s considerable network of partners around the globe;
  • Oversight and management of Rule of Law Index team interns;
  • Undertake rule of law research and analysis as necessary.

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 Senior Program Associate 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 – Program 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 Rule of Law Index is seeking a full-time Program Assistant at the WJP’s office in Washington DC. This is a current vacancy, with an immeadiate start.

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 – 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 – 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 QRQ – Winter/Spring 2016 Internships (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 full-time paid interns at the WJP’s office in Washington DC for the winter and spring of 2016. 

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 2016 report. The intern will assist in administering the 2016 Index qualified respondent questionnaires (QRQ) to legal experts in over 100 countries around the globe, and assist in data collection for the Index 2016 report, to be published next year. The main responsibilities of this internship include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research for identifying potential practitioner and academic legal experts to participate in the expert survey;
  • Provide support for administration of the QRQ Index survey study, including outreach to potential questionnaire respondents to increase response rates, cataloguing completed questionnaires for data analysis, and facilitating external communications with contributing legal experts;
  • Perform data processing, database maintenance and developmental support in maintaining the database of experts for the WJP expert surveys; including basic data entry and data formatting;
  • Checking data received for expert surveys, and cataloguing completed expert questionnaires for data analysis;
  • 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; 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. Applicants with international experience and foreign language skills, especially French and Spanish proficiency, are preferred. 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 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 ROL INDEX WINTER 2016 QRQ 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.

 

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 2015”. 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 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: WJP’s Engagement team is seeking an intern to be based at WJP’s office in Washington DC, beginning in February for a minimum of three months. This is a 20-30 hour per week position, supervised by the Senior Program Associate. The successful candidate will provide crucial backstopping support to WJP’s Engagement team, focusing on programs, database maintenance, website communications such as the Justice Rising blog, and possible event-related research and tasks.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Populate, update, and clean Engagement contacts and seed grants in WJP database;
  • Provide communications support, draft program library entries, Justice Rising blog posts, and other updates to WJP’s network;
  • Research and identify key change agents from WJP’s network in each Index country;
  • Support evaluation project for WJP pilot programs, by coding and entering data on program outcomes, and researching program incubation methodologies;
  • Conduct research on topics and invitees for future WJP events;

Provide general administrative support and other office and logistical support duties as needed.

Intern 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;
  • Minimum of one year’s professional work experience in the setting of a legal, non-profit, government, or international institution would be preferred;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks;
  • International experience and understanding of rule of law issues;
  • E-mail marketing experience a plus;
  • Foreign language skills (particularly French and Spanish) are highly preferred.

 

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 to jobs@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line “LAST NAME FIRST NAME ENGAGEMENT 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.