Employment Opportunities

COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

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.

 

ENGAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

The successful candidate will provide crucial backstopping support to WJP Engagement Team, focusing on WJP events and programs, database maintenance, website communications such as the Justice Rising blog, and/or event-related research tasks. This is a 15-20 hour per week position, supervised by the relevant Program Associate for each area of work.

The position is expected to start in mid-September and continue through mid-December, 2014.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide research support to expand rule of law networks;
  • Assist with research on potential invitees and topics for WJP events;
  • Provide administrative support to programs, including updates to the online program library, and related research and writing tasks;
  • Monitor media, governmental, and NGO sources for reports relevant to the WJP’s mission;
  • Assist with customizing and generating lists for mass mailings;
  • Provide administrative and research support to interactive WJP network initiatives, including updates to the WJP Community Calendar; and
  • Enter new organizations and contacts in WJP database, update and maintain existing contacts, and clean duplicate records.

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 (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:

How to Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to jobs@wjpnet.org.  Please put “Application for DC Engagement Internship” in the subject line.

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree or currently pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree;
  • 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;
  • Superior writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel), with preference given to those with proven ability to manage large databases;
  • E-mail marketing experience a plus;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks;
  • International experience and understanding of rule of law issues a plus;
  • Foreign language skills (particularly French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic or Chinese) are highly preferred.