Employment Opportunities

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.