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:

  • 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.

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.

 

RULE OF LAW INDEX FALL 2014 INTERNSHIP

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 Fall 2014, beginning in August 2014 through December 2014/January 2015. Possible opportunity to earn college/graduate credit in lieu of financial compensation for current undergraduate/graduate students.

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

  • Conduct research for identifying potential practitioner and academic legal experts to participate in the expert survey;
  • Provide support for administration of the upcoming QRQ Index survey study, including outreach 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, Spanish, Russian, and/or Arabic 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, writing sample not exceeding 5 pages, and reference information (1-3 reference contact information, past supervisors and employers preferred) to with subject line “LAST NAME FIRST NAME ROL INDEX FALL 2014 INTERNSHIP”. Please send all application documents at once, preferably in PDF format. This position will remain open until filled (most likely until the last week of August). Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.

 

RULE OF LAW INDEX FALL 2014 INTERNSHIP-GPP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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