Employment Opportunities

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.

 

INDONESIA EVENT RESEARCH INTERNSHIP

Position Description:

The successful candidate will provide crucial support to WJP event-related research and database tasks for an upcoming Country Sortie in Indonesia in Winter 2014. This is a 10-15 hour per week position, supervised by the Chief Engagement Officer. The position will be based in the Seattle office of the WJP, and is expected to start in mid-September and continue through mid-December.  

The World Justice Project plans to convene a two-day Country Sortie in Indonesia, designed to advance the rule of law through pragmatic engagement with diverse stakeholders in that country.  A Country Sortie is a meeting that convenes leaders from multiple sectors to identify rule of law weaknesses in the country and collaboratively design solutions to strengthen the rule of law.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide research support to identify potential invitees from key stakeholder groups – business, civil society, academia, government and media – and to filter participant recommendations received from external sources;
  • Assist with navigation of logistical planning by utilizing language skills and cultural knowledge; 
  • Enter new Indonesian organizations and contacts in WJP database, update and maintain existing Indonesia contacts;
  • Assist with research on possible agenda topics; and
  • Translate invitation language and draft meeting documents (i.e. agenda) into Indonesian.

 

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;
  • Advanced Indonesian language skills;
  • Superior internet-based research skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Minimum of one year’s professional work experience in the setting of a legal, non-profit, government, or international institution would be preferred;
  • 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.

How to Apply:

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