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Rule of Law Index QRQ Internship (Spanish)

Research Fellow

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Program Associate

Program Assistant

 

Rule of Law Index QRQ Internship (Spanish)

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 Index team is seeking one full-time intern to be based at WJP’s office in Washington DC, beginning ASAP (April) through December of 2017. Spanish fluency is required. Rule of Law Index 2017 report.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and identify potential legal experts in 113 countries to participate in the Qualified Respondents Questionnaire (QRQ) for the Rule of Law Index 2017 report;
  • Provide support for administration of the Spanish QRQ Index 2017 surveys, including outreach to potential questionnaire respondents to increase response rates;
  • Verify and catalogue completed Spanish QRQ questionnaires for data analysis;
  • Facilitate external communications with contributing QRQ legal experts in English and Spanish;
  • Perform data processing and assist in managing the database of potential QRQ experts in 113 countries;
  • 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.

 

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;
  • English and Spanish fluency are required;
  • Academic background in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or pre-law;
  • 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;
  • Cultural immersion experiences outside of the U.S. (could include long-term travel, work, or residency);
  • At least one year of relevant professional experience;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Understanding of and interest in rule of law issues;
  • E-mail marketing experience a plus;

 

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 [email protected] with subject line “[Last Name], [First Name] Index Spanish QRQ Internship 2017”. 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.

 

Research Fellow

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 (WJP) Rule of Law Index is seeking a full-time Research Fellow at the WJP’s office in Washington DC, to begin immediately. This is a one-year term position, with the possibility to transition to a permanent staff role contingent upon funding. 

Responsibilities: The Research Fellow will report directly to the Program Manager and Senior Program Associate to provide crucial support for the WJP’s forthcoming Environmental Rule of Law Index pilot and report, and to assist with other Index related projects as needed. The Research Fellow will assist with data collection, data analysis, research, 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, the following:

  • Assist with the primary data collection process for the Environmental Qualified Respondents Questionnaire (QRQ) pilot in 5 countries and subsequent expanded pilot in 35 countries;
  • Support data analysis, research on environmental issues, and preparations to present pilot findings at the World Justice Forum V in July;
  • Manage a database of over 1,000 potential expert respondents for the environmental QRQ survey;
  • Manage survey instrument tools for the environmental QRQ administration, including software and IT platforms hosting QRQ data collection and communications materials;
  • Create, manage, and track correspondence with QRQ contributors, and with non-respondent legal experts identified as potential QRQ expert contributors in countries to be included in the Rule of Law Index, to increase QRQ data response rates;
  • Participate in joint endeavors and working groups – particularly the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (ABA SEER) Task Force – to contribute to the maintenance and growth of the WJP’s considerable network of partners around the globe;
  • Contribute to the data analysis, research, writing, design, and printing of the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index annual report series and other WJP publications as needed;
  • Contribute to projects and activities as they relate to alternative data collection efforts, data presentation, and data visualization;
  • Help to manage administrative processes for the Index team, including contract negotiations, payment processes, and day to day administration of consultants’ contracts;
  • 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, excellent attention to detail, and superior writing and 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. 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 writing and research skills, sound analytical skills, and excellent attention to detail; the ability to manage large databases; strong skills in database CRM management, online survey software and IT platforms, and Microsoft Office; 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 her or his 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 3-5 page writing sample, and reference information (1-3 reference contact information, past supervisors and employers preferred) to [email protected] with subject line “LAST NAME FIRST NAME RESEARCH FELLOW”. 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.

 

Program Associate

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 Associate at the WJP’s office in Washington DC, to begin immediately.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Program Associate will report directly to the Chief Research Officer to provide crucial support for the Rule of Law Index team. The Program Associate will coordinate the production of the annual WJP Rule of Law Index report series, website, and online data visualizations, as well as other publications, presentations and graphics, handouts, web pages, and related content. The ideal applicant will have demonstrated experience and skill in project management, publication production, web design and development, and event coordination. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinate the design, update, and production of the WJP Rule of Law Index annual printed report series and interactive website as well as other related reports, presentations, and creative digital and print content;
  • Coordinate the drafting, design, and updating of high-quality data visualizations, infographics, text summaries, and other content, to be used in WJP publications, on WJP website & social media, and for external media;
  • Manage various administrative processes for the Index team, including contract negotiations, payment processes, and day to day administration of consultant and vendor contracts;
  • Coordinate and manage external publication and online content production, including work with developers, printing presses, and/or other creative service providers;
  • Coordinate closely with the Director of Communications in connection with the branding, design and marketing of WJP;
  • Organize and coordinate events to promote WJP’s research and publications;
  • Design/update WJP print collateral and digital content/graphics (using CMS backend) as needed;
  • Other duties as necessary.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in communications, design, media, or related field, or equivalent experience;
  • 1-2 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Graphic design experience, including data design and visualization, website design and production, and document and presentation layout;
  • Significant experience with Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premier); Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); website design, development, and content management (Drupal a plus); and basic HTML coding;
  • Print production experience, including color management and font management;
  • Digital production experience, including graphics/photo optimization and responsive design best practices;
  • Video editing/production and motion graphics skills a plus;
  • Experience managing vendor contracts and relationships;
  • Experience with print production, digital production, photo editing (print and web), and video editing/production;
  • Bright and highly motivated with a strong academic track record and an enthusiastic interest in the rule of law;
  • Highly dependable with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent problem solving skills, and attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize workload and daily assignments efficiently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, follow through on issues in a timely manner, and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to interact with staff at all levels and work in a team-oriented environment, as well as ability to be flexible and work independently with little supervision;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently; and ability to give and receive feedback;
  • Ability to travel (occasionally).

 

Physical Requirements

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also may need to remain seated for long periods of time, have the ability to perform repetitive motions, grasp objects, including a writing instrument, stand, communicate verbally and hear well enough to detect nuances and receive detailed information. The employee may be required to walk, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for expansive reading and data analysis.

 

Working Conditions

The work conditions described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. The employee is expected to travel and will be exposed to outside environmental conditions during those times. The incumbent typically works indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels.

 

How to Apply

The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Please email a cover letter, resume, a writing sample (no more than 5 pages), 3-5 samples of complete design work, and reference information (1-3 reference contact information, past supervisors and employers preferred) to [email protected] with subject line “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – 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.

 

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, to begin immediately.

 

Essential Duties and 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 in coordinating the production of the annual WJP Rule of Law Index report series, website, and online data visualizations, as well as other publications, presentations and graphics, handouts, web pages, and related content. The ideal applicant will have demonstrated experience and skill in project management, publication production, web design and development, and event coordination. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in designing, updating, and producing the WJP Rule of Law Index annual printed report series and interactive website as well as other related reports, presentations, and creative digital and print content;
  • Assist in drafting, designing, and updating high-quality data visualizations, infographics, text summaries, and other content, to be used in WJP publications, on WJP website & social media, and for external media;
  • Help to manage administrative processes for the Index team, including contract negotiations, payment processes, and day to day administration of consultant and vendor contracts;
  • Coordinate and assist in managing external publication and online content production, including work with developers, printing presses, and/or other creative service providers;
  • Coordinate closely with the Director of Communications in connection with the branding, design and marketing of WJP;
  • Organize and coordinate events to promote WJP’s research and publications;
  • Other duties as necessary.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, design, media, or related field, or equivalent experience;
  • At least one year of relevant professional experience;
  • Graphic design experience, including data design and visualization, website design and production, and document and presentation layout;
  • Significant experience with Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premier); Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); website design, development, and content management (Drupal a plus); and basic HTML coding;
  • Experience managing vendor contracts and relationships;
  • Experience with print production, digital production, photo editing (print and web), and video editing/production;
  • Bright and highly motivated with a strong academic track record and an enthusiastic interest in the rule of law;
  • Highly dependable with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent problem solving skills, and attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize workload and daily assignments efficiently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, follow through on issues in a timely manner, and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to interact with staff at all levels and work in a team-oriented environment, as well as ability to be flexible and work independently with little supervision;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently; and ability to give and receive feedback;
  • Ability to travel (occasionally).

 

Physical Requirements

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also may need to remain seated for long periods of time, have the ability to perform repetitive motions, grasp objects, including a writing instrument, stand, communicate verbally and hear well enough to detect nuances and receive detailed information. The employee may be required to walk, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for expansive reading and data analysis.

 

Working Conditions

The work conditions described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. The employee is expected to travel and will be exposed to outside environmental conditions during those times. The incumbent typically works indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels.

 

How to Apply

The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Please email a cover letter, resume, a writing sample (no more than 5 pages), 3-5 samples of complete design work, and reference information (1-3 reference contact information, past supervisors and employers preferred) to [email protected] with subject line “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – 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.

 

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 [email protected] 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.