Our latest opportunities to help WJP advance equity, opportunity, and peace worldwide. 


Available Positions:


Engagement Intern

Job Summary: 

WJP’s Engagement team is seeking an intern to be based either at WJP’s office in Washington DC or in Seattle, WA, beginning in March, for a term of three months. This is a 20-30 hour per week position. The position will be primarily focused on a new project to identify and capture innovative and diverse rule of law projects around the world, beginning with the 113 countries currently measured in WJP’s Rule of Law Index. The position will focus primarily on web-based research to identify the best and most innovative rule of law projects as a new component of WJP’s Resource Hub—an online portal that features the top rule of law organizations in each country. This research will significantly contribute to WJP’s social media platforms, helping individuals around the world who are searching online for rule of law resources and examples.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and identify examples of successful projects to advance rule of law around the world and provide summaries of each project for publication in WJP’s Resource Hub; 
  • Track each project in a database in order to sort by country and thematic issue area/topic (e.g. corruption, environmental justice, access to health, etc.);
  • Identify any social media channels for the projects and the organizations involved in order to highlight these global projects via WJP’s social media platforms;
  • Track the funding sources for each project, for research on trends in funding for rule of law projects globally;
  • Provide general administrative support and other office and logistical support duties as needed.

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).

How to Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, a writing sample not exceeding 5 pages, and reference information to jobs@wjpnet.org with the subject line “[Last Name], [First Name] Engagement Internship Spring 2018.” 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.

 


 

Afghanistan Criminal Justice Research Intern  

Job Summary:

The WJP’s Rule of Law Index team is seeking a full-time research intern based at WJP’s office in Washington DC to assist with a large project analyzing the formal criminal justice system in Afghanistan. As part of a small team, this intern will provide crucial research and administrative support and will assist with various data collection efforts related to the administration of household, expert, and inmate surveys in Afghanistan. This is an immediate opening, and will run through July of 2018 (with the possibility of extension). 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Assisting with the drafting and copyediting of questionnaires, proposals, and outreach letters;
  • Assisting with the drafting and copyediting of brief concept notes and internal summary documents;
  • Assisting with the drafting of Request for Proposals (RFPs) to conduct various surveys in Afghanistan;
  • Assisting with external communications to various organizations to track data collection efforts, deliverables, and requests for additional information;
  • Conducting additional research related to the criminal justice system in Afghanistan, criminal justice performance measurement approaches, and other topics as needed;
  • Processing and tracking of invoices received for payment to polling partners;
  • Assisting with preparations for meetings and presentations, producing drafts of PowerPoint presentations and handouts, and preparing and assembling outreach materials for external distribution;

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree (or currently pursuing a graduate degree) in regional studies, criminal justice, international affairs, criminology, social sciences, journalism, or related field;
  • Prior professional or academic research experience pertaining to Afghanistan (or regional expertise in South Asia) strongly preferred;
  • Prior professional or academic research experience pertaining to criminal justice system evaluations is a plus;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel);
  • Superior research, writing, and oral communication skills;
  • Minimum of one year of relevant professional work or research experience;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks;
  • English fluency is required, but preference will be given to candidates with fluency or knowledge of Dari and/or Pashto;
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

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

Please send your resume, cover letter, a writing sample not exceeding 5 pages, and reference information (1-3 references, past supervisors and employers preferred) to indexjobs@worldjusticeproject.org with the subject line “[Last Name], [First Name] Afghanistan Research Internship 2018” 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 Internship (paid) – Portuguese

Position: WJP’s Index team is seeking full-time, paid interns at WJP’s office in Washington DC for the summer (starting in June and continuing through August).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  As part of a small team, interns will provide crucial support to the Index team and will assist with data collection efforts and report production for WJP’s various projects, including the Rule of Law Index 2018-2019, Mexican States Rule of Law Index, the Open Government Report, and other thematic and country-specific projects. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:    

  • Provide support for administration of the Qualified Respondents Questionnaire (QRQ) surveys, including preparation of survey platforms and contact database for data collection;
  • Conduct research to identify potential practitioner and academic legal experts in Portuguese-speaking countries to participate in the QRQ;
  • Perform data processing and provide developmental support in maintaining the database of experts for the WJP expert surveys; including data entry and data formatting;
  • Conduct targeted telephone and email outreach to expert respondents in various countries, including Portuguese-speaking countries;
  • Assist in preparing for the General Population Poll (GPP) data collection cycle, including evaluating and contracting survey organizations to conduct in-country fieldwork around the world;
    Edit and proofread WJP publications, including the Mexican States Rule of Law Index and the Open Government Report; 
  • Assist with preparations for meeting and presentations, including producing drafts of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and handouts, and preparing and assembling outreach materials for external distribution;
  • Provide general administrative support for WJP projects, including organizational work in Microsoft Excel and Word; assist with Index calendar management and logistics for travel and meetings, mass mailings, and other office and logistical support duties.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency or near-fluency in Portuguese;
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (completed or currently pursuing) in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or related field;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel), with preference given to those with prior experience/proven ability managing large databases;
  • Superior research, writing, oral communication skills;
  • At least one year of professional experience, including internships;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently and ability to give and receive feedback;
  • 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;
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

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 3 pages, and reference information (1-3 reference contact information, past supervisors and employers preferred) to indexjobs@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line “[Last Name], [First Name] Rule of Law Internship 2018”. Please send all application documents at once, preferably in one PDF file. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 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 – Research Fellow

Position: The World Justice Project’s 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 extend or transition to a permanent staff role contingent upon funding.

Responsibilities: The Research Fellow will report directly to the Rule of Law Index Directors and provide crucial support for the Rule of Law Index team. The Research Fellow will assist with research and data analysis for projects on the status of the rule of law around the world. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the primary data collection process for the General Population Poll (GPP) dataset in over 125 countries.
  • Assist with the management of on the ground sub-contracts with local polling companies, including drafting contracts and handling procurement of services
  • Support day-to-day management of local polling companies, including reviewing GPP translations, survey scripts, and fieldwork notes; responding to logistical and methodological questions; conducting checks on pilot and final fieldwork data; and reviewing all final study deliverables; 
  • Help with aspects of the data collection, analysis of the data, writing and design, and printing of the Rule of Law Index annual report series;
  • Contribute to the research, writing, and design for other country-specific reports on Afghanistan, Central America and the Caribbean, and Mexico, and for thematic research products on access to justice, criminal justice, and discrimination. 
  • Assist in managing research consultants, including drafting contracts, payment processes, and general day-to-day administration.
  • Assist in managing projects and activities as they relate to alternative data collection efforts, data presentation, and data visualization;
  • 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, 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. 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; 
  • Strong writing, oral communications, and interpersonal skills; 
  • The ability to communicate in a professional manner both in writing and over the phone;
  • The ability to manage large databases (strong skills in Microsoft Excel and Stata are a plus);
  • Foreign language skills (fluency in French or Portuguese are a plus); 
  • 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. 
  • Commitment to the WJP’s mission and principles (www.worldjusticeproject.org).

How to Apply: 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: indexjobs@worldjusticeproject.org with subject line “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – 2018 Research Fellow 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.

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