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Engagement Internship

Rule of Law Index QRQ Internship (French)

Graphic Designer

 

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.

 

Rule of Law Index QRQ Internship (French)

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 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. French fluency is required.

As part of a small team, this intern will provide crucial support to the Index team and will assist with data collection efforts for the Rule of Law Index 2017 report.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILTIES

  • 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 French QRQ Index 2017 surveys, including outreach to potential questionnaire respondents to increase response rates;
  • Verify and catalogue completed French QRQ questionnaires for data analysis;
  • Facilitate external communications with contributing QRQ legal experts in English and French;
  • 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 French 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;
  • Cultural immersion experiences outside of the U.S. (could include long-term travel, work, or residency);
  • Superior research, writing, oral communication skills;
  • 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 French 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.

 

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.

 

Graphic Designer

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

The WJP is seeking a beginning to mid-level Graphic Designer to lay out and coordinate the production of the annual WJP Rule of Law Index publication and related topical and country-specific reports. As part of the design of the report, the designer will create data visualizations and/or flow data into existing data visualization formats. The designer will also seek to set up automated routines within design software applications, where possible, to maximize efficiency when creating data-driven tables, charts, and graphs on deadline.

In addition, the Graphic Designer will help translate the report into content for the WJP website and online data visualizations, as well as other publications, presentations and graphics, collateral, and content. The designer will work with outside vendors, such as printers, developers, and possibly design consultants for specific needs. Applicant should have interest and some experience with data tables and with interpreting and synthesizing original research into professional data visualizations and infographics. The ideal applicant will have demonstrated experience and skill especially in document and text layout, with additional (if not as extensive) experience in web page design, and translating complex issues into compelling data visualizations.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Under the direction of the Chief Research Officer and, and in collaboration with the Communications Director and internal teams, design and lead production of the WJP Rule of Law Index annual publication as well as other related reports, presentations, and creative digital and print content;
  • Draft and design high-quality data visualizations, infographics, and text summaries, incorporating team feedback, to be used in WJP publications, on WJP website & social media, and for external media;
  • Design/update WJP print collateral and digital content/graphics (using CMS backend) as needed;
  • Coordinate and assist in managing external production, including work with developers, printing presses, and/or other creative service providers;
  • Other duties as necessary.

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 1-5 years of experience and/or training in creative environment;
  • Graphic design experience, including data design and visualization, website design and production, and document and presentation layout;
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premier); Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); website 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;
  • Skill in interpreting, synthesizing, and visualizing data;
  • Experience with photo editing and optimization for print and web;
  • Video editing/production and motion graphics skills a plus;
  • Ability to prioritize workload and daily assignments efficiently; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; follow through on issues in a timely manner, and to 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;
  • Proficiency and interest in developing new skills and learning new subject matter quickly;
  • Excellent oral communication skills; excellent writing skills; strong decision making ability; and strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to travel (occasionally);
  • Excellent academic record.

 

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; and
  • Collaboratively and creatively supports the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization.

 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in graphic design, communications, or related field, or equivalent experience.

 

LOCATION:

  • Washington D.C.

 

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 send your resume, cover letter, and 3 to 5 samples of design work to [email protected]. Please put “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME - Application for Graphic Designer” in the subject line. No phone calls please.