Interested in interning for Genocide Watch?
Genocide Watch, Inc., the world’s first anti-genocide NGO, and the founder and Chair of the Alliance Against Genocide, offers unpaid internship positions for current students and recent graduates every Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Genocide Watch is offering virtual internships for the summer of 2020 until the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions allow colleges and universities to re-open.
The http://www.genocide-watch.com and http://www.genocidewatch.net archive is the deepest in the field and received over 70 million hits from 2000 through 2016. It is relied on by genocide scholars and activists around the world. Since 2016, Genocide Watch has used its current website, http://www.genocidewatch.com to better connect website users to Genocide Watch’s social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. Our Alliance Against Genocide page is a connector for over seventy organizations that belong to the Alliance Against Genocide, the first and largest alliance of anti-genocide organizations in the world.
While educational institutions and government institutions are closed due to the Covid-19 lockdown, interns will work virtually, from wherever they live.
When Genocide Watch is able to physically re-open, interns in Washington, DC will attend meetings in Washington, DC with other NGOs and government officials. They will also attend programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Woodrow Wilson Center and other Washington, DC think tanks.
Genocide Watch interns and volunteers will be supervised by the Genocide Watch management team, which consists of three former Genocide Watch interns now working for a law firm, public health company, and cybersecurity software firm, and by Prof. Gregory Stanton.
Genocide Watch is open four days a week, Mondays through Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the summer of 2020, internships and volunteer positions will be virtual and interns can work at a freer schedule, keeping records of their hours with a time-keeping program. Interns and volunteers will meet weekly at an agreed time with their managers.
During the school year, internships have hours and start dates depending on the intern’s internship program and course schedule. The Winter term internship is intended to fill the period from the end of the Fall semester to the beginning of the Spring semester, from mid-December to the third or fourth week of January, with a break for the week of Christmas and New Years.
○ Fall (September 2020– November 2020): August 1, 2020
○ Winter (December 2020 - February 2021): November 1, 2020
○ Spring (March 2021 – May 2021): February 1, 2021
○ Summer (June 1, 2021 – Aug 2021): May 1, 2021
To apply, please submit the following by the deadline for the term for which you are applying:
○ Cover letter
○ Short writing sample (2-3 pages – an excerpt from a longer paper is fine)
○ Resumé, including foreign language skills
○ Transcripts (may be unofficial)
Applications should be emailed to Dr. Gregory Stanton at firstname.lastname@example.org ,and to email@example.com. In your subject line please put your name as well as “Webmaster and Early Warning Analyst ” or “Legal Associate” or “Alliance Against Genocide Coordinator” or "Education and Timestream Creator" or simply “Internship” if you are interested in any open internship.
Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interns are selected based on language and computer skills, work experience, academic performance and enthusiasm for promoting Genocide Watch’s mission. Interns may apply for one of the accredited internship programs that give academic credit for their work, or Genocide Watch will cooperate with colleges, universities, or professional schools for graded academic credit. Genocide Watch will contact applicants to schedule interviews, if possible by Skype, Zoom, or Google Hangouts.