World Justice Project
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

Rule of Law Index (Reports) 2021 Internship

Summary: The WJP's Index team is seeking a full-time, paid intern for a four to six months position, with the possibility of extension up to one year. Pending social distancing recommendations, the intern will work remotely until the WJP's Washington, DC office is able to open safely. Candidates that are able to transition to full-time work based in WJP's DC office will be given preference.

Candidates selected for this position must have access to a computer with videoconferencing abilities (i.e. Skype) and a reliable internet connection.

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 graphical country reports, the WJP Rule of Law Index 2021 and other thematic and country-specific projects. The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the data analysis, research, writing, editing and design of the World Justice Project's Rule of Law Index graphical country reports and other WJP publications;
  • Support the production of country briefs addressing various factors that affect the rule of law, including the production of a graphical report analyzing and summarizing the data collected in a new corruption module;
  • Support projects and activities as they relate to alternative data collection efforts, data presentation, and data visualization;
  • Contribute to the research, analysis, writing, and design of the WJP's Rule of Law Index annual report series;
  • Support other areas of the WJP's Rule of Law Index such as the survey creation, data collection, management of contributors, and management of online data collection platforms and CRM databases;
  • Provide general programmatic and administrative support, including research, editing and proofreading documents and presentations, assisting with Index calendar management, and coordinating logistics for travel and meetings;
  • Undertake rule of law research and analysis as necessary.

Qualifications: This position is open to graduates (Bachelor's degree) with excellent attention to detail 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, law, or related field. They will be bright, highly dependable, and motivated with a strong academic record and an enthusiastic interest in the rule of law.

  • Preferably at least one year of professional experience, including internships;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel), with preference given to those with prior experience/proven ability managing large databases;
  • 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;
  • Proficiency in a foreign language (especially French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, or Portuguese) is preferred;
  • 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 and inclusion. To apply, please visit WJP's employment portal: Please include the following documents along with your application (in one PDF file):

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (five pages maximum)
  • Contact information for three references (past supervisors and employers preferred)

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.

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