The Multimedia Division at Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking undergraduate students or graduate students in journalism, international affairs, film, or related fields to intern for the spring semester of 2019 in the New York office. Ideally, the candidate will be available for three months—timing is flexible. This internship is for students interested in a human rights or journalism career, who hope to acquire training and hands-on experience in video production and photo editing. Under close supervision of the Multimedia team, interns will have the opportunity to learn and be involved in every step of the production process, including: participating in production meetings and researcher interviews, transcribing, searching archives for footage, subtitling footage, editing photos, and using video editing software
This is an unpaid internship. It is recommended that students secure funding through external scholarships and grants. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.
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