The Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC) is continuously looking for motivated interns with an interest in transitional justice and the conflict in Syria. Interns are responsible for communicating SJAC’s message to Syrians and the international community. Interns also have the opportunity to pursue their own research, as long as it contributes to SJAC’s mission to prevent impunity, promote redress for victims, and facilitate principled institution reform in Syria’s post-conflict period.
The Internship rotates approximately every four months. The schedule and application due dates are as follows:
Fall Internship: August 25 – December 23 (due by June 15)
Spring Internship: January 15 – May 15 (due by November 15)
Summer Internship: May 15 – August 25 (due by March 15)
Tasks of a SJAC intern include:
- The production of communications materials, including blog posts, reports, factsheets, infographcis, social media content, and talking points.
- Contribution to and maintenance of the SJAC website, including updating and promoting the Transitional Justice Library, event listings, the blog, and other content as needed.
- Regular updates to the data for SJAC’s monitoring and evaluation plan. This requires working closely with SJAC staff to gather necessary information and create visualizations of the data.
- Other duties as assigned.
Strong English proficiency is required. Arabic proficiency is preferred, but not required. Knowledge of WordPress, MailChimp, Google Analytics, Excel, and Adobe Suites is strongly desired. Interns must be able to work from the SJAC office in Washington, DC and are paid at the rate of $12/hour. Internships are typically 20-30 hours per week.
Please send an email to email@example.com with your resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample not to exceed 800 words. The writing sample should be an example blog post that demonstrates your knowledge of transitional justice and the Syrian conflict, explaining the connection between a current event and a justice/accountability topic relevant for Syria. In the subject line of your email and in your cover letter, please be sure to include the term for which you are applying [Fall, Spring, Summer].