Forensic Training Institute Intern, Winter 2015/Spring 2016

About Physicians for Human Rights
For nearly 30 years, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used science and medicine to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations.
A Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate, PHR is a global organization founded on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to stop human rights violations. PHR’s investigations and expertise are used to advocate for the protection of persecuted health workers and medical facilities under attack, prevent torture, document mass atrocities, and hold those who violate human rights accountable.
For more information about PHR, please see our website at www.physiciansforhumanrights.org.
Internship Summary
The intern will shadow/assist the senior program officer in all phases of training development, and in establishing and engaging with a network of health professionals. This internship is an opportunity to gain professional skills in human resources development and an invaluable experience interacting with health professionals who are using forensic science to document human rights abuses.
  • Training Development: Partnering with the senior program officer and applying your instructional design talent to develop learning content on human rights and forensics.
  • Research: Exploring current training development best practices and strategies to share with the team and building PHR’s digital training library.
  • Communication: Expanding your communication and social media talent by engaging with forensic training program constituencies.
  • Metrics: Gathering and evaluating metrics for PHR’s forensic training programs in order to determine trends and implement quality improvement
  • Editorial tasks: To include proofreading, fact checking, and referencing.
  • Background research: Looking at key areas of interest to forensic training such as sexual violence, torture documentation, and medical care available to victims of human rights abuses.
  • Current Affairs: Keeping up-to-date on current news and hot topics relating to human rights and forensics.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to human rights
  • Exceptional analytical, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and professionally
  • Mature judgement, strong sense of integrity, initiative, and a self-starter
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to cope with repeated exposure to graphic pictures
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
Location and Hours
  • The intern will be based in PHR’s New York City Office.
  • This is an unpaid internship and will require a minimum of 20 hours/week during the semester. PHR staff will assist with any paperwork required for institutional credit or external scholarships/fellowships.
  • The position will require at least a 3-month commitment
Physicians for Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in its work and staff. "

Please send a cover letter and resume to resumes@phrusa.org. Include “Forensic Training Institute Intern Spring 2016” in the subject line.