Thursday, December 22, 2011

Human Rights Clinic Intern at HealthRight International

POSITION TITLE: Operations Intern, Human Rights Clinic
REPORTING TO: Project Director
TIME COMMITMENT: 16 to 24 hours per week


HealthRight International is a global health and human rights organization working where health is diminished or endangered by violations of human rights and civil liberties. Reaching out to the most vulnerable and marginalized populations, HealthRight works with local partners to build sustainable access to health care for excluded populations.


The primary objective of HealthRight’s Human Rights Clinic (HRC) is to provide torture survivors seeking asylum and other immigration relief in the United States with clinical examinations, referral for further care, legal (medical and psychological) affidavits addressing the consistency of claims and medical evidence, and oral testimony for asylum hearings. The HRC trains and maintains a network of health professional to achieve this objective.
Under supervision and guidance of HRC program staff, the intern will assist in the following:
1. Reviewing client files: processing client information, researching country conditions, documenting torture history.
2. Recruitment/Training of volunteers: organize trainings in different US states, including recruitment, logistics, post-training processing.
3. Database maintenance: Add and update client, attorney and volunteer information in the database.
4. Writing and research: Prepare outline for and contribute to HRC communication materials on topics such as torture, US immigration laws, and clinical evaluation and treatment of torture survivors.
5. Case follow-up: gather information from clients' cases; update volunteer clinicians on adjudication of clients examined.
6. Perform other support activities as required.

Bachelor’s degree; demonstrated interest in human rights and/or refugee issues, immigration law, social work, or international studies; strong organizational skills, writing skills and excellent professional phone/email etiquette; cultural sensitivity; proficiency in MS Office applications; ability to take ownership over job tasks and work independently as well as with a team.

Email CV with cover letter to with the job title in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. NO CALLS.

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