About Global Witness
For nearly 25 years, Global Witness has run pioneering campaigns against natural resource-related conflict and corruption and associated environmental and human rights abuses. From Cambodia to Congo, Sierra Leone to Angola, we have exposed the brutality and injustice that results from the fight to access and control natural resource wealth, and have sought to bring the perpetrators of this corruption and conflict to book. Global Witness is headquartered in London and has a U.S. Office in Washington, DC. The U.S. Office’s research and advocacy efforts include the following issues: tackling conflict minerals, combating corruption in the oil, gas and mining sector, addressing illicit financial flows, and combating illegal logging and unsustainable forest use.
About the Internship
Each semester – Spring, Summer, and Fall, GW seeks to provide internship opportunities for those seeking to gain experience in the anti-corruption, human rights, and efforts to tackle environmental abuse. The selected candidate will work directly with the Communications team here in our Washington D.C. office and assist in communications and media research relating to anti-corruption policy and investigations into potential corruption and money laundering, human rights and environmental abuses. The position will assist in the development and dissemination of quality digital content, fostering of strong media partnerships, assessment of communications strategies and tactics, and monitoring of various media outlets.
Your work will support the team to achieve campaign goals that challenge and combat corruption, hold companies and governments accountable for their actions, and champion a better world.
Exact start and end dates of the current internship term offered is flexible.
Responsibilities may include:
Supporting Social Media Outreach:
Planning and Posting Digital Content:
Analytics and Reporting:
Must be a current student or recent graduate, with coursework or commensurate experience in international relations, human rights, communications, journalism, marketing, media and/or public policy.
Please submit your resume and a cover letter using the following naming conventions;
CoverLetter_ FirstName Last Name and Resume_ FirstName LastName and save the documents as pdf files.
If available, please provide links to your website, blog, twitter handle or portfolio.
Email all information noted above to: US Recruitment@globalwitness.org, directed to Keisha Wiggan. In your cover letter, please specify dates and times of availability, where you learned about the internship and how you feel this internship will benefit your career aspirations.
Please put “GW Find the Facts Intern” in the subject line of your email.
Please note: As we are a small team, we are not able to directly respond to each inquiry. We will reach out directly to those candidates that we select to move forward in the interview process.
We will accept applications and interview on a rolling basis.
No recruiters please. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted.
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Global Witness will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Global Witness (GW) is an equal opportunity employer. It is GW’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for professional advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, or disability.