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[liberationtech] Fwd: Great Paid Business & Human Rights Internship at Yahoo!

David Rizk drizk at
Wed Apr 15 15:30:24 PDT 2009

for students...
David Rizk
Stanford Law School
drizk at

> Wanted: Brilliant Idealist
> About Yahoo!
> Yahoo! is built on the principles of open access to information and  
> user trust. We believe that access to information fundamentally  
> improves lives and advances human rights around the world.
> The Business & Human Rights Program at Yahoo! was officially  
> launched in May of 2008 to help us integrate human rights decision- 
> making into our business operations. Yahoo! is determined to lead  
> when it comes to protecting the privacy of almost half a billion  
> users around the world, and to promoting free expression on the  
> Internet.
> The BHRP is looking for a passionate, brilliant, hard-working  
> intern, who plays well with others and is still idealistic enough  
> to believe that s/he can change the world.
> This position will report to the Director of the BHRP, and will  
> work with a cross-functional team (including legal, security,  
> public affairs, product, government affairs and emerging markets)  
> to build and support key components of the Program.
> Key responsibilities include:
> ·         Conduct research and write background reports for  
> regional Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIA)
> ·         Build and maintain BHRP Resources, including library and  
> archive
> ·         Develop and source content for BHRP communications  
> including for the BHRP website, blogs and newsletters
> ·         Build and track country database of human rights concerns  
> and their risks to business
> ·         Assist with creating event calendar of internal  
> programming, as well as a calendar of external events and  
> engagement opportunities
> ·         Conduct research on CSR reporting recommendations and  
> guidelines
> Internship Period
> ·         Ten weeks, with some flexibility
> ·         Start date is negotiable, but it would be great if you  
> were here for our first annual Business & Human Rights Summit on  
> May 6!
> Education
> ·         BS/BA degree required
> ·         Graduate degree (JD, or MA in related field) in progress  
> required
> Required Competencies/Attributes/Experience:
> ·         Superior research, writing and presentation skills  
> (writing samples will be required)
> ·         Past work or study experience in issues related to human  
> rights, social media and/or free expression
> ·         Proficiency with MS PowerPoint, Word, Excel
> ·         Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to work  
> independently
> ·         Impeccable integrity, sound judgment, creativity and the  
> demonstrated ability to think critically and challenge received wisdom
> Preferred Experience
> ·         International work or study experience
> ·         Proficiency in language other than English
> To apply, please send a thoughtful cover letter and CV to  
> BHRP at as soon as possible. No phone calls, please.
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