The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (“LGBT”) Rights Program of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is currently seeking an intern in the Nairobi office. The internship will focus on human rights abuses affecting LGBT people in Francophone West Africa (primarily Cameroon and Senegal) andEast Africa (primarily Uganda and Tanzania), although the intern may occasionally assist with research related to other countries in Africa. The internship will generally involve the following projects and tasks:
- Monitoring: The intern will follow the regional media to monitor references to LGBT issues in Francophone West Africa, Uganda, and Tanzania.
- Research: The intern will assist the LGBT Rights Researchers with desk-based research on human rights abuses affecting LGBT people in the region. The internship may also include assisting the researchers with interviews with victims, civil society organizations and other stakeholders.
- Translation/Interpretation: The intern will translate documents on LGBT issues, such as news articles, from French to English and/or Kiswahili to English. The intern may also have the opportunity to interpret oral interviews in French and/or Kiswahili.