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Science for Human Rights Fellow at Amnesty International USA (AIUSA)
AIUSA’s Crisis Prevention and Response team is seeking early-career candidates for a fellowship with the Science for Human Rights program. Working with staff, the fellow will pursue a limited number of projects involving the use of “geospatial technologies,” broadly defined, or more traditional media or social media.
Ideal candidates will have demonstrated interest in the use of mapping and/or remote sensing tools for social causes, and will have some foundation in the practical application of these tools for research, advocacy, or campaigning purposes. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in some technical aspect of mapping design, remote sensing, change detection, programming, graphic design, or media production.
Successful applicants will demonstrate how residence with AIUSA’s Science for Human Rights program will benefit their studies or professional development, and priority consideration will be given to applicants who are likely to use skills developed over the course of the fellowship for some social good in future professional or academic enterprises.
Fellows will be expected to complete some significant project or series of projects employing new or non-traditional technologies or methods for some function of human rights defense, and will be expected to periodically present their work in public fora. Fellows will be strongly encouraged to pursue projects that allow them to publish their work, or otherwise gather recognition for activities pursued in residence.
Fellows will benefit from access to Amnesty International’s growing wealth of expertise on the use of new tools for human rights research and campaigning, and will have access to support from the Crisis team’s staff and interns.
Fellowships may range from one month to three months, depending on the time required of the fellow to pursue proposed projects, with a starting date as soon as possible, and no later than Sept 15. The fellow will be based in AIUSA’s Washington DC office for the whole of the fellowship period.
A stipend will be provided.
Please send resumes and coverletter to crisis [at] aiusa.org