The International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific) is a feminist, Global South, international women’s rights organisation, seeking to achieve gender equality and ensure protection of women’s human rights, through the progressive interpretation and implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Applications accepted on a rolling basis
Our internship programme offers successful applicants the opportunity to learn more about women’s human rights issues, CEDAW and related treaty bodies. Interns will also be able to gain skills in the areas of research and advocacy. As much as possible, we try to provide interns with a chance to gain hands-on experience by being involved in our trainings.
Interns are expected to contribute to areas of work relevant to the objectives and strategies of the organisation. This may involve the intern developing position papers on various issues relating to women’s rights; undertaking research, collation and analysis of cases and principles; and contributing to trainings/meetings/consultations in various ways. For examples of intern experiences at IWRAW Asia Pacific, see these blog posts from the Castan Centre: 2020 | 2019 | 2018
Applicants are requested to indicate a preference for interning in one or more of the following areas:
- Countering right-wing regression
- Interrogating borders and their impact on women’s human rights
- Reframing environmental justice as a feminist issue
- Amplifying voices, redefining value and enhancing visibility of women workers
- Transforming economics and development through a feminist approach
We welcome interns of all nationalities, especially from the Global South. Until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control, all internships will be conducted remotely. Interns will receive a small stipend of RM200 per month.
To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and two or three writing samples to email@example.com, indicating when and for how long you would be available to intern with us.