Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program Seeks Intern

Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. Yahoo! is built on the principles of open access to information and user trust. They believe that access to information fundamentally improves lives and advances human rights around the world.

The Business & Human Rights Program (BHRP) at Yahoo! was officially launched in May of 2008 to help 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.

Position:  Legal Intern: Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program
Location:  Miami, FL
Compensation: Paid
Approximate Internship Period: May – September 2013
Hours: Approximately 40 hours/week 

The BHRP is looking for a passionate, brilliant, hard-working intern, who plays well with others and is 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)

-Source, develop and edit content about the intersection of human rights and technology for the BHRP website

-Assist with Yahoo!’s third-party assessment and other public reporting on Yahoo!’s commitments to free expression and privacy

-Assist with the preparation and planning of internal and external events related to the BHRP

-Assist with the preparation of employee human rights trainings for international, senior audiences

-Update and maintain BHRP internal database

-Conduct research on grievance and remedy mechanisms related to human rights

-Perform administrative tasks, as determined by BHRP priorities

For additional information on job qualifications and how to apply, please see Symplicity Posting ID #11062 .