Sunday, July 24, 2016

Yahoo Global Public Policy Fellowship in Business & Human Rights

Yahoo seeking graduate students for its Global Public Policy Fellowship in Business & Human Rights
Yahoo's Global Public Policy Fellowship in Business & Human Rights is entering its second year, and it is looking for dedicated, creative graduate students to apply for the summer of 2017.

The Business and Human Rights Program (BHRP) launched at Yahoo in 2008 to help integrate human rights decision-making into business operations and to further support individuals' right to privacy and free expression. The Fellowship contributes to this Program by working to develop and drive its internal and external strategies by taking into consideration the human rights impact of policies and laws. The Fellow will work directly with the head of the Program and with the Legal Counsel, Business and Human Rights under a mentorship; it will also work with a cross-functional team of senior employees to build and support various components of the Program. Further responsibilities include, inter alia, engagement and support with external stakeholders, assist with responses to external assessments regarding human rights practices, conducting research/writing on human rights and technology, assist in the preparation and delivery of human rights trainings to Yahoo employees, and perform administrative tasks.

Fellows will work in-house: New York City; Washington, D.C., or Sunnyvale, CA for up to 40 hours/week. Alongside a passion for promoting human rights, interested applicants must have their graduate degree in progress; demonstrate commitment or experienced in a relevant field (i.e., law, policy, human rights) preferably in the technology sector; hold superior organizational, research, and communication skills, and have a strong experience working in cross-functional, multi-national settings. A GPA of 3.5 is required, and international work or study experience and fluency in a foreign language are preferred.

For more information on the position and to apply, click here.

Crossposted from Human Rights Program - University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota, 214 Social Sciences, 267 19th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
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