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Bahrain Watch is an independent not-for-profit organisation registered in the United Kingdom with a network of researchers across five countries in three continents. Our team collaborates with the organisations wider network on cutting-edge technical analysis of data from public and private sources, to generate impacts on the ground in Bahrain and the wider Gulf, and to bring local issues to global attention.

Our investigations have remained focused on four key areas: 1) state surveillance, digital security 2) media and information control 3) policing, arms and security, and 4) public and private corruption related to state funds. The work of our researchers has led to worldwide acclaim, and our members have been recognised as leaders of their respective fields.

We are now looking for passionate, intelligent and dedicated interns for our investigative research platform. Successful applicants will be partnered up with an experienced member of our team concentrating on one of the following key programmes:

  • AmanaTech: Digital security, surveillance and government hacking of activists.
  • Corruption: Investigative research into networks of corruption in the Gulf.
  • Arms: Research into current arms trends in the Gulf.
  • Media and Information: Identify emerging threats against media and free expression both print and online.

Highly desirable:

  • Advanced knowledge of IT systems including web design.
  • Arabic speaker.
  • Prior experience working on the Gulf.

Successful applicants will have:

  • A university degree or working towards a degree. Postgraduates are welcome to apply.
  • Experience in research, particularly investigative research.
  • Passion for the welfare of the vulnerable and dedicated to human rights.
  • Awareness of the Middle East, particularly the Gulf.

Applications have now opened and will close on 1 July 2017. Interviews will take place as applications come in. We are unable to respond to all applicants but we will read every application received. If you do not hear from us by 1 July, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.

Internships will last three months with a review for extension. The role is based in London, although interns will be working remotely. We are flexible and are able to work around university and work shedules. The role will be between 1-3 days per week.

To apply, submit your CV and a one page cover letter to Bill Marczak at [email protected]

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