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China Labor Watch

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Part-time Labor Rights Researcher 

China Labor Watch (CLW) is an independent not-for-profit organization. In the past twenty years, CLW has collaborated with unions, labor organizations, and the media to conduct hundreds of in-depth assessments of labor conditions in Chinese factories that produce toys, bikes, shoes, furniture, clothing, and electronics for some of the largest international brand corporations. CLW’s New York office creates reports from these investigations, educates the international community on supply chain labor issues, and pressures corporations to improve conditions for workers. CLW also trains workers and operates a worker hotline in China that has handled nearly 6,000 cases since 2010. 

CLW is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant who will be responsible for researching and monitoring workers’ conditions in China, and documenting labor violations through online research and analysis. The Research Assistant will prepare special reports on the situation of China’s workers and on selected workers’ issues. The successful candidate should also expect to engage in some translation tasks as assigned.

Flexible work arrangements are negotiable. Remote work from home allowed during Covid-19. This position may become full-time in the future.

Status: Part time, starting from approximately 15 hours per week.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Native-level fluency in Chinese and English.
  • Ability to identify, research, analyze, and effectively communicate important labor rights developments in China.
  • Strong expertise in labor rights, economic justice or human rights.
  • Knowledge of and experience working in international human rights organizations.
  • Commitment to China Labor Watch’s mission and goals.
  • An advanced degree in law, human rights, political science, sociology, or a related field is preferred.

To Apply:

Please apply immediately or by July 15, 2021 with a letter of interest and a resume in Chinese and English. You can also visit www.chinalaborwatch.org to learn more about CLW.

 

Program Intern

China Labor Watch (CLW) is an independent not-for-profit organization. In the past twenty years, CLW has collaborated with unions, labor organizations, and the media to conduct hundreds of in-depth assessments of labor conditions in Chinese factories that produce toys, bikes, shoes, furniture, clothing, and electronics for some of the largest international brand corporations. CLW’s New York office creates reports from these investigations, educates the international community on supply chain labor issues, and pressures corporations to improve conditions for workers. CLW also trains workers and operates a worker hotline in China that has handled nearly 6,000 cases since 2010. 

Duties

We are seeking a motivated individual that is interested in assisting CLW with current programs as well as developing new programs. In a small NGO like CLW, interns will have an ample opportunity to learn and actively participate in various aspects of our work. The intern will assist CLW with research and Chinese-English/English-Chinese translations, including for CLW investigative reports and other materials. The intern will carry out other tasks under the direction of the executive director and program coordinator, including seeking out and applying for funding opportunities, correspondence, research, and other tasks. The intern will be asked to assist in administrative tasks when necessary.

Qualifications

Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable, with a strong interest in workers’ human rights. Oral and written fluency in Chinese and proficiency in English is a must. Translation experience is desirable. Interest in Chinese labor issues is also desirable.

Time Commitment & Application Deadlines

28 hours (4 days) per week for 4 months. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. CLW will offer a monthly stipend of $600 to qualified interns with work permit. Due to COVID-19, interns will be working remotely.

School Credit

We can also work with interns so they can obtain academic credit or outside funding.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter (in Chinese and English) and resume to clw@chinalaborwatch.org. We will follow-up with applicants. Please no phone calls.

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