Organizations and individuals around the world have worked tirelessly to amplify the voices of survivors and stop rape. Founded in 2012, The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict is the first- ever global collaboration of Nobel Peace Laureates, international advocacy organizations, and experts working to end sexual violence in conflict. With over 5,000 members, the Campaign is working to unite us into a powerful and coordinated effort for change.
The International Campaign seeks a Spring 2018 intern wishing to gain direct experience in the coordination activities of the Steering Committee and the retention projects of a growing international coalition. The internship is ideal for someone looking for a career in international advocacy, human rights, organizational management, or journalism.
Campaign interns may be responsible for helping to coordinate the meetings and activities of the International Campaign’s Steering Committee, as well as assist in the development of strategic partnerships with grassroots human rights defenders, NGOs, and journalists. Interns may also assist with the editing and drafting of original web-based content, track relevant news stories on human rights violations around the world, and compile reports published by Campaign members from around the world.
This unpaid internship is part-time (flexible scheduling) and is remotely based, so applications from all over the world are accepted. Interns report to the Campaign’s Director and meet with Campaign coordinators via phone or Skype on a regular basis. They will also have the opportunity to join Steering Committee meetings and Campaign events throughout the year. The internship will last 10-12 weeks and commence in March.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program; specializing in human rights, international development/relations, public policy, law, or related field preferred but not required.
- Exceptional analytical, writing, and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Willingness to work with graphic visual and written content.
- Creativity and problem-solving skills.
- Fluency in English is required, knowledge of others languages is preferred; especially French, Arabic, Italian, Kiswahili, Lingala, Spanish, or Chinese.
- Demonstrated interest in and commitment to advocacy, including sexual violence in conflict.
- Mature judgement and a strong sense of integrity.
Please send your resume and a cover letter (in PDF format) to email@example.com. Include “Campaign Intern 2018” in the subject line. Please include in your cover letter the number of weekly hours you would be able to commit to the internship. The deadline to apply is February 23rd and applications are considered on a rolling basis.