Human Rights Internship

Organizational Description:

Vital Voices Global Partnership (www.vitalvoices.org) is a leading international non-governmental organization committed to working with women throughout the world to provide them with the support and tools that they need to have a positive impact in their communities. Through mentoring programs, leadership trainings, and individualized support, Vital Voices provides credibility, builds capacity, and enhances connections for emerging and established women leaders internationally. At Vital Voices, we believe, and we are proving, that investing in women improves the world.

 

Position Description:

The Vital Voices team is seeking a motivated intern who will support the Human Rights team, which manages Vital Voices’ programs and initiatives to end gender-based violence. The human rights program intern will contribute to multiple aspects of Vital Voices’ programs and initiatives to end gender-based violence through administrative, logistical, research, and programmatic support. This position reports to the Program Coordinator.

 

The internship requires a commitment of 20-40 hours per week. The position is unpaid, but students may receive academic credit for their experience in cooperation with their university. Applications are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer terms, and preference will be given to students who can commit to a full semester. Working remotely is not available for the internship.

 

Benefits:

  • On-the-job training for a variety of skills
  • Professional development opportunities, including regular “lunch and learn” sessions
  • A chance to learn about international advocacy
  • Network with professional advocates in the non-profit sphere
  • Letter of recommendation upon successful completion of the internship

 

Responsibilities:

  • Programmatic support leading up to and following program implementation including data entry, printing and compiling materials, evaluating proposals and sorting survey results
  • Research support
  • Provision of general administrative and organizational support to the human rights team as needed.
  • Other related duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Advanced proficiency or fluency in English required
  • Strong preference for working proficiency or fluency in French, Spanish, Arabic, and/or Russian
  • Demonstrated interest in women’s rights
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills and administrative capabilities
  • Ability to work creatively, independently, and as part of a team

 

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, email the materials listed below to humanrights@vitalvoices.org using “Human Rights Internship – your full name” as the subject line of the message.

Applications must include the following in order to be considered for review:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Availability (for example, if you are available part-time, include the days and times when you could work)
  • Two references (including contact information)

Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 

Vital Voices provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vital Voices complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Vital Voices expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Vital Voices’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.