Internships at CWGL
The Center for Women’s Global Leadership welcomes applications from highly motivated individuals interested in learning the dynamics of transnational activism, economic and gender justice and a world where human rights for all are respected and enjoyed. Interns will be challenged to find new ways of reaching CWGL’s constituencies in a globalized community and expanding advocacy and viewership to new audiences. Undergraduates and graduates are encouraged to apply, with the ideal candidate possessing the following skills:
- Demonstrated interest (academic, extracurricular, previous jobs) concerned with social justice, gender equality, or economic and social issues
- Highly organized, with strong writing skills and the ability to prioritize and assume responsibility for multiple projects.
- Has initiative, quick understanding of complex issues, and able to engage in independent learning, growth, and exploration of topics and issues related to the work of the Center
- Has familiarity with common social media platforms
- Has a positive, can-do attitude
Interns are required to spend a minimum of 10-12 hours a week, though at least 3 days a week is suggested in order encourage integration with staff and to allow for greater exposure to the full range of goings-on at the Center and with allies.
Program and Advocacy Intern
As an intern at CWGL you will work on issues of gender-based violence and economic and social rights, including country specific events and statistics and policy changes. The intern will be expected to have a basic knowledge of traditional and social media platforms and may be responsible for updating social media outlets. Proficiency in a second language is an asset, such as French and Spanish, but not required.
Projects and assignments have included:
- Conducting and compiling research on militarism, gender-based violence, and feminist economic analyses of human rights issues
- Monitoring gender-based violence, economic and social rights activism, current events and publications and creating resources
- Blogging and producing content in coordination with others
- Assisting in the implementation of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign through development and dissemination of the Take Action Kit, working with Campaign participants, and helping to plan events
- Managing 16 Days Campaign media, including list serve, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, and YouTube
The Communications intern is responsible for developing and maintaining CWGL’s social media presence. CWGL engages a variety of social media tools, including Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Facebook, for updates, news, resources, appeals, statements, etc. In addition to the social media work, the intern will also assist with press release writing, appeals, statements, and database upkeep and website content development. The intern will work with the Communications Director. Proficiency in a second language is an asset, such as French and Spanish, but not required.
Projects and assignments have included:
- Monitor news, announcements, resources, appeals, statements, etc. from CWGL and organizations working on women’s rights and economic and social rights to post on CWGL’s various social media networks
- Promote CWGL and partner events, specifically the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign (November 25-December 10)
- Draft press releases, blogs and/or articles about CWGL and its programs
How to Apply
In the subject line please include your Last, First Name - Internship Title (example: West, Sam - Program and Advocacy Intern - Spring Term).
Danielle Bouza is a senior majoring in Journalism and Media Studies with a minor in Business Administration. She is a Peer Academic Leader for the Global Village at Douglass Residential College. Her experiences as a Douglass woman have inspired her to become an advocate for social justice and she aspires to a career in college student affairs. She hopes to combine her love of learning and social justice to provide future college students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds with opportunities to flourish academically, professionally and personally.
Zahra Bukhari is a junior majoring in Visual Arts with a double concentration in Design and Print from Mason Gross School of the Arts. She is also pursuing a minor in Gender and Media through the School of Communication and Information. Zahra is also an Institute for Women’s Leadership Scholar as well as part of the Douglass Residential College. Her other academic interests include Islamic studies, art history and media studies. Through her internship at CWGL, Zahra intends to strengthen her skills in design and creativity as well as engage in conversation and collaboration. She also hopes to further her knowledge in gender equity and women’s rights on a global scale.
Kai Durant is a double major in Sociology and Women & Gender Studies. She hopes to get a Master’s degree in social work, where she can create change at a local level by working in the community. Kai is part of the SAS Honors Program and is a Douglass woman. She is excited to expand her knowledge of human rights and social justice by interning at CWGL.
N'Zinga King is a junior majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology. She hopes to one day become an Occupational Therapist working either with children or trauma patients. N'Zinga is a Douglass woman and holds a work study position here at CWGL. She has a strong interest in social justice and human rights, and is planning to later apply what she learns here to improve her treatment of future patients.