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).
Elizabeth Hamilton is a junior majoring in African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL) studying Arabic and Swahili. Having worked as an ASL interpreter since 2003, she hopes to follow her love of languages and cultures into a career interpreting both signed and oral languages. Elizabeth is one of CWGL’s 2015-2016 UN Youth Representatives and has begun working on the administrative side of CWGL. Upon graduation, she seeks to blend her love of language interpretation and her passion for activism into a career in which she can advocate for racial/linguistic minorities and one day interpret for the UN.
Kristin Licciardello is a senior double majoring in Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science. She is currently interning for the Post-2015 Women’s Coalition in hopes of learning more about the framework of international networking and advocacy for gender equality. She hopes to continue her education at a university in the Middle East so she can better her Arabic and ultimately hopes to work with LGBT youth in the region.
Hayley Cannizzo is a graduate from Indiana University were she received a Bachelors in French and International Studies with a concentration in women’s rights and culture and the arts. Since graduating, Hayley has worked in the South of France as an English language teacher and has past experience advocating and promoting equal education and right’s for children. She hopes to pursue a career in which she may combine her love for culture, language, advocacy and education. This summer Hayley is working as a 16 Days Campaign intern at CWGL and hopes to gain more experience campaigning while expanding her knowledge of advocacy.
Taylor Hart-McGonigle is a rising junior at The College of New Jersey. She is a double major in International Studies with a specialization in the Middle East and a self-designed major entitled Public Policy with a concentration in Gender Studies. Additionally, she has a minor in Arabic Language. Taylor is currently working as a 16 Days Campaign intern where she hopes to discover more about the impact of militarism on gender-based violence and the status of women throughout the world. She hopes to continue her education and mission of advocacy through attending law school upon graduation.