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* Spring 2015 Internship positions available! *

Description

The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) welcomes inquiries from those seeking credit and non-credit internship opportunities. We are open to student and non-student applicants, and offer internships to both graduate and undergraduate students.

CWGL’s internships are designed to provide interns with an opportunity for independent learning, growth, and exploration of topics and issues related to the work of the Center. The internships also provide wonderful opportunities to explore, learn and contribute to the global movement for women’s human rights and social justice worldwide

Internships Offered

Program and Advocacy Intern (2 positions open)

You will work on gender-based violence, economic and social rights issues, including country specific events and statistics and policy changes. Intern will be expected to have a basic knowledge of traditional and social media platforms as well. Proficiency in a second language is an asset, such as French and Spanish are an asset, but not required.

Projects and assignments may include:

  • Conducting and compiling research on militarism, gender-based violence, and feminist economic analyses of human rights issues
  • Helping to develop a glossary of gender-based violence, economic and social rights terminology for documents and briefs
  • Monitoring gender-based violence, economic and social rights activism, current events and publications and share on blog site
  • Compile a list of experts on macroeconomics and human rights from feminist perspective at the global, regional and national levels
  • Blogging/updating the links on the CWGL blog

16 Days Campaign Intern (1 position available)

The 16 Days Campaign Intern will be responsible for assisting the Program Coordinator in the implementation of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. This internship requires a highly motivated individual interested in learning the dynamics of transnational activism, militarism, and gender-based violence. Interns must be highly organized, with strong writing skills and the ability to prioritize and assume responsibility for multiple projects. Interns will be expected to have familiarity with common social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, etc.) and will be responsible for updating social media outlets on a daily basis. 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. Proficiency in a second language is an asset, such as French and Spanish are an asset, but not required.

Projects and assignments may include:

  • Supporting development and dissemination of Take Action Kit
  • Conducting research on militarism and linkages with violence against women Archiving
  • Conducting research and identifying concrete instances of violence against women and policy changes, and making them available on the Blog site and Facebook
  • Managing 16 Days Campaign media, including listserve, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, and YouTube
  • Innovating new 16 Days social media platforms
  • Identifying new partners
  • Planning events
  • Inputting data

Communications Intern (1 position available)

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 most prominently Facebook, for updates, news, resources, appeals, statements, etc. In addition to the social media work, the intern will also assist with database 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 are an asset, but not required.

Projects and assignments may include:

  • 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)
  • Update working guide for future social media interns on how to maintain CWGL’s pages on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Draft press releases, blogs and/or articles about CWGL and its programs

Researcher

This intern will work directly with the Executive Director. The researcher will be required to conduct research and analysis and draft documents related to economic and social rights, gender based violence and militarism, and emerging issues related to women’s rights and social justice, including United Nations advocacy. The intern may also be asked to conduct research resource mobilization.

Additional tasks may include assisting the Executive Director in ongoing scholarly research. The intern should have strong writing, research, and analytical skills. Preference will be given to graduate students. Proficiency in a second language is an asset, such as French and Spanish are an asset but not required.

Eligibility and How to Apply 

Both undergraduate and graduate students as well as non-students are eligible to apply for CWGL internships. All internships are unpaid. Please, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following materials:

A completed Application Form, a resume and cover letter indicating your interest, skills and accomplishments, and 3 references (name and email contact), along with details about your availability (start/end dates and days/week).

In the subject line please include your Last, First Name - Internship Title (example: West, Sam - 16 Days Campaign Program Intern - Spring Term)

Deadlines

Internships are available throughout the calendar year, and specifically during the Fall/Autumn, Spring, and Summer academic sessions. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

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