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 double majoring in African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL) and Africana Studies with a minor in International and Global Studies. Along with having fluency in American Sign Language, she is currently studying Arabic and French. Elizabeth has worked as an ASL interpreter since 2009 and 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.
Jessie Chen is currently taking a leave of absence from the doctoral program in disability and diversity of University of Kansas. She is applying to graduate programs in social and political theory, and she hopes to obtain a PhD in this field. Her hopes is to analyze and critique social injustice and inequality in the future.
Maegan Kae Sunaz is a Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences junior majoring in political science and women's and gender studies. She is an Institute for Women's Leadership scholar eager to learn more about human rights issues in CWGL.
Na-Yeon Park is a junior majoring in Political Science and Chinese with minors in International and Global Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. Na-Yeon is an Institute for Women's Leadership Scholar, an Eagleton Undergraduate Associate and an American Association of University Women (AAUW) National Student Advisory Council member. She received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State in 2015 to support her Mandarin studies in China, exposing her to a different culture, politics and community. Upon her return from China, Na-Yeon further realized how much she wanted to commit to a career in foreign service, and applying her three language skills--Korean, English and Mandarin-- in the workplace to contribute in strengthening international peace, security and diplomacy.
N'Zinga King is a sophomore majoring in Exercise Sciece with a minor in Psychology. She hopes to one day become a Physical Therapst working either with children or trauma patients. N'Zinga is a Douglass woman and holds a work study position here at the 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.
Omaima Siddiqui is a sophomore majoring in Accounting at the Rutgers Business School. She is a part of Douglass Residential and began working at CWGL fall semester of 2015 as a communications intern. She has a strong interest in human rights and social justice and hopes working at CWGL will educate her more on these issues. She plans to incorporate what she learns at CWGL in to her later life and career.