The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) welcomes applications from highly motivated individuals interested in a world where human rights for all are respected and enjoyed. The Program Intern will assist in the Center’s programmatic work in the areas of ending gender-based violence in the world of work, and women, peace and security and provide support to the Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR) program.
Encouraged to apply are graduate students and well qualified Junior and Senior year undergraduates with strong researh skills for an internship with CWGL for the Spring 2019. This internship will have the student work on projects and assignments supporting CWGL’s Senior Director of Program & Global Advocacy, which may include one or more of the following activities:
- Conducting and compiling research on issues relating to women, peace and security and gender-based violence in the world of work.
- Background research and writing for publications and various advocacy tools.
- Reviewing international human rights reports and preparing synopses on thematic issues.
- Background research for and drafting website content and other communications pieces, including op-eds.
- Monitoring relevant global and national issues and current events and trends relating to CWGL’s priority areas.
- Developing content for FAR's newsletter and website.
- Coordinating FAR's list serves and social media accounts.
- Providing administrative and logistical support to program initiatives including relevant events and meetings.
Required Skills, Competencies and Experience:
- Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and assume responsibility for multiple projects.
- Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.
- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve the Center’s goals.
- Able to engage in independent learning, growth, and exploration of topics and issues related to the work of the Center, able to take initiative and have a quick understanding of complex issues.
- Strong written communication skills.
- Excellent research, writing and analytical skills
- Demonstrated interest (academic, extracurricular, previous jobs) in feminist advocacy, social justice, gender equality, economic and social issues
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
- Academic background in law, political science, sociology, international relations, gender studies, or related fields.
- Experience and/or strong understanding of human rights research and advocacy with a gender lens.
- Demonstrated interest (academic, extracurricular, previous jobs) in women’s human rights, feminist advocacy, social justice, gender equality, economic and social issues.
- Visual communications experience and familiarity with social media platforms.
- Some global experience
- Proficiency in a second language is an asset, but it is not required.
Proficiency in a second language is an asset, but not required. Interns should be able to spend a minimum of 15 hours a week in the office. This is a paid internship.
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