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4 Paid Human Rights Internships in Washington DC and New York


AndACTION Internship

AndACTION is currently accepting applications for a paid internship position at their office in San Francisco, Los Angeles or Washington, D.C., in the United States. The internship will be responsible for posting content to the project’s social media accounts and engaging with followers online. In addition, the individual will keep track of story lines from major television shows that relate to topics like marriage equality, social justice and immigration and will develop memes based on these topics. Blogging and administrative duties are also among the job descriptions.

To qualify for the internship, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or be in their last trimester or semester of college. In addition, the candidate should have at least 3 to 6 months of office work experience or have already completed a full-time internship with another employer or organization.

Rule of Law Index Fall/Winter 2016 Internships – QRQ

The World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index is in need of two individuals to serve as interns for the fall and winter of 2016. Both positions will be located at the organization’s office in Washington, DC, and require fluency in both English and Spanish. The interns will be responsible for researching practitioners and legal experts to participate in a survey of Mexico. Job functions also include data entry, maintaining a database and overseeing the collection of data from completed surveys. In addition, the internships will assist with preparing data for presentations and meetings.

To qualify for the internship, applicants must currently be enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Recent graduates with evidence of strong research skills may also be considered.

Paid Communications Internship (NCRP)

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy is currently accepting candidates for an internship position that will last for one year at their office in Washington, D.C. This paid position will involve email marketing and managing the email database to remove invalid addresses. In addition, the intern will be responsible for tracking mentions in the media, conducting media research and updating social media accounts. Managing the organization’s website, blogging, data entry, record keeping and PowerPoint creation are additional job duties.

Individuals who are interested in the internship must show evidence of having strong writing and oral communication skills and experience working with email marketing software, Adobe software programs and WordPress. Current graduate students or recent graduates with bachelor’s degrees in graphic design, journalism, marketing, communications or public relations are preferred.

Communications Internship (WhyHunger)

The global non-profit organization WhyHunger is currently searching for a qualified individual for a Communications internship position at their office in New York City, New York. A paid position, the internship involves 21 hours of work per week and focuses primarily on managing the organization’s communications campaigns, which include social media and email campaigns. The individual will also be responsible for managing the organization’s photo sharing library and blog and completing administrative tasks and other office duties as assigned.

While there are no specific education or work requirements, those who wish to be considered for the position should have some experience, training or education in the field of graphic design, journalism or communications. Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are required.

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