LAC Spring Internship

Location: Washington, DC - US
Job Code: 946
# of Openings: 1

Description

Freedom House  promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists.  We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit.  With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Intern will provide logistical, research, and administrative support to the Latin America programs. She/he will have the opportunity to gain experience in program administration and development, and writing on topics pertaining to human rights issues in the region. The position is based in Washington, DC and the intern will report to the Director for Latin America programs.

Intern positions are temporary, generally lasting a full semester.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university during the semester of the internship
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both verbally and in writing
  • Interest in human rights and democracy-related issues in Latin America
  • Excellent Internet research and writing skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times

 

SOME DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor and report on key events in Latin America, and prepare summaries of issues including elections, status of relevant legislation, and other topics as needed
  • Assist in the creation of press releases, media alerts, and social media
  • Assist with budget tracking, reimbursements, and financial reports
  • Prepare briefs and literature reviews to be used for proposal narratives
  • Assist in the preparation of public events and private meetings
  • Attend local events on relevant issues and provide readout to team members
  • Other related duties as assigned

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Disclaimer  : This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job.  It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks  and duties.  The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Freedom House may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.

 

Qualified and Interested Applicants:

We invite qualified candidates  to  complete  an online application and submit a resume and cover letter.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions  need  apply.

EOE M/F/D/V

 





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