Location: Washington, D.C.
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Freedom House seeks an intern to support the Lifeline Embattled CSO Assistance Fund, a consortium of 7 INGOs that provides emergency financial assistance to civil society organizations (CSOs) under threat for their human rights work and provides rapid response advocacy grants to respond to broader threats to civil society and freedom of association and assembly. The Lifeline Consortium is led by Freedom House, and is supported by a donor steering committee of 18 governments and two foundations.
The intern will provide support for the administrative, logistical and programmatic aspects for Lifeline. She/he will have the opportunity to assist the Lifeline team to counter the rising trend of closing civic space and threats to civil society leaders and human rights defenders. Anticipated learning outcomes include an understanding of how human rights advocacy is coordinated among international NGOs; how digital security techniques can be utilized in the human rights field; practical administrative, logistical, and programmatic skills to help implement a large-scale grant and sub-grant program; understanding of financial and budgetary oversight; and qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation techniques. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Program Manager for the Lifeline Program.
Duties and Responsibilities
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations will 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 that 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.
Successful candidates will be applying for this unpiad intership as part of an established colleague/graduate school intership program. A fixed stipend for travel cost will be available .