Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, 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 .
The Freedom House led Dignity for All: Emergency Assistance Program is a consortium of eight international and regional organizations that provides emergency financial assistance, advocacy funding, and security support to human rights defenders and civil society organizations under threat or attack due to their work for LGBTI rights.
The Intern will provide support for the administrative, logistical and programmatic aspects of Dignity for All. They will have the opportunity to assist the Dignity team to respond proactively to threats and opportunities in LGBTI movements throughout the world. Anticipated learning outcomes include an increased knowledge and understanding of: global LGBTI movements; the process of providing emergency financial assistance to human rights defenders; the coordination of an international NGO consortium; digital security techniques; practical administrative, logistical, and programmatic implementation of a large scale grant; monitoring and evaluation techniques for a large-scale grant. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Program Manager of Dignity for All.
Some 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 unpaid internship as part of an established colleague/graduate school internship program. A fixed stipend for travel cost will be available.