Position Description

Dignity for All Intern
Location Washington, DC - US
Job Code 827
# of Openings 1
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Dignity for All Intern 

Location: Washington, D.C. 


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.


Position Summary

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.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student; graduate student preferred
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in human rights
  • Proficiency in a second language is preferred, especially Arabic, French, Russian or Spanish
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with program team
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing, and organizational skills
  • Experience with preparing financial documents preferred
  • Experience handling sensitive information in a secure and confidential manner preferred
  • Experience with graphic design is a plus


Some Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support for the administrative, logistical, and programmatic aspects of project implementation
  • Provide research assistance for program implementation
  • Assist with editing/writing program materials, including external communications and promotional materials
  • Prepare financial forms and contracts as needed
  • Maintain secure files and databases
  • Monitor news sites, blogs, and social media sites and develop Dignity-related updates
  • Communicate via secure email, chat, and VoIP with NGO partners and local activists
  • Assist with organizing events and meetings in DC and abroad related to FH programs
  • Other related duties as assigned



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.