(FH) 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 and With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support
Freedom House seeks an intern for its Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) that supports human rights defenders (HRDs) targeted for their work. Since 2007, Freedom House has provided emergency assistance to more, in over . This assistance reaches frontline activists at their moment of greatest need. EAP provides financial assistance to improve HRDs, physical security, including for temporary relocation and other security-related expenses. EAP also provide small, short-term emergency grants for medical expenses (including psycho-social care), legal representation, prison visits, trial monitoring, humanitarian assistance, equipment replacement if confiscated and dependent support if family is at imminent risk because of a HRD’s work.
The intern will provide support for the logistical, programmatic and administrative aspects for the Emergency Assistance Program, with a special focus on the Eurasia region. 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.
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.
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.
We invite qualified candidates to complete an online application and submit a resume and
Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need to 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.