Location: Washington, DC
Time Period: June-August 2012, part-time (3 days per week, 10 weeks)
The intern will assist the Migration and Trafficking program on the following topics:
- Migrant worker rights, human trafficking, and forced labor: Work with the Senior Specialist and other program staff on developing Solidarity Center materials related to these issues. The intern will conduct research on these issues for policy papers and other publications. In addition, the intern will assist with updating the Solidarity Center website page on these issues and will provide assistance with Solidarity Center responsibilities in various human trafficking and migrant worker coalitions. The intern may assist with possible programs on these issues.
- Domestic workers: The intern will work with Washington, DC based program staff to conduct research and develop materials to support Solidarity Center’s work on domestic worker rights.
- Grant writing research: The intern will work with Washington, DC based program staff to develop background materials that will be used in future grant solicitations to donors.
- Review, edit, and write portions of reports.
- Carry out research from primary and secondary sources, including Internet research.
- Attend and/or assist with meetings, workshops, and seminars on topics relevant to our work.
- Prepare briefing materials on relevant topics.
- Demonstrated excellent writing skills.
- Good qualitative and quantitative research skills.
- Very good computer skills including word processing and Excel.
- Ability to meet deadlines, work under short deadlines, and turn assignments around quickly.
- Familiarity with economic development issues.
- Basic background knowledge on migration and trafficking issues.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Good judgment and ability to think creatively.
Deadline: Applications are being accepted until February 24.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (3-5 pages) to Solidarity Center Internship Coordinator Nalishha Mehta at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the specific internship you are applying for in your cover letter as well as whether you will be able to earn academic credit or funding through your university/college/foundation. Please note that earning academic credit or funding is a requirement of the internship. If you are applying for more than one internship, please submit a separate application for each internship. Please no telephone calls. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted