FALL 2021 ADVOCACY INTERNSHIP
Department: International Advocacy & Litigation
Reporting to: Program Associate, Int’l Advocacy & Litigation
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is seeking an Advocacy Intern to advance the work of the International Advocacy and Litigation team for the Fall of 2021. The internship is a part-time 10-week commitment, from September 6, 2021 to November 12, 2021. Applications are considered and positions are offered on a rolling basis, but preference will be given to applications received by 6pm EST on Friday, June 25, 2021.
Advocacy Intern Responsibilities:
- Assisting in research and drafting of short articles, blog posts, social media posts, and other materials in support of RFKHR’s ongoing cases and focus areas.
- Assisting in planning, developing materials for, and execution of Zoom-based webinars with partner organizations in Africa and Latin America, as-needed.
- Analyzing news articles on impermissible restrictions to civic space flagged by the team, with an eye towards identifying trends and creating public-facing content and advocacy tools.
- Curating Twitter lists for the team’s core issue areas, including civic space and gender-based violence in Latin America.
- Proposing and designing creative advocacy strategies related to international human rights and social justice, and making recommendations on advocacy campaigns to support RFKHR’s ongoing work, the RFK Human Rights Award Laureates and other partners.
- Providing additional support to Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights staff on an as-needed basis.
- Applicants must have completed at least two years of full-time academic study in international relations, communications, or a related field at the start of the internship, and have a well-established interest in human rights.
- The ideal candidate will have an understanding of regional and universal human rights mechanisms, familiarity with Zoom and with Twitter, Facebook, and other social media channels, demonstrated experience in drafting public-facing materials for various audiences, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Spanish language skills are highly desirable but not required.
- Attention to detail, you’re able to scope out errors and willing to fix mistakes.
- Time management, you have the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at once.
- Self-starter with the drive to propose and execute content pieces on their own.
- Flexible, patient, and ability to stay gracious under pressure.
- High level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information.
- Innovative thinking, a willingness to voice opinions, and a strong work ethic are essential.
- Teamwork, you are able to build positive relationships with your colleagues and are willing to help others.
- Inclusive, you’re excited to work with people who have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives from your own.
Availability and Compensation:
- This internship may commence as early as September 6, 2021 and end by November 12, 2021 with a commitment of approximately 15-20 hours per week.
- Interns will receive a $500 monthly stipend and any needed commuting expenses will be covered.
How to Apply:
- Submit your resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to email@example.com with “Your Name + Fall 2021 Advocacy Intern” in the subject heading.
- In your cover letter please include how you heard about this role and why you’re interested in this position.
- Successful writing samples will consist of an approximately 500- 1500 word article, blog post, or other published writing authored by the applicant.
No phone calls please. RFK Human Rights will contact qualified candidates directly.
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Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer and believes we are stronger and more effective by working internally and externally with people of all abilities, diverse backgrounds, and a range of perspectives, particularly those who have historically been marginalized or underrepresented. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We do not discriminate in our hiring practices and in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seek a diverse applicant pool.