Interns will be asked to spend 8-12 weeks working part-time in WAW’s Washington, DC office. Interns will work closely with WAW’s Washington, DC, New York, and Afghanistan office staff throughout the program. The internship program is designed to expose students and recent graduates to human rights advocacy, development, and international relations in a non-government organization, as well as to assist interns in honing their research, writing, public policy, and networking skills.
Primary intern responsibilities Include:
- Conducting research for staff;
- Tracking and providing analysis of legislation and policy;
- Drafting organizational updates on the current situation in Afghanistan and the rights of Afghan women and girls;
- Contributing to staff and partner meetings;
- Crafting editing press releases;
- Assisting with database management;
- Attending networking and professional events in downtown DC; and
- Performing administrative tasks, as assigned.
Ideal candidates possess the following attributes:
- A passion for human rights and gender equality;
- A background in political science, public policy, public relations, pre-law, non-profits, and/or marketing;
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
- Meticulous attention to detail;
- A positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills;
- Ability to participate in a collaborative work environment, and also work independently; and
- Legal eligibility to work in the United States.
Interested applicants should submit a resume; cover letter; unofficial transcript; and brief writing sample.
Applications will be accepted and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. .
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This internship is unpaid, but may be completed for undergraduate or graduate credit.