Tag Archives: human rights

Civil Society Innovation Project Internship

Rights CoLab advances human rights by fostering collaboration among experts across the fields of civil society, technology, business, and finance. Together we build new ways of organizing civic engagement and leveraging markets to improve the impact, resilience, and sustainability of human rights initiatives.

Rights CoLab is looking for two interns to assist in work on Mapping Civil Society Innovation to Advance Human Rights project. The interns will be advised and supervised by program officer Eleonora Davidyan, a Russian human rights lawyer who is supporting Civil Society programs at Rights CoLab, as well as by co-founder of Rights CoLab Edwin Rekosh, who has taught Human Rights Law and Development for 20 years at Columbia Law School.

Responsibilities include:

Desk research, analysis, and writing:

  • Identify potential content providers;
  • Identify initiatives for case studies;
  • Draft selected case studies according to an existing template.

Contribution to other program initiatives is encouraged.

Work remotely.

Qualifications: Interns should be familiar with Human Rights concepts and the work of NGOs. Graduate students preferred.

Time commitment: The internship requires a part-time commitment of 120 hours. The internship starts ASAP and lasts 12 weeks or longer.

Compensation: Those eligible to work in the US will be compensated at $15 per hour. Other applicants will be considered if they are eligible for academic credit.

Application process: Please submit your Resume/CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this internship to info@rightscolab.org with the subject heading “Internship, Civil Society Innovation.”

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Migrant Justice: Supporting Vermont Migrant Farm Workers and Their Families

WHERE: Ilsley Public Library Community Meeting Room, Middlebury

WHEN: Tuesday, March 19, 7:00-8:30pm

Representatives from Vermont Migrant Justice will be speaking at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on March 19 at 7:00pm, hosted by the Middlebury Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The public is welcome to attend and learn about the struggle of migrant farmworkers in Addison County and throughout the state.

Migrant Justice is a grassroots farmworker-led organization building the voice, capacity, and power of the farmworker community and engaging community partners to organize for economic justice and human rights. Migrant farmworkers in Vermont have developed a human rights map which guides their campaign work from access to transportation and healthcare, to freedom from discrimination to just and dignified living and working conditions through their Milk with Dignity Program. This is an important and timely program that will provide our community with much-needed information about our neighbors and how we can support them and advocate for their human rights.

New Jobs/Internship Resource in Advocacy, Communications & Public Affairs – Check It Out OFTEN

Just posted a new Top Resource on the Social Impact site which features LOTS of job opportunities and is regularly updated called:


Here are a few featured that I cherry-picked from the last few days related to social impact opportunities:

Urban Institute

The International Council for Clean Transportation has just shared these with us:

Rescue – The Behavior Change Agency

Behavior/social marketing agency Rescue seeks Field Organizing Fellow to drive implementation of youth-targeted tobacco control and nutrition/obesity prevention policy campaigns across Virginia – significant travel required.

Obama Foundation

American Institutes for Research – Communications Assistant/Intern – Summer 2019 – suited for candidates currently seeking a degree in such fields as communications, graphic design, technical communication & marketing.

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for & serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – and your place in this worthy enterprise could be Communications Associate, Media & Public Relations .

E-bike & -scooter sharing outfit Lime is seeking a Community Affairs Manager with 3+ years community organizing, political campaign field org.

Fresh opportunities with the Human Rights Campaign:

Food & Water Watch – Communications Coordinator – $40k-$45k – experience in communications or politics, preferably linked to issue campaigns, and proven ability to place stories in traditional media outlets sought.

The Marshall Legacy Institute, a group helping remove landmines & returning war-scarred territories to a measure of stability, seeks part-time Marketing & Development Intern (pdf) for a Feb.-Aug. 2019 term of duty – $12-$15/hr – more info here

Pew Research Center – Intern, Global Migration & Demography – Summer 2019 – paid position – strong quantitative skills with proficiency in STATA, SPSS, or R required