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Development & Outreach Intern

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San Francisco, CA, USA

The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking an intern for the San Francisco office to be available part-time from September 2019 to December 2019. This internship is ideal for individuals interested in gaining experience within a small office of a large, well-organized, international non-profit organization. They will gain knowledge of the organization's priority human rights issues and build skills in fundraising, event planning, and data management.

Internships are unpaid. However, students may be able to arrange academic credit, as Human Rights Watch internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by HRW staff, and interaction with other US and international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements. 

Students will also have opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, professional development workshops, and/or special events relating to human rights, as well as network with other HRW interns, volunteers, and employees. As an HRW intern, students will take skills acquired in school and apply them in a professional setting.

Areas of Responsibility: 

The intern will learn and be exposed to:

  • Building donor and partner relationships;
  • Drafting letters, marketing materials, and communications;
  • Coordinating support for local advocacy issues;
  • Using the Raiser’s Edge database; and
  • Organizing and executing outreach events and initiatives.

Other tasks may be assigned as the opportunity arises and matches the intern’s interests and abilities.

Educational Background: 
Applicants must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student for the duration of the internship term.
  • Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in human rights.
  • Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, internet applications) are required. Experience with fundraising and event planning is desirable.

Organization Info

Human Rights Watch

New York, NY, United States
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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 4 2019
Active Until: 
Sep 4 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Human Rights Watch