Friday, January 3, 2014

INTERNSHIP OPEN: 2014 Peace Fellow Assistant, The Advocacy Project, DC

    The Advocacy Project (AP), 2201 P St., NW, Washington, DC, 20037
Start date:
    January 16, 2014 (flexible)
Application deadline:
    January 20, 2014
Organization: The Advocacy Project (AP) helps marginalized communities to produce social change. This is done by partnering with advocates from the communities themselves. We strongly believe that change must start with those who are directly affected by abuse. AP recruits graduate students (Peace Fellows) to help partners develop information tools and launch campaigns. AP partners can expect to produce information, and develop a network, within as little as three months. More often than not, they will then take action and claim their rights. This, to AP, is the start of social change

Job description: AP is seeking a part-time Peace Fellow Assistant to work in our Washington office in preparation for the 2014 Fellowship Program. Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director this position provides administrative and outreach support to the Washington Head Quarters. This internship is for anyone who relishes a challenge and wants to support advocates for peace. The Peace Fellow Assistant will support the Deputy Director to recruit summer Fellows for 2014; post job descriptions; respond to fellowship inquiries; facilitate on-campus informational sessions; update the website; track and file all fellow applications; assist with interviews; disseminate information for fellow alumni; help to design and organize the fellowship training sessions; contribute to bulletins; prepare training materials and manual; assist with Advocacy Quilt exhibitions; and help to maintain all social media sites. This is an unpaid position, school credit available.

Qualifications: There are no geographic or nationality restrictions. Education requirements are a 4-year degree. The program is geared towards undergraduate or graduate students in a field related to human rights, public or international policy, conflict resolution, journalism, or a similar field. The following qualifications are particularly valuable: strong communication skills; experience of working abroad; IT skills and interest; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; a strong familiarity with social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, Youtube, others), committed to human rights and advocacy; an ability to take on a diverse number of tasks. French/Spanish speaking skills are a plus.

How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter by email to List PEACE FELLOW ASSISTANT in the subject line of your email. Check out our website or call with questions 202 758 3328.

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