Monday, November 30, 2015

Spring 2016 Research Internship with Freedom House

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary

The Research Intern will have the opportunity to become involved in research and policy writing of the President of Freedom House. S/he would assist on articles, op-eds, blogs, and text of remarks, on topics such as U.S. leadership and multilateral efforts to promote democracy and human rights; an interests-based case for democracy and human rights for foreign policy and business; and China’s repressive model on human rights. The intern will also assist the President, the Executive Assistant, and Director of Board Affairs and Special Initiatives on work with Freedom House’s Board of Trustees. Assigned duties will depend on the particular prior experiences and skills of the intern. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the President. This unpaid position will be a part-time 15-20 hours/week internship.

Desired Qualifications
  • Intern must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, graduate level preferred 
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in international human rights and international relations
  • Excellent internet research and documentation skills
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi task to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to apply superb attention to detail and consistently produce timely and error-free work
  • Eagerness to be creative and take initiative on new ideas and projects
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
Some Duties and Responsibilities
  • Research on U.S. democracy-promotion policy, business and human rights, multilateral promotion of human rights, and China.
  • Prepare summaries of materials gathered through research
  • Proofread and edit documents for relevance and accuracy
  • Assist with the development of presentation materials
  • Assist with other administrative activities such as preparations for meetings of the Board of Trustees, data entry and mailing
  • Other administrative duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Learn more about the position and how to apply on Careers4Terps.