Summer 2021 Intern, Dignity: LGBTQI+ Assistance Fund
Full Job Description
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying and mitigating threats to freedom worldwide. With 12 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.
Freedom House seeks an intern to support the Dignity for All: LGBTQI+ Assistance Fund. Dignity provides emergency assistance; security, opportunity, and advocacy rapid response grants (SOAR grants); and security assessment and training to human rights defenders and civil society organizations under threat or attack due to their work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex human rights. Freedom House manages the global fund through a consortium of 8 international human rights organizations. Dignity has supported over 935 HRDS, CSOs, and survivors of severe state prosecution in over 95 countries with support for temporary relocation, trial monitoring, medical expenses, and other types of emergency assistance, in addition to support for efforts to mobilize communities to seize on emerging opportunities.
The intern will have the opportunity to provide administrative, logistical, and programmatic support for Dignity’s work in providing grants to front line defenders and human rights CSOs in a worldwide effort to advocate for LGBTQI+ rights. They will be well-integrated into the team and work in a highly dynamic, multicultural office environment.
Anticipated learning outcomes include understanding threats to civil society worldwide; how to design programs in restrictive environments; how digital security techniques can be utilized in the human rights field; practical administrative, logistical, and programmatic skills to help implement a large-scale grant and sub-grant program; understanding of financial and budgetary oversight; and qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation techniques.
This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Program Officer for the Dignity Program.
Currently enrolled college or graduate student
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrated knowledge and interest in human rights
Proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Ability to work both independently from and collaboratively with program team
Excellent research, analytical, writing, and organizational skills
Experience with preparing financial documents preferred
Experience handling sensitive information in a secure and confidential manner preferred
Language skills including Arabic, French, Russian, and Spanish preferred
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide support for the administrative, logistical, and programmatic aspects of project implementation
Provide research assistance for discrete projects
Prepare daily news update that highlights country-specific and regional developments related to LGBTQI+ rights
Assist with developing and writing reports, press releases, briefing books, and other communications materials
Prepare grant agreements, payment requests, and other financial documents as needed
Assist with emergency assistance case processing as needed
Contribute to work streams related to donor reporting
Assist in tracking qualitative and quantitative progress on subgrants
Monitor and develop Dignity-related updates on mainstream news sites, blogs, and social media sites
Assist with organizing events and meetings in DC and abroad related to FH programs
Other related duties as assigned
Disclaimer - This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and that other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Freedom House may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.
Qualified and Interested Applicants
We invite qualified candidates to complete an online application and submit a resume and cover letter.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.
The internship is unpaid.
A fixed stipend for travel cost will be available.
Read more and apply online: https://phe.tbe.taleo.net/phe01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FREEHOUS&cws=1&rid=1150
For best consideration, apply by March 12.
Program Director for Experiential Learning