United for Iran is a non-partisan network founded in 2009 to end human rights violations in Iran. United for Iran values diversity and provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities. United for Iran accepts applications for open positions only.
HUMAN RIGHTS INTERN
United for Iran seeks undergraduate, graduate-level, or recent graduates for the upcoming spring summer semester to work in its Washington, D.C. office. Applications are due no later than December 10, 2012.
United for Iran is a non-partisan, independent organization founded in 2009 to end human rights violations in Iran. The organization uses advocacy, awareness raising activities, and grassroots organizing to improve Iran’s human rights conditions and support Iran’s human rights movement.
United for Iran is seeking individuals that are passionate about human rights and interested in growing and developing as a human rights defender. The internship provides first-hand experience and education on advocacy, coalition building, and working with governmental and intergovernmental agencies on specific policy initiatives to pressure the Iranian government to improve its record on human rights. The interns will work closely with and report to the Director of Programs and Advocacy, and coordinate activities closely with United for Iran’s Berkeley, CA office.
We are seeking interns with the following qualities and skills:
- Interest and commitment to international human rights
- Interest and knowledge in the Middle East region
- Research, writing, and editing experience
- Detail-oriented and ability to balance competing responsibilities
- Strong organizational and administrative skills
- Knowledge of the human right situation in Iran is desirable
- Farsi language skills a plus
Specifically, the internship duties will include:
- Conducting research of international law relating to human rights violations in Iran and Iran’s human rights record, as well as the policies and procedures of U.S. and foreign governments, UN mechanisms, and other multilateral institutions with respect to Iran human rights policy.
- Drafting advocacy materials including statements, letters, appeals, newsletters, and factsheets.
- Write website content and text for social media in support of advocacy goals.
- Attending meetings, briefings, hearings, or other events as needed.
- Providing support to advocacy and program staff as needed.
The internship is unpaid, but students are often able to arrange academic credit. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements. A minimum of 15-20 hours a week is required. The intern schedule is flexible, but must be within the hours 9am and 6pm Monday-Friday. Interns will be provided ongoing support from the Director of Programs and Advocacy. At the end of the internship period, the intern will be asked to submit a summary of the work completed.
How to apply:
Please send resume, cover letter, and two to three writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.