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Description

The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) welcomes inquiries from those seeking internships and volunteer opportunities. We are open to student and non-student applicants, and offer internships to both graduate and undergraduate students.

CWGL’s internships are designed to provide interns with an opportunity for independent learning, growth, and exploration of topics and issues related to the work of the Center. The internships also provide wonderful opportunities to explore, learn and contribute to the global movement for women’s human rights and social justice worldwide.

Interns will be challenged to conduct independent analysis, partake in seminars, and work with the Center’s existing projects, including the 16 Days Campaign and economic and social rights research. All interns are expected to participate in a speaker seminar as well as contribute to the Interns Blog.

CWGL’s internship program aims to develop the talents and interests of promising future academics, scholars, and activists to work towards gender equality and social justice worldwide.


How to Apply
 

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following materials:

  • a completed Application Form
  • a 1-2 page writing sample on a relevant topic, not to exceed two pages
  • a transcript (unofficial accepted) from your college/university
  • a letter of recommendation from a professor/educator or employer in PDF format (on letterhead)

In the subject line please include your Last, First Name - Internship Title (example: West, Sam - 16 Days Campaign Program Intern - Spring Term)


Internship Deadlines

Interns are available during the calendar year, and specifically during the Fall/Autumn, Spring, and Summer academic sessions.

Please submit your applications by Fall Term: August 1st Spring Term: December 1st, Summer Term: May 1st.


Eligibility

Both undergraduate and graduate students as well as non-students are eligible to apply for CWGL internships. All internships are unpaid.


Internships Offered

Economic and Social Rights Program

Economic and Social Rights Intern

The Economic and Social Rights Intern will be responsible for assisting the Program Coordinator in researching and compiling data and information related to social and economic rights, including country specific events and statistics and policy changes. Intern will be expected to have a basic knowledge of traditional and social media platforms.

Proficiency in Spanish or French is preferred.

Projects and assignments may include:

  • Conducting and compiling research on feminist economic analyses of human rights issues
  • Helping to develop a glossary of economic and social rights terminology for documents and briefs
  • Monitoring social and economic rights activism, current events and publications and share on Blog site
  • Compile a list of experts on macroeconomics and human rights from feminist perspective at the global, regional and national levels
  • Blogging/updating the links on Tumblr account

Student Advocacy Intern

The Student Advocacy Intern will be responsible for working with the Program Coordinator to design a United Nations advocacy and Human Rights course for the spring of 2013. The intern may be tasked with assisting in the development of a curriculum, conducting research and providing logistical support for the course. The intern should be highly motivated with an interest in human rights and advocacy.

A basic familiarity with the administrative and academic process at Rutgers is preferred, but not required. Projects and Assignments may include:

  • Developing course and syllabus
  • Conducting research on economic and social rights
  • Providing logistical support

Violence Against Women and Militarism Program

16 Days Campaign Intern

The 16 Days Campaign Intern will be responsible for assisting the Program Coordinator in the implementation of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign. This internship seeks a highly motivated individual interested in learning the dynamics of transnational activism, militarism, and gender-based violence. Interns must be highly organized, with strong writing skills and the ability to prioritize and assume responsibility for multiple projects.

Proficiency in second language is preferred. Projects and assignments may include:

  • Supporting development and dissemination of Take Action Kit
  • Conducting research on militarism and linkages with violence against women Archiving
  • Conducting research and identifying concrete instances of violence against women and policy changes, and making them available on the Blog site and Facebook
  • Managing and assisting in the Security Project
  • Planning events
  • Inputting data

16 Days Campaign Social Media Intern

The 16 Days Campaign Social Media Intern will be tasked with assisting the Program Coordinator in the development and implementation of social media outreach. Interns will be expected to have familiarity with common social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, etc.) and will be responsible for updating social media outlets on a daily basis. Interns will be challenged to find new ways of reaching CWGL’s constituencies in a globalized community and expanding advocacy and viewership to new audiences.

Proficiency in second language is preferred. Projects and assignments may include:

  • Managing 16 Days Campaign media, including listserve, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, and YouTube,
  • Innovating new 16 Days social media platforms
  • Overseeing 16 Days Campaign Stardoll activities
  • Identifying new partners

Information and Communications

Communications and New Media Intern

The Communications and New Media intern is responsible for developing and maintaining CWGL’s social media presence. CWGL engages a variety of social media tools, including Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and most prominently Facebook, for updates, news, resources, appeals, statements, etc. In addition to the social media work, the intern will also assist with database and website content development. The intern will work with the Communications Director.

Projects and assignments may include:

  • Monitor news, announcements, resources, appeals, statements, etc. from CWGL and   organizations working on women’s rights and economic and social rights to post on CWGL’s various social media networks
  • Promote CWGL and partner events, specifically the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign (November 25-December 10)
  • Update working guide for future social media interns on how to maintain CWGL’s pages on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Draft press releases, blogs and/or articles about CWGL and its programs

Researcher

This intern will work directly with either CWGL’s Executive Director or Associate Director. The researcher will be required to conduct research and analysis and draft documents related to economic and social rights, gender based violence and militarism, and emerging issues related to women’s rights and social justice, including United Nations advocacy. The intern may also be asked to conduct research resource mobilization.

Additional tasks may include assisting the Executive Director in ongoing scholarly research. The intern should have strong writing, research, and analytical skills. Preference will be given to graduate students.

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