Summer Intern, Dignity: LGBTQI+ Assistance Fund
|Work Location:||Washington, DC - US|
|# of Openings:||1|
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.
Duties and Responsibilities
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.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.
Successful candidates will be applying for this unpaid internship as part of an established colleague/graduate school internship program.
A fixed stipend for travel cost will be available.
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