Internship Opportunities with The Borgen Project

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The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis. Check out the internship opportunities available below!
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POLITICAL AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP

This is a part-time 14-hours per week telecommuting internship.

  • Conduct lobbying meetings with Congressional offices. Build support for key legislation that impacts the International Affairs Budget and the world’s poor.
  • Represent The Borgen Project at various business, political and community events.
  • Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Mobilize individuals to contact their members of Congress in support of key poverty-reduction legislation.
  • As needed, speak to groups, classes and organizations.
  • Write letters of support for key programs to political leaders, media and other groups.

Qualifications: Outstanding writing skills. Strong oral communication skills and ability to lead meetings and give speeches.

Application Process: Apply online

WRITER INTERNSHIP

This is 12-week, part-time internship is a great opportunity to have your articles published on a website with over 100,000 monthly visitors. The selected candidate will be able to work from home and pick their own schedule, but must meet weekly deadlines. Articles submitted will appear on BORGEN Magazine or The Borgen Project Blog.

  • Write 2 articles per week.
  • Research topics.
  • Assist with advocacy efforts.
  • Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST.

Qualifications: Strong research and writing skills. Experience working in a newsroom is preferred but not required.

Application Process: Apply online

Match Corps & Match Teacher Residency Deadline: 2/28/16

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Match Corps
Match Corps, an AmeriCorps program, is a one-year urban education fellowship. Recent college graduates from top universities across the country commit a year to closing the achievement gap in Boston, one student at a time. Match Corps Members tutor small groups of students in grades 1-12 and partner closely with families. Tutors are integral members of high-performing school teams in some of the best schools in America and discover what it takes to change the lives of kids. Find out more!

Match Teacher Residency
Want to be a game-changing rookie teacher in a high-performing urban school? We think teaching is the hardest and most important job in the world – a job that demands highly focused and intensive preparation. Start your career off right by becoming a Match Teacher Resident and graduate student in the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education. We’re actively hiring our next cohort of aspiring elementary, middle and high school teachers. Find out more!

Leitner Center for International Law and Justice – Program Assistant Opportunity

The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School (“Leitner Center”) is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic full-time Program Assistant at its office in New York City. The Leitner Center aims to contribute to the promotion of social justice around the world by encouraging knowledge of and respect for international law and international human rights standards in particular. The Center pursues this goal by sponsoring education, scholarship, and human rights advocacy, and facilitating collaboration among law students, scholars, and human rights defenders in the United States and abroad.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Assistant will report directly to the Executive Director of the Leitner Center and the Director of the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic, and will provide comprehensive administrative support for the Center. The Program Assistant will:

  • Provide day-to-day administrative support to the Leitner Center faculty and staff, including scheduling, making travel arrangements, maintaining filing systems, processing applications for student programs and fellowships, and responding to requests for information;
  • Research, prepare, edit, format, and distribute documents such as memos, news releases, the Center newsletter, reports, and web content;
  • Plan and coordinate Center events, including speakers, meetings, and film and panel discussions;
  • Record, process, and maintain financial records;
  • Manage RightsWire, the Leitner Center’s blog, including supervising a 4-6 person team of staff writers, editing submissions, and writing articles;
  • Manage the Center’s social media platforms and maintain its website in conjunction with an external webmaster, and provide design support for the website, Center posters, reports, and other materials;
  • Carry out other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A bachelor’s degree in human rights, international relations, social sciences, government, or a related field is required.

Knowledge and skills: The position calls for a self-starter who can handle numerous tasks simultaneously and who can work independently as well as function as a member of a team. In addition, the Leitner Center will be considering the following factors in its search:

  • Excellent writing, editing, research, organizational, and communication skills;
  • Prior office/administration experience, work in journalism/media/design, or applicants with experience working with NGOs;
  • Proficiency in various computer programs, including Microsoft Office Applications; experience with QuickBooks, content management programs and contact databases; experience with InDesign, Photoshop, and other Adobe Creative Suite applications a plus;
  • Native level fluency in English required; knowledge of or fluency in other languages a significant plus;
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, attention to detail, and the ability to work under pressure;
  • An easy spirit and strong sense of humor.

Other: Applicants for this position must possess current United States work authorization valid for a minimum of two years from start date.

Salary and Benefits: The salary is $38,000 annually and includes benefits.

How to apply

Applicants should send a cover letter of no more than one page (explaining your interest in the position and work in international human rights, administrative and research experience, and how the position will advance your professional goals), a resume/C.V., a brief writing sample (no more than 10 single-spaced pages, unedited by others), an undergraduate transcript (which can be unofficial), and contact information for three references in one complete PDF file to leitnercenter@law.fordham.edu. Use “Program Assistant Candidate 2016” as the subject of your email. No calls, please.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a final deadline of April 29, 2016. The position will begin in July or August 2016. Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

The Leitner Center at Fordham Law School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices, and we are seeking a diverse applicant pool.

Record Looking for Freelance Reporters

Record, a news website that holds companies and governments accountable, is looking for freelance reporters.

Their goal is to increase the quality of reporting that comes from online publications. They produce original content that they hope will positively influence the media discourse on issues of public interest.

The selected freelance reporter candidates will write about the topics and for the sections of their choice on their own schedule.

To apply, please visit https://www.newsrecord.co/opportunities/.

Young Innovators Fellowship Programme – UNFPA Management Positions New York

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Contract Type: Fellowship
Closing date: 22 February 2016 – 5:00pm (New York time)
Duty station: HQ, New York
Job ID: 5311

Hiring today’s innovators, developing tomorrow’s leaders!

  • Do you have a passion to make a difference in your community?
  • Do you want to advocate for the rights of young people in your country?
  • Do you feel like you have the drive to lead a change, and want to develop your skillsets to do so?
  • Are you aged between 18 – 25 years?

If you have answered yes, then we invite you to apply to our Young Innovators Fellowship Programme!

UNFPA is seeking two of the brightest and most ambitious youth globally to be a part our Fellowship Programme. This opportunity of a lifetime is a fully funded programme with expenses related to travel, stipend, accommodation and health insurance covered by UNFPA.

This exciting development opportunity will see two fellows join us at UNFPA Headquarters in New York for a period of one year (July 2016-June 2017). Fellows will undergo leadership training for a period of three months (July-September 2016), before they are placed in a management operations role for a period of nine months, continuing their fellowship in various Headquarters work units such as: Human Resources, Finance, Management Information Systems, Communications, or External Affairs.

Apply Now!

2016 Japan Internship Initiative – Additional Opportunities at NSK Corporation in Ann Arbor

The Japan Internship Initiative is excited to announce an additional set of summer internship opportunities for U-M students at NSK Corporation’s offices here in Ann Arbor! Please see below and the employer information sheet for more details.

All majors are eligible to apply. If interested, please e-mail your resume to JapanInternshipInitiative@umich.edu by Sunday, February 28th, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

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  1. Name and Description of Company/Organization: NSK Corporation

NSK became one of the leaders in the bearing industry because of intense commitment to engineering research, dedication to modern manufacturing and an obsession with quality.

For 100 years, NSK has been an industry-leading pioneer since becoming Japan’s first bearing manufacturer in 1916. Since then, NSK has expanded its product line to include bearings, electric power steering colu8mns, and linear guides. At NSK, we believe that how we do it is just as important as what we do. We are always taking steps to maintain our industry lead that includes continuous improvement in our products, quality, information, and services.

NSK is always on the lookout for bright, ambitious team players who have the desire to succeed. Our employees not only strive to make improvements to our products but also tour community, the environment, as well as themselves. NSK takes pride in personal development and encouraging our employees to be the best they can be. If you are looking for a great career with a company that will encourage you to work, learn, and brow, NSK encourages you to apply to our open positions.

  1. Location (City, Country): Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  2. Number of Positions: 6
  3. Intern Position Title(s): Internship Various Majors
  4. Dates of Internship: 12 weeks (May-August 2016)
  5. Possible Pay or other Compensation (accommodation/meals/transport): Hourly 16-19 dollars per hour
  6. Primary responsibilities of the position(s): Engineering projects, Purchasing support projects, Human Resources, and IT. Each student selected will be working on a specific project and will then give a presentation to senior leadership on their project at the end of the summer.
  7. Are any languages besides English required? At what level? Japanese or Portuguese would be helpful but not required.
  8. Do you have any requirements concerning citizenship? We are unable to sponsor students.
  9. Desired professional skills/specialties of the ideal intern:
  • Ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Comfortable giving presentation to senior management.
  • Detail orientated
  • Desire to learn and grow.

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. Programs in Washington, DC

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June 4 – July 29, 2016
Extended Deadline: April 6
**Generous Scholarship Funding Still Available**

Do you have plans yet for this summer? Make an impact by living and working for two months in Washington, DC!

You will live in the heart of Washington, DC:

  • Just steps from the White, State Department and National Monuments
  • Furnished apartments are on campus at George Washington University

Apply today – there are still generous scholarships to be granted:

  • Over $1 million awarded each year
  • More than 70% of students receive funding
  • Average awards of $1,000 to $4,500

INTERNSHIPS + CLASSES FOR CREDIT

Spend your summer gaining real-world experience in the office and classroom

Set yourself apart when it comes time to find your first job after graduation by interning in public policy, international affairs, journalism or another top field. You will maximize y our time this summer by also taking courses for 3 to 9 transferable credits from George Mason University.

Unlike other programs, we guarantee you an internship. Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals.

Picture yourself working on one of these exciting projects:

  • Develop a strategic marketing plan for a business group lobbying a bill on Capitol Hill.
  • Attend a Congressional briefing and write a detailed online report.
  • Help run programs for newly arrived immigrants from Africa.
  • Cover a press conference at the National Press Club or Senate Press Gallery.
  • Research data for a report on cyber terrorism threats and other national security priorities.
  • Organize job development activities for DC high school students.
  • Plan and develop a social media campaign for human trafficking awareness.
  • Attend a strategy meeting with coalition groups advocating for new comprehensive energy policies.
  • Make media pitch calls for a best-selling author.
  • Book guests for a radio talk show or news broadcast.
  • Plan a conference featuring experts from prestigious think tanks.

PROGRAM AREAS

  • Politics, Public Policy & Economics
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism, Communications & Public Relations
  • Service & Community Leadership
  • Corporate Business & Government Affairs
  • Leadership & the American Presidency

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 16. To learn more about the programs and to begin an online application, please visit www.DCinternships.org. Questions may be directed to 202.986.0384 or admissions@tfas.org.