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About the opportunity 

The University of Dayton Human Rights Center and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre are seeking an enthusiastic, reliable, well-organized individual to support the Resource Centre’s  work to advance human rights in business. Depending on the skills and knowledge of the intern, the role could support the work in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean; and/or measuring impact. 

You will need the ability to concisely communicate and demystify large amounts of complex information. You should be self-motivated and able to work independently, while functioning well as a member of a small team. You will need research skills, but also must be willing to do a large amount of routine data input efficiently and accurately. Attention to detail is essential.

Working with the Resource Centre’s Global Team, you will make an important contribution to furthering its vision of a world in which companies respect and advance human rights, and communities and workers are empowered to secure their rights and gain accountability for abuse. You will do so by helping the Resource Centre  expand its coverage of business and human rights issues.

About University of Dayton Human Rights Center

The Human Rights Center (HRC) creates positive change through education, dialogue and research for and about advocacy. As part of a University for the common good, we are committed to bridging the gap between theory and practice in order to advance human rights and sustainable development locally, nationally and around the world. Projects supported by the Human Rights Center integrate interdisciplinary academic and experiential learning with human rights and rights-based research and advocacy outcomes. These multifaceted projects are undertaken with partner organizations to enable students to gain and apply learning to human rights and development practice at home and abroad.

Responsibilities and areas of work for the BHRRC

Depending on your skills and experience, and hours, your duties may include some or all of the following: 

  • Research & content development: Support the ongoing use of the Centre’s  website as a key source of information on business and human rights by monitoring and identifying relevant news, reports, and company disclosures, and updating the website to help ensure that it provides  comprehensive coverage of critical business and human rights issues. 
    • Based on language ability, you may also support with translation and expanding  coverage of business and human rights issues in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, and/or additional languages. 
  • Virtual event support and fundraising:  This may include conducting online research about prospective funders, materials preparation, and assisting with data entry, gathering and analysis for the Resource Centre’s funding reports.

Please note that this internship is not academically oriented and does not involve extensive analysis or writing. Rather, it is a practical internship focused on bringing global attention to company conduct affecting people and communities, with the aim of promoting respect for human rights.  

Responsibilities for the UD HRC

  • Participate in HRC team engagements and meetings 
  • Draft a blog on your reflections from your internship
  • Other promotional tasks as needed.

Qualifications

Essential attributes: 

  • Passionate about human rights with an interest in business and human rights 
  • Excellent research, writing, and communications skills  
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy  
  • Reliable and hard-working  
  • Ability to complete time-sensitive daily activities as well as manage longer-term projects  
  • Ability to work well independently and take initiative, as well as work collaboratively in a small team 
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Outlook and online research 
  • Fluent in English reading/writing/speaking 

Highly desirable: 

  • Experience with web design or working on websites
  • Experience working on human rights issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and/or Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
  • Fluent or strong abilities in a second language (Spanish preferred)

Timeframe: September 2021 - May 2022 for at least 10 hours/week

Compensation: Through the UD Human Rights Center students may earn credit for this internship (depending on major/minor) or receive remuneration.

Eligibility

  • Applicants should be a University of Dayton student taking courses in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 
  • Applicants should be eligible to work or intern in the U.S.

To apply

Apply on Handshake #5318851

  • and send your resume via email to hrc@udayton.edu
    Please include “Fall 2021 Business and Human Rights Intern – Remote” in the subject line.
  • Applicants will be invited for an interview
  • Deadline: September 15, 2021

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