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The University of Dayton Human Rights Center (HRC) and Counterpart International are seeking individuals with commitment to defending and promoting human rights in the United States and around the world. Interns will assist Counterpart’s Promoting Advocacy Rights Project with the administration of it’s program. Students will work with both Counterpart HQ and its field office in Bangladesh during the duration of the program. 

Primary Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Support monitoring and evaluation tasks by reviewing documentation for quality and completeness against pre-defined parameters and providing feedback, as necessary;
  • Assist in researching, writing, editing, proofreading and updating programmatic documentation for internal and/or external use (e.g., desk reviews, fact sheets, quarterly reports, annual work plans, trip reports, donor success and impact stories, and past performance reviews);
  • Liaise with and develop effective collaborative relationships with Counterpart field staff and HQ staff in the development of communications products and programmatic documentation;
  • Participate in HRC team engagements and meetings;
  • Draft a blog on your reflections from your internship;
  • Other tasks as needed

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The University of Dayton Human Rights Center (HRC) and Counterpart International are seeking individuals with commitment to defending and promoting human rights in the United States and around the world. Interns will assist Counterpart’s Rights and Dignity Project with technical research regarding the intersection of migration and human rights in El Salvador. Students will work with both Counterpart HQ and its field office in El Salvador during the duration of the program. 

Primary Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assist in researching, writing, editing, proofreading and updating research documentation related to the intersection of migration and human rights for internal and/or external use;
  • Coordinate with the Dialogue and Inclusion Coordinator and the Project’s Leadership Team to establish clear tasks, deadlines, and goals for the internship;
  • Review Project documents (Work Plan, Quarterly Reports, University Human Rights Observatory Reports, etc.) to better understand the Project’s trajectory over the past four years, and objectives for its final year of implementation;
  • Participate in HRC team engagements and meetings;
  • Draft a blog on your reflections from your internship;
  • Other tasks as needed

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The UD Human Rights Center (HRC) seeks a student eager for an opportunity to gain vocational experience and learning in the areas of outreach, education and administrative management. The Abolition Ohio intern will collaborate with the Director of Advocacy and Abolition Ohio Graduate Assistant on both on and off campus awareness-raising, education, outreach, and research activities. The ideal candidate is excited and interested in human rights and anti-human trafficking activities.

Primary Areas of Responsibility

  • Assist the Director of Advocacy and Abolition Ohio GA with the production and delivery of training and awareness materials on and off campus;
  • Act as student liaison for the HRC to raise awareness and interest in Human Rights and Anti-Human Trafficking (AHT) activities on campus;
  • Assist with research projects under the direction of the Director of Advocacy and Abolition Ohio GA;
  • Assist with day to day administrative tasks (maintain contact lists, read and write emails, develop agendas, schedule meetings and events, interact with coalition members and volunteers);
  • Attend regular AHT meetings, take minutes, and participate in discussions;
  • Help develop content for and regularly post on Abolition Ohio social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, email newsletter);
  • Attend weekly HRC meetings and frequently present on project updates to HRC team;
  • Undertake other administrative duties, responsibilities, and/or special projects as assigned.

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The UD Human Rights Center (HRC) seeks a student leader from any major eager for an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and learning in the areas of human rights and sustainable development event programming, education, and administrative management. The Student Engagement Intern will contribute to and lead on research and student engagement projects and programs of the Center. At times, the intern may also provide assistance to the communications coordinator, senior administrative assistant and faculty/staff in the office.

Primary Areas of Responsibility

  • Develop innovative student engagement projects related to human rights education, research and advocacy on campus and in the community;
  • Coordinate student ambassador program; identify UD student programs that are interested in including a Human Rights Center representative in their organization and create partnerships with these groups;
  • Facilitate partnerships with professors to identify and communicate student opportunities (internships, working groups, volunteer job opportunities, etc);
  • Assist with creation of campus-wide programming and presentations related to human rights and sustainable development to effect positive;
  • Attend weekly HRC meetings and frequently present on project updates to HRC team;
  • Undertake other administrative duties, responsibilities, and/or special projects as assigned.

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The UD Human Rights Center (HRC) seeks a student leader eager for an opportunity to gain vocational experience and learning in the areas of human rights and sustainable development research, education, communications, marketing, design and administrative management. The student intern will contribute to and lead on design, marketing and communications tasks, student engagement projects and programs of the Center. The intern will also provide assistance to the communications coordinator, and at times, the senior administrative assistant and faculty/staff in the office.

Primary Areas of Responsibility

  • Assist with social media content creation, organization, posting, engagement and overall strategy implementation;
  • Aid and collaborate with MarComm team on the blog: pitching ideas, organizing content, creating outlines, and editing;
  • Assist with website updates, which includes: learning browser-based content management system, minor editing of current project & initiative webpages, and creation of new webpages;
  • Support on other communications tasks as needed such as: email newsletters, video creation and campus outreach;
  • Attend weekly HRC meetings and frequently present on project updates to HRC team;
  • Undertake other administrative duties, responsibilities, and/or special projects as assigned.

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The UD Human Rights Center (HRC) is now accepting applications for the Linda C. Majka Fellowship. The Linda C. Majka Fellowship supports a current University of Dayton student to engage in human rights research and advocacy in the local Dayton community. The focus of this work is assisting migrants and refugees in overcoming barriers to thriving. The fellow will be under the supervision of the Human Rights Center and will work as part of a collaboration with the Law School, the Dayton Diversity Caucus and in partnership with community organizations serving migrants and refugees.

During 2020-2021, the student selected will engage in background research and program development for an initiative to support local migrants and refugees in cooperation with local partner organizations.

Primary Areas of Responsibility

  • Performing directed research on local migrant/refugee needs and local organizations;
  • Supporting the development and implementation of an initiative to support migrants/asylum seekers;
  • Collaborating with Dayton Diversity Caucus, the UD Migration Task Force, Law School, and local partner personnel;
  • Production of a report summarizing findings;
  • Attend weekly HRC meetings and frequently present on project updates to HRC team;
  • Undertake other administrative duties, responsibilities, and/or special projects as assigned. 

This position will provide leadership on the Center’s offer of meaningful, life-changing human rights-related experiences for graduate and undergraduate students--both in and out of the classroom. The position will administer existing Human Rights Center (HRC) programs and will be responsible for developing and cultivating new programmatic educational, research and experiential learning opportunities for students locally, nationally and internationally.

The Director will lead on projects related to the intersections of business, science, technology and human rights, the UN Global Compact and University-wide engagement in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030. The position will oversee student engagement, organize key events and initiatives, and maintain and strengthen cooperation with professional schools and other partners. 


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