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Human Rights Center Fall '22 Internship

About this position

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, and administrative management. The student 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 senior administrative assistant and faculty/staff in the office.

Undergraduate students from any major on campus with the relevant qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Primary areas of responsibility

  • Assist with human rights and sustainable development research projects under supervision of graduate students, staff and faculty.
  • Develop student engagement projects such as the Ambassador volunteer program and the Podcast related to human rights education, research and advocacy on campus and in the community.
  • Make presentations about and facilitate working groups related to student engagement (i.e. Aviate, human rights, SDGs, etc.), anti-human trafficking (AbolitionOhio), Moral Courage Project, Human Rights Cities, and development of programs into the global south. Assist in facilitating dialogues on topics related to the Center’s mission and values.
  • Prepare surveys, data coding, internet research, library research, editing and formatting, production of presentations.
  • Assist with communications (i.e. website updates, blog post editing and uploading, social media post design)
  • Help plan and prepare for upcoming events, such as Teach-Ins, Romero, and the Social Practice of Human Rights. 
  • Attend weekly HRC meetings and undertake other administrative duties or special projects as assigned.

Minimum qualifications/skills

  • Desire and enthusiasm to learn and gain vocational experience as part of the HRC team.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask well.
  • Familiar with MS office and Google Suite (word processing, spreadsheet, calendar,...)
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and inclusive environment.

Preferred qualifications

  • Basic familiarity with research software such as Excel, SPSS, ArcGIS.
  • Experience in generating visual presentations, generating promotional and educational material in both print and electronic form.
  • Experience using multiple social media platforms
  • Enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, issues concerning human rights globally and on the UD campus.
  • Skilled in various technology such as audio and video editing software, and content management systems

Position information

  • Work Hours: Working hours are flexible, with working time during regular business hours. We expect weekly hours to be up to 20 hrs/ week.
  • Length of Position: Fall semester 2022 with possibility for renewal by semester.
  • Proposed Closing Date: Open until filled
  • Proposed Start Date: Immediately after hire.

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