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Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance New York
DescriptionThe Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. With a constituency of over 400,000 households in the United States, it is accredited as an NGO at international organizations including the United Nations, UNESCO, OSCE, Organization of American States (OAS), the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO) and the Council of Europe.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is seeking enthusiastic candidates for our internship program. We encourage applications from individuals who are passionate about promoting universal tolerance and human rights and who are interested in learning how non-profit organizations operate.
Journalism Interns will work closely with the Development Associate on various Op-Ed projects that reflect current events and the mission of the Center. Interns will gain hands-on experience and have the opportunity to publish their work under the Simon Wiesenthal name. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to participate in the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance New York’s semester-long Leadership Workshop Series on a monthly basis.
Responsibilities-Researching current events and facts for Op-Eds
- Writing Op-Eds that reflect current events and the mission of the Center
- Assisting with various written projects
Requirements-A sincere commitment to the mission of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and non-profit work
-Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Internet research tools
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented individual with excellent verbal and organizational skills
-Strong writing skills
- Experience writing Op-Eds
-The ability to work independently
-Enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate university program
-Commit to a minimum of 4 hours a week
- Access to a personal Laptop
- Journalism and related majors welcome
- Must submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample (preferably an Op-Ed) for consideration