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Amnesty International USA
600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
DescriptionMember Advocacy interns work with staff to recruit, develop and direct volunteer leaders from across the U.S. who specialize in action on specific countries or issues or on legislative concerns. These volunteers – Country/Thematic Specialists and Legislative Coordinators – play a critical role in advancing the organization’s ability to win human rights victories. More than 100 volunteers serve as Country or Thematic Specialists, providing insight into the development of effective human rights strategies and serving as coordinators who mobilize wider audiences on country or issue-focused actions. Legislative Coordinators mobilize activists in their state on key legislative initiatives. They develop relationships with Members of Congress and their staff, and they train other Amnesty members in how to influence their elected officials.
Interns work closely with Member Advocacy staff in Atlanta and Washington, DC, to develop this cadre of 125+ volunteer leaders and position them to advance Amnesty’s human rights agenda.
•Administration of the recruitment process, including researching candidates, developing recruitment sources, marketing available positions, and follow-through.
•Assisting with mobilizing action on selected initiatives.
•Updating and developing databases to facilitate contact with volunteer leaders.
•Assisting in the development of training and promotional materials.
•Tracking unit expenses and budget.
•Assisting with responding to asylum seekers.
•Trouble-shooting problems that arise.
Assisting with organizing meetings, conference calls, trainings, lobbying initiatives, etc.
All qualified applicants can apply online at our careers webpage: https://careers.aiusa.org/