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Amnesty International USA
600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
DescriptionThe Membership Mobilization Department focuses on cultivating and mobilizing grassroots activists around Amnesty International USA’s priority campaigns and issues areas. Organizing interns will work closely with Field Organizers to recruit and train new activists, build and support local and student groups, develop the capacity of AIUSA members to be effective human rights leaders, and educate the public on human rights issues.
Interns will learn about, and support Field Organizers with, strategic planning, outreach and recruitment, event planning, organizing rallies and protests, and promoting human rights work through media and social media. Administrative duties will include database maintenance, budget tracking, answering phones and replying to member inquiries. We strive to provide a variety of opportunities, including intern specific trainings and seminars, for both professional development and growth as a human rights activist.
We hold interns to professional standards and give preference to candidates who are not only passionate about human rights work but also take initiative and are open and willing to work hard on anything that is needed to support AIUSA’s mission. Experience organizing with Amnesty International or other organization is preferred but not required. Additional criteria:
•Commitment to and interest in human rights and social justice
•Knowledge of AIUSA
•Motivated and able to work independently
•Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
•Well organized and able to multitask efficiently
•Great attitude and creativity
•Experience with social media
•Experience with activism, community organizing, and/or event planning preferred
•Graphic design and video editing skills are a plusStrong attention to detail
Commitment: Applicants are expected to commit at least 15 hours a week for a minimum of 14 weeks. Full-time internships and longer commitments are preferred. Candidates can apply for any of the three sessions offered: Spring (Jan – May), Summer (May – Sept), Fall (Sept – Dec).
How to Apply:
To apply for this internship, complete an application by clicking on “Apply for this role”! Organizing internships are offered at all office locations – Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, DC, New York, and San Francisco. Indicate which office location and session you are applying for in your application.