Human rights and justice internship

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For 24 years, the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) has worked in solidarity with the peoples of East Timor (Timor-Leste) and Indonesia. ETAN advocates justice for past rights violations, genuine self-determination for East Timor, and democratic reconstruction of one of the world’s newest nations. ETAN supports human rights and democracy in Indonesia. Current projects include campaigning for justice for past human rights crimes, working to oppose military assistance to Indonesia, and monitoring the human rights situation in both countries. ETAN also pays close attention to events in West Papua.


ETAN interns actively assist the movements for justice in solidarity with the peoples of Indonesia, West Papua, and Timor-Leste (East Timor).

ETAN interns gain experience, skills and knowledge in the areas of policy and political advocacy, international politics, writing, editing, media, fundraising, and organizing.

We are small office, so intern responsibilities will be varied depending on your skills and interests. These responsibilities can include research, writing and editing; maintaining and building relations with the media, other organizations and grassroots activists; administrative tasks; and monitoring and analyzing news and developments in Indonesia, West Papua and East Timor. Interns also participate in educating decision-makers, fundraising, organizing events, and other necessary tasks. Interns will help maintain and expand ETAN's presence in social media and the internet.

Interns work in New York City, although it is possible for especially-motivated interns to work from elsewhere.


* Commitment to ETAN's mission;
* Excellent written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills;
* Excellent computer skills, proficiency in social media;
* Self-starter with an ability to take initiative and work independently and with others
* Ability to pay attention to detail and to juggle multiple tasks;
* Flexibility to respond to changing daily tasks;
* Ability to fluently or proficiently speak, read and/or write in Tetun, Portuguese, or Bahasa Indonesia is a plus;
* Experience in events organizing, fundraising a plus;
* Web design experience is a plus

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