National Youth Rights Association Research Intern

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National Youth Rights Association
 Virtual
Posted: September 13 2016
Company Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The National Youth Rights Association (NYRA) is a national non-profit dedicated to fighting for the civil rights and liberties of young people. We challenge age discrimination against young people and seek to change attitudes and policies toward youth. We aim to achieve our goals through educating people about youth rights, empowering young people to work on their own behalf in defense of their rights, and taking positive steps to lessen the burden of ageism. Our website is www.youthrights.org.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals interested in joining our research team. Interns will receive work-related training and will able to create and lead their own projects, all while working remotely on a flexible schedule. Internships are available on both a part-time and full-time basis and run between 3-12 months. Interns should be able to commit to a minimum of 8 hours a week. Start date and time are negotiable and will be discussed in the interview.

Responsibilities

Interns joining our research team will have an opportunity to work on the following:

Researching laws related to youth rights and making the language of those laws accessible to a wider public
Interpreting decisions made in legal cases and putting together a summary from a youth rights perspective
Expanding NYRA’s library of youth rights studies and research papers
Updating statistics and arguments in our advocacy documents
Preparing original research and creating reports with visuals to be used on our website
Working with a team to create new areas of focus within youth rights
Writing content for our blog and website
Additional projects based on the intern’s interest, skill, and time

Requirements

In keeping with NYRA’s philosophy, our internships are open to all, irrespective of age. They are also suitable for those seeking educational credit, but this is not a requirement.

All candidates should be able to:
Understand and support NYRA’s philosophy and mission
Communicate professionally and effectively by email and phone
Work in a virtual environment
Manage their own projects while working independently and collaboratively
Be organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented

Experience with any of the following is preferable, but not required:
Internet-based promotion of ideas and issues
Multimedia content creation and data visualization
Advocacy on youth rights issues
Crafting a well-written and convincing argument
Familiarity with a wide-variety of social media platforms

Skills

Required - Writing, Research, Communication

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