LOCATION(S): Berlin (Germany)
POSITION TYPE: Internship/Volunteer
TERM: Winter 2017
The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking a full-time intern (35h/week) for its Berlin office to start as soon as possible for a duration of three months. This internship is best suited for individuals interested in gaining experience in a large, well-organized, international non-profit organization. Interns will gain knowledge and skills in fundraising, database management, event management, and research. In order to provide a valuable and well-rounded internship experience, interns will attend planning and department meetings with staff and will have the opportunity to take advantage of in-house trainings and briefings.
Internships are unpaid. Interns may be provided a small stipend to cover lunch and local travel costs as pre-approved by
HRW and in accordance with HRW policy. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.
The internship will focus on:
Organization of the Voices for Justice Dinner in the spring;
Logistics for various outreach and cultivation events (film screenings, receptions, etc.);
Preparing visits of HRW researchers and advocates;
Creating donor profiles and using the fundraising database;
Researching funding possibilities in Germany;
Assisting in German-English translations; and
Other tasks as assigned.
This position is open to students who are interested in fundraising, outreach, and special events within a human rights context. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, reliable, and flexible. First-rate time-management skills, attention to detail, fluency in German and English, and solid writing skills in both languages, and computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, internet applications, database) are necessary. Experience with event management or fundraising is desirable. Ideally, interns should be available for a period of three months starting as soon as possible. Interns needs to be enrolled with a university for the duration of the internship.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.
About Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.