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Development and Communications Internship

Organization Summary/Mission:

The mission of The Advocates for Human Rights is to implement international human rights standards in order to promote civil society and reinforce the rule of law. By involving volunteers in research, education, and advocacy, we build broad constituencies in the United States and select global communities.


Job Title: Development and Communications Internship


Location: Twin Cities Metro


Salary: Unpaid            Type: Internship                       Deadline: Open until filled


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Working with the Development and Communications team, the intern will assist in implementing all development and communications efforts.


The intern will assist with:

-         donor acquisition and cultivation (research, tracking, communications)

-          research and develop grant proposals

-          maintain grant calendar

-          participate in regular departmental meetings

-         assist with the creation of general marketing and communications publications

-         update website (language, cosmetic changes)

-         archive materials produced


Experience and Qualification Requirements:

Self-motivated and able to work in a cooperative, human rights-centered environment.

Must be organized, detail-oriented and have excellent follow-through.

Able to meet deadlines.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Additional graphic design experiences a plus and experience using Adobe In Design.


Additional Information:

Hours: 10-20 hours per week with a flexible schedule.


The internship will run from Jan/Feb 2010 through June 2010.


Position open until filled.