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Special Events Internship

The Advocates for Human Rights: Special Events Internship (Development)


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: Special Events Intern

Location: Twin Cities Metro     Salary: Unpaid     Type: Internship     Deadline: Open until filled

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Working with the Development and Communications team, the Special Events Intern will assist with the planning, organization, and implementation of the Human Rights Awards Dinner – The Advocates for Human Rights' largest annual fundraiser. The intern will be responsible for the solicitation of silent/live auction items, support in the development and distribution of event materials, as well as assisting on event day to make sure the event runs smoothly. The intern may also assist the Development team with other various fundraising activities, including assisting with mailings and fundraising events, helping at house parties, and other duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualification Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work with changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a cooperative, human rights-centered environment
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented and have excellent follow-through, and able to meet deadlines
  • Strong computer, research and writing skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Additional graphic design experience a plus


Additional Information:

  • Hours: 10-20 hours per week with a flexible schedule
  • The internship will run from Jan/Feb through June 30 (start and end dates flexible).
  • Position open until filled

To apply for this internship, please download the Intern Application and include a cover letter, resume, and a brief (3-5 pages) writing sample with your application. Please email your application to [email protected]  or mail the application to:

The Advocates for Human Rights
330 Second Avenue South, #800
Minneapolis, MN 55401



or fax it to: 612-341-2971