Thursday, September 15, 2011

Internship: International Religious Freedom - Washington, DC

Freedom House supports the spread of freedom and democracy throughout the world through research, effective advocacy and programs directly supporting frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we are supporting the right of every individual to be free.


The Intern will support international programming and advocacy to defend and advance freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief. Freedom House will help the Intern complete any required class certification or position funding applications developed by the Intern. This internship position reports to the Senior Program Manager and requires a minimum commitment of 25 hours per week.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in country research on issues relating to religious freedom in the Near East and Southeast Asia
  • Assist in research and outreach to religious scholars, civil society, and civil society support programs in selected countries in the Near East and Southeast Asia
  • Assist in drafting advocacy statements, congressional testimony, and press releases
  • Assist in identifying, recruiting and maintaining relationships with experts on religious freedom, freedom of expression, and other experts associated with the program initiative
  • Assist in drafting narrative reports
  • Provide support to the project staff by assisting with program development and daily administrative duties, as needed
  • Attend events related to Religious Freedom and prepare reports as needed
  • Other related duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a related area or current college or graduate student
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in religious freedom, international human rights law, and international relations
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of general office management concepts and tasks
  • Knowledge of the Near East and/or Southeast Asia regions preferred
  • Academic background in religious studies, divinity studies preferred
Please apply here.

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