Intern Job Description:
The intern will be part of a team that works on development (project design/planning and funding partnerships), international advocacy, and research and reporting. The role is initially one of support to these strands of work, the major applicable tasks of which are listed below, but as the internship progresses other projects will be assigned as they arise and match the intern's interests and abilities.
Writing grant proposals.
Assisting in all English language correspondence.
Maintaining and developing existing funding partnerships.
Researching and developing new funding partnerships.
Participation in project planning and design.
International Advocacy tasks:
Writing briefing memos, short reports, backgrounders, statements, and press releases as needed in a concise and accurate manner, with a quick turnaround time.
Managing the website.
Maintain the Twitter profile and English-language Facebook communication.
Developing and rationalizing the HRA advocacy, friendship, and support networks.
Developing specific advocacy contacts in Israel and internationally.
Research and Reporting (R&R) tasks:
Editing the English versions of the reports produced by R&R.
Assisting with research related to international law and topics covered by the reports.
Strong organisational skills - the ability to multi-task under constraints.
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Native-level fluency in English is essential and working knowledge of Arabic is preferred.
High-level writing and presentation skills.
High-level computer literacy.
Non-profit NGO experience (volunteer, intern or paid). Experience at grass-roots/community level an advantage.
Experience / knowledge / study of human rights work and issues.
Middle East experience.
Your internship will be useful to the HRA because you bring a skill (fluency in English) that is not readily available here. You bring insight into the community that our international advocacy is trying to reach - an invaluable aid for the HRA in developing our presentation of the minority's human rights concerns to an international audience. In this sense, your internship is indispensable in keeping the team going.
More importantly, we hope that you will leave behind a wealth of resources the HRA will continue to benefit from long after you are gone, just as you will hopefully gain experiences that will help you pursue your goals in the future. You will of course bring skills and insights that we will try to customize the internship to make use of, though both our and your awareness of these will only develop once you are here.
The internship should be for a minimum of six months, though a full year is preferred. The HRA is able to provide accommodation (free of charge) and work-related travel expenses (excluding flights to and from Tel Aviv from your home country).
Person to Contact:
Director of HRA: Muhammad Zeidan
Send a CV with a cover letter that states your availability.