The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights (the Institute) offers spring, summer and fall internships to high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates.
Please visit our profile on idealist.org for current internship openings and deadlines.
We are looking for highly motivated interns to assist in all aspects of major research, web, and campaign projects relating to international worker rights in the global economy. Internships with the Institute offer a unique opportunity for students interested in globalization, human, women’s and workers' rights, corporate accountability and social justice. Interns build skills in strategic corporate research, campaign development and a lot more.
Research and Outreach Intern
- Corporate and trade statistics research;
- Monitoring news coverage;
- Maintaining social networking sites;
- Supporting development of reports;
- Assisting campaign outreach; and
- Assisting operational tasks.
Bengali-English Translation Intern
We are seeking translators proficient in spoken and written Bengali and English to assist with research (in Bengali) and translate documents and audio or video interviews. Our program in Bangladesh focuses on garment workers in Export Processing Zones, shipbreakers, and migrant workers working in garment industry in Jordan. The Bengali-English Translation Intern also shares duties of the research and outreach portfolio.
- Excellent writing, research, and communication skills.
- Commitment to social justice.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
- Verbal and written proficiency in Sinhala, Bengali, Spanish, or Mandarin is desirable.
- Experience with a relational database is a plus.
- Experience with web design, video editing, or strategic communications with social media is a plus.
A minimum of 10 hours a week during the school year, 20-30 hours a week during the summer. Scheduling can be worked out on an individual basis.
College or university course credit can be arranged easily at most schools. Local travel expenses can be reimbursed and small stipends are available depending on need.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and a resume to Sabrina Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The subject line of your email application must be "Internship Application-Summer/Fall/Spring Year" depending on the semester and year that you are applying. (For example, "Internship Application-Summer 2020")
Applicants must specify your intended period of internship and your intended working hours in your cover letter.
We interview and hire on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.