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Photo: Interns with Consortium Speaker Meredeth Turshen
The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights is an organization devoted to bringing knowledge about gender to bear on the quest to end armed conflicts and build sustainable peace. Founded in 2002, and now based at the University of Massachusetts Boston, its work is a result of collaboration between scholars and researchers, as well as NGOs and international institutions such as the United Nations. Through knowledge-building workshops, conferences, publications, speaker events, and fellowship and internship programs, the Consortium generates critical new thinking and engagement on gender, war and peacebuilding, providing a necessary bridge between research, activism and policymaking.
Because we are a small, non-profit organization, our interns are integral to the successful execution of all of our core activities, from research to the management of the Consortium itself. Additionally, we see our internship program is a key part of fulfilling our mission to educate emerging scholars and professionals, so we strive to provide interns with educational opportunities and mentorship.
The responsibilities vary and are determined individually for each intern. Our staff meets with each incoming intern to come up with a mix of assignments that best matches the intern's learning goals and skills with the Consortium's current needs.
Typical intern tasks include:
This internship provides interns with the opportunity to see how a small-NGO functions on a day-to-day basis as well as develop their own leadership skills as an essential part of this organization.
Candidates should possess:
The summer internship program offers full-time (35-40 hours/week) positions only. Most successful candidates are available from the end of May/beginning of June until the end of August. While some work can be completed remotely, all interns are expected to work from the Consortium’s office at the University of Massachusetts Boston at least twice/week for on-campus intern meetings, trainings, workshops, etc.
The priority deadline was 11:59pm (EST) February 29, 2016. Applications received on or after March 1 will be considered on an exceptional basis only.
How to apply:
Please submit your application to the Consortium's director, Dr. Carol Cohn, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include a completed Information Form, resume, and cover letter. Please be specific about the time period for which you are seeking an internship, and the weekly time commitment you are prepared to make.
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