Internship Opportunities 2013-2014
Interning with the Rachel Corrie Foundation (RCF) provides a meaningful way to work towards peace and justice and gain a variety of skills. If you are interested in one of the positions below, please e-mail your completed Intern Interest Form to email@example.com. Upon review, we will then contact you for an interview. We are looking for passionate and reliable people with strong organizational skills who, among their responsibilities, are able to attend semi-monthly staff meetings. Our internships are available for a single quarter. However, preference is given to students who commit to interning for multiple quarters.
BDS Community Outreach Intern (8-20 hours/week)
Work to educate our community on the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Help build understanding and support within different sectors of the local and global communities. Research and liaise with actions being taken regionally and nationally by partner organizations such as JVP, the US Campaign and others for possible collaboration of efforts. Also, in collaboration with TESC Divest, support campus education and outreach around the Divestment and CAT Free campus student initiatives. Tasks will include doing research to create outreach materials, attending committee and planning meetings, communications and organizing events. The intern will work with Public Policy and Communications committee and Project/Program staff.
Fund-Raising Development Intern (6-16 hours/week)
Help the Rachel Corrie Foundation staff, our Finance/Fund-raising Committee, and events planners to develop project fund-raising plans and to seek co-sponsorships and grants. You will work with our Finance/Fund-raising Committee to explore and prioritize fund-raising possibilities, to write fund-raising appeals for newsletters; to create, prepare, and mail co-sponsorship appeal letters and forms; to research, appeal to, and follow up with potential and existing co-sponsors and donors; to research, apply for, and document project grants; and to support development and implementation of fund-raising events
Events Development Intern (8-20 hours/week)
Help the Rachel Corrie Foundation organize, promote, and evaluate the numerous educational events we hold and cosponsor each year. These include our annual Peace Works, Rachel Corrie – March 16th memorial, May 15th Nakba Day, November 29th International Palestine Solidarity day, as well as one-time events for visiting speakers, delegation report backs, emergency protests etc. The intern will work with the Program/Project committee and staff to research event possibilities; use criteria and protocols for prioritizing and responding to event options; develop event goals and target audiences; and plan, promote, carryout and evaluate events. The ideal intern will have experience or very strong interest in event development and management, outreach, communications and will be available on weekends and evenings for some meetings and functions.
General Office Assistant (4-8 hours/week)
Gain office experience by supporting Rachel Corrie Foundation personnel with office communications, data entry, organization of educational materials, filing, maintaining office hours, organizing tabling outreach, volunteer recruitment, recording committee meeting minutes, and a variety of ever-emerging office tasks. The intern will work with the Office Manager and RCF staff. A strong interest in developing office management skills, ability to interact positively with the public, and a specific interest in helping the Rachel Corrie Foundation office operate smoothly is desired.
Graphic Design Artist (4-6 hours/week)
Are you a graphic design artist who would like to use your skills to further the Rachel Corrie Foundation’s peace and justice work? This position will provide opportunities to assist with creation of outreach materials, web design elements, layout of our semi-annual print newsletter and frequent e-newsletters. The ideal candidate will have interest, expertise, and experience in graphic design.
Congressional Education/Advocacy Intern (4-8 hours/week)
Are you interested in learning how to educate and influence public policy makers locally and nationally? Work with the Rachel Corrie Foundation Public Policy and Communications Committee to support educational outreach to public officials and to organize citizens locally and statewide to communicate information and requests pertaining to Peace and Justice in the Middle East to public officials. Help to develop and facilitate a statewide network for this purpose. The ideal intern will have strong interest and/or experience in organizing, networking, communications, government, and U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Gaza Projects Intern (8-20 hours/week)
The Rachel Corrie Foundation has a strong connection to the people of Gaza. In the coming year we will be strengthening these connections through a variety of projects we hope to complete with our partners in Gaza. These projects can greatly benefit from your time, talents, and interest! The projects range from encouraging and utilizing communication and exchange; providing support for grassroots, humanitarian and community development efforts; providing scholarship assistance; education about Gaza; using the arts as tools for connection and engagement; and that have a focus on key issues (ex. water) and key groups (ex. women and children). The ideal intern will have some knowledge of the Israel/Palestine conflict, strong interest in Gaza, strong communication skills with ability to interact positively with diverse populations, ability to work independently, and the ability to work collaboratively and with direction to carry out aspects of existing projects.
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