The University of Chicago Human Rights Program
Internship Coordinator (apply by April 30, 2010)
The Human Rights Program, established in 1997, offers students the opportunity to combine theory and practice in the study of human rights. Human Rights Program courses and internships are open to students from the College and all graduate and professional programs of the University. More information about the Human Rights Program is available at http://humanrights.uchicago.edu .
The Human Rights Program seeks to hire a half-time staff person to coordinate support for the internship program. This is an ideal job for a University of Chicago graduate student or professional student. The Internship Coordinator will manage the Internship Program, including but not limited to the Autumn Quarter 2010 application process, and Winter & Spring Quarter group and individual sessions with interns selected for 2011. The Coordinator will be in charge of intern Report Back panels throughout the year, in coordination with the Assistant to the Director. The Coordinator will work with two student “peer advisers” – former interns who advise students selected regarding their placements and work-plans. The Coordinator will work with the Executive Director and Development staff to provide materials for donors and will have an active role in HR Program activities including staff meetings. This is a half-time position which begins in Autumn Quarter 2010 and runs through Spring Quarter 2011. .
A B.A. degree and a minimum of two years full-time relevant employment are required. (Examples of relevant employment include student advising or counseling in a liberal arts college or university or a staff position with a human rights, social justice, or social service organization.) Excellent written and verbal skills, experience in and knowledge of the non-profit and advocacy community, maturity and the capacity to supervise College students are required. The successful candidate should also possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team, the capacity to handle multiple tasks, to be careful about details, to have good time-management skills, and have proficiency with computers. International living and working experience or experience working in international education or study abroad programs are strongly preferred, fluency in a second language preferred.
This is a half-time position which pays $6000 per quarter for three quarters (a total of $18,000 for the academic year). The Internship Coordinator will have an office in the Human Rights Program and is expected to work primarily at the office. The Coordinator reports to the Human Rights Program Executive Director. Apply by April 30 by sending all materials to Sarah Moberg, Assistant to the Director, Human Rights Program, University of Chicago – firstname.lastname@example.org A cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for at least two references are required. The writing sample can be academic or non-academic (a report, a journalism piece) of 2000 words or less. It can be an excerpt from a longer piece. Interviews of finalists will be held in May. You must have authorization to work in the United States.