Internship Coordinator, University of Chicago Human Rights Program

The University of Chicago Human Rights Program

Internship Coordinator (apply by February 22, 2012)

The Human Rights Program seeks to hire a half-time staff person (18 hours per week) to coordinate support for the internship program for academic year 2012-13. 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 2012 application process, and Winter & Spring Quarter group and individual sessions with interns selected for 2013. 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 three 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 (18 hours per week/ no benefits) which begins in Autumn Quarter 2012 and runs through Spring Quarter 2013. This is a one-year position. If possible, we would like the person selected for 2012-13 to work some hours in May, 2012, as a paid training period.

General Summary

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 .


A B.A. degree and knowledge of employment in NGOs, service or advocacy organizations are required. We also require a minimum of two years full-time relevant employment. (Examples of relevant employment may be a staff position with a human rights, social justice, or social service NGO or other advocacy organization. Internships and other part-time work while a full-time student do not count towards this requirement.) Excellent written and verbal skills, experience in and knowledge of the non-profit and advocacy community, familiarity with the University of Chicago student body, maturity and the capacity to supervise College and graduate 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. Prior involvement with the University of Chicago Human Rights Program as a student, intern, TA, graduate student lecturer, or employee is highly desirable but not required.


This is an 18 hour per week 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. This is a one academic year position, beginning in late September, 2012. We would also be interested in your availability in May, 2012, for training. Hours for training could be adjusted to your schedule and would be paid at a comparable hourly rate.

Apply by Wednesday, February 22, 2012, by sending all materials to Sarah Moberg, Program Manager, Human Rights Program, University of Chicago – A cover letter, resume, a short writing sample (non-academic writing such as a grant proposal or news report are acceptable) and contact information for at least two references are required. Interviews of finalists will be held in late February or early March. You must have authorization to work in the United States.

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