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Country Specialist Program, Amnesty International

Amnesty International works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. AIUSA investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. AIUSA have received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving efforts. AIUSA dare to envision a world in which every person – regardless of race, religion, gender, or ethnicity – enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And we ask you to join us – to take action and stop human rights abuses wherever they occur.

AIUSA is seeking a Country Specialist who will monitor the human rights situation, campaign for a positive change, and help coordinate action strategies to stop and prevent human rights abuses in their assigned countries.  Ideal candidates should have a combination of country/regional expertise, academic background in the region, relevant language abilities, and human rights activist experience.  You must be willing to donate at least 10 hours per week and make a minimum two year commitment to the program. This is a U.S. based position which is unpaid, but AI-related expenses will be compensated.

Currently, AIUSA are looking for volunteers with expertise on Belarus and Western SectorKosovo, Montenegro, Serbia or would be interested in joining the Balkans Action Network or Eurasia Action Network who can help us raise concerns about violations of the rights to freedom of religion, expression, association, and assembly. While we have a particular need to find experts for these countries, feel free to contact us if your expertise lies in some other area.  If you are interested in joining the Country Specialist Program please send a cover letter and resume to the address listed below.  If you would like more information, please contact the Country Specialist Program at the phone number or e-mail listed below

Amnesty International USA

Attn: Cogroup Program

600 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, 5th Floor

Washington, DC 20003

Phone: (202) 544-0200 ext 261

Fax: (202) 546-7142




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Internships for Russian-speaking students in NYC, Malenkaya Kompaniya

Malenkaya Kompaniya

Russian Literary Magazine for Kids and Parents

ISSN 1933-6020



Malenkaya Kompaniya is a literary magazine for Russian-speaking children in America and their families. The magazine is published by a non-profit corporation CEKPET, Ltd. It is printed in NYC and mailed to subscribers all over the country. The magazine encourages young kids and teens to read, both in Russian and English, and helps families that are interested in keeping the heritage language. At our Russian Children’s Theater Studio we use theater as a means of keeping the heritage language.


Students who are looking to gain valuable work experience, improve their communication and writing skills in Russian, and have their works published are encouraged to apply for the internships that we currently offer. High school students may apply for volunteering in order to get community service credit.


  • Education/ Theater Workshopsseveral interns assist staff with the creation of programs for our Theater Studio and help the staff during the classes and rehearsals. Interns in this area should have good oral and writing skills in Russian, excellent organizational skills, and desire to work with children of various ages and backgrounds. Workshops are on Saturdays in Sheepsheadsbay, Brooklyn.
  • Website Improvement – intern assists staff with maintaining and improving website and blog. Intern in this area should have excellent knowledge of computer programming and experience in creating and maintaining websites and blogs. Ability to read and write in Russian is highly desirable. Telecommuting is OK.
  • Magazine Illustrations several interns will make color and/or black and white illustrations to the poems/stories/novels to be published in the magazine and assist staff in creating props and costumes for the theater. Artistic preparation and good reading skills in Russian are required. Knowledge of Russian children’s literature is desirable. Telecommuting is OK.

To apply for an internship, please send a letter stating the area(s) you are interested in (do not forget to indicate your level of Russian) to Some applicants may be required to provide links to the sites/blogs they have created or bring/send portfolio of their drawings.

It is a non-profit organization, all internships are non-paid. Each intern will get free copies of the magazine and will be given credit for his/her work both in the magazine and on our website.


Those college students who write themselves and/or do literary translations of works for children to/from Russian are encouraged to send us their works (it is the task of a translator to get the copyright permission of the author/copyright holder).


If you have any questions about these internships and/or about our magazine in general, please contact Alla Markova by email at



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2011 Human Rights Internship, Human Rights Internship Program, UChicago, Deadline November 1

The Human Rights Internship Program offers $5000 internships to University of Chicago students for summer projects working at non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies and international bodies around the world. The Human Rights Internship Program offers a select group of Chicago students the opportunity to learn the skills and understand the difficulties inherent in putting human rights into practice.  Since its establishment in 1998 the Internship Program has helped place more than 200 students with non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies and international bodies around the world.

Applications are available on-line at:

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