Internship posted by: Vital Voices Global Partnership
Posted on: February 6, 2013
Middle East & North Africa Internship
Vital Voices Global Partnership
We are currently accepting applications for the Middle East and North Africa Spring 2013 Internship position. Individuals with a demonstrated commitment to and experience in Middle East issues and/or international women's advocacy, leadership development, human rights, economic empowerment, and civil society development are encouraged to apply. The internship requires an ideal commitment of 40 hours per week for full time interns, or 20 hours a week for part time interns. This is an unpaid internship, though Vital Voices will comply with university requirements for externships for credit. This internship will continue until around May 10, with the option to extend.
Through leadership development and training programs around the world, Vital Voices works to expand women's role in generating economic opportunities, increasing political participation, and protecting human rights.
Our international staff and team of over 1,000 partners, pro bono experts and leaders, including senior government, corporate and NGO executives, have trained and mentored more than 8,000 emerging women leaders from over 127 countries in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East since 1997. These women have returned home to train and mentor more than 500,000 additional women and girls in their communities. They are the Vital Voices of our time.
Vital Voices Global Partnership is committed to working with women from throughout the Middle East and North Africa to provide them with the tools they need to safeguard human rights, pursue economic empowerment, promote a vibrant civil society and increase women's political participation. We support women's empowerment in the region by a) supporting the MENA Businesswomen's Network, a regional network working with businesswomen's associations; b) promoting public-private partnerships of corporations, individuals, governments and civil society organizations to enhance women's progress in issues including domestic violence, breast cancer awareness, and human rights awareness; and c) providing capacity-building trainings to advocates for change to empower women leaders across the region.
Specific responsibilities of the intern will include:
To apply: Please e-mail a cover letter indicating your availability (full time or part time), resume, one writing sample of no more than 5 pages, and two references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested candidates should submit applications as soon as possible. Please use "Internship Application_YOUR LAST NAME" as the subject of your e-mail. Only complete applications will be reviewed.