The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization based in Tucson, Arizona with the mission to end disappearance and uphold human dignity along the U.S.-Mexico border. Colibrí works in solidarity with families of the disappeared to find truth and justice through forensic science, investigation, and community organizing. Colibrí bears witness to this unjust loss of life, accompanying families in their search and holding space for families to build community, share stories, and raise consciousness about this human rights crisis.
Through our Missing Migrant Project and DNA Program, we work with medical examiners to compare information families provide about the missing as well as DNA samples with unidentified remains recovered along the border in the hopes of giving families the answers they so deserve. Beyond our forensic work, we create supportive spaces and advocate for change through the Family Network, a network of mutual support and solidarity among families and friends of missing migrants across the Americas, and Bring them Back and Historias y Recuerdos, oral history-testimony projects that center and amplify family voices.
Colibrí has hosted an internship program since it was founded in 2013. We are excited to welcome a new cohort of interns for Summer 2020. We seek to match interns with program areas based on particular skill sets and programmatic needs, ranging from graphic design to fundraising, and from forensic science to social media and communications. While the exact position description and scope of work will be articulated jointly by the intern and their supervisor at Colibrí, copied below are general descriptions for the available positions. All positions listed have opportunity for public speaking, presentations, and participation in community events.
Colibrí is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA+ applicants. Individuals with personal immigration stories are strongly encouraged to apply, as are those with advanced proficiency in Spanish and/or indigenous languages from Mexico and Central America.
Disclaimer: These jobs are performed under general office conditions, and are not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
To apply, please fill out this application form to be considered for interviews.
The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization based in Tucson, Arizona with the mission to end disappearance and uphold human dignity along the U.S.-Mexico border. Colibrí works in solidarity…