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Interested in interning or volunteering for Genocide Watch?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genocide Watch, Inc., the world’s first anti-genocide NGO, and the founder and Chair of the Alliance Against Genocide, offers unpaid staff positions for students and volunteers every Spring, Summer and Fall. Genocide Watch is currently offering virtual staff positions for the Winter and Spring of 2023. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2022.

 

The http://www.genocide-watch.com and http://www.genocidewatch.net archive is the deepest in the field and received over 70 million hits from 2000 through 2016. It is relied on by genocide scholars and activists around the world. Since 2016, Genocide Watch has used its current website, http://www.genocidewatch.com to better connect website users to Genocide Watch’s social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. ​The website receives hits from over 30,000 individual users per month. Our Alliance Against Genocide website, against-genocide.org is a connector for over one hundred organizations that belong to the Alliance Against Genocide, the first and largest alliance of anti-genocide organizations in the world.

 

Volunteer staff and interns work virtually from wherever they live. Genocide Watch currently has staff members from the U.S., Canada, U.K., Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Cambodia, and India. We especially seek interns and volunteer staff from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Genocide Watch interns and volunteers will be supervised by the Genocide Watch management team, which consists of former Genocide Watch interns now working for several human rights NGOs, a public health company, a violence monitoring organization, several graduate schools, and by Prof. Gregory Stanton.

All interns report on warning signs of genocidal processes in the 5 to 7 countries they are assigned to monitor.  They post relevant articles to the Genocide Watch website www.genocidewatch.com. Each intern writes three country reports on monitored countries.

Research Team interns write a special report about some topic of concern to be posted as a Genocide Watch Special Report or Blog article. They update the Ten Stages map and create new country pages.

Advocacy and Alliance interns compose communications to government and UN officials concerning situations of concern; and develop contacts with Congressional staff members, State Department personnel, representatives of other Alliance Against Genocide members and other organizations working on these situations.

Communications team members post to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram about recent reports by Genocide Watch and notable events in the coming weeks.

Legal team interns must be law school graduates or students. They work on projects to bring perpetrators to justice, file legal cases against inciters of genocide, and write legal articles and briefs on issues related to genocide and the Genocide Convention.

Internship schedule:

All internships and volunteer positions are virtual. Staff members can work on their local schedules, keeping records of their hours with a time-keeping program. Interns and staff volunteers meet weekly at an agreed time with their managers.

 

New Volunteer staff must do the full Genocide Watch training in their first week and then devote at least twenty hours per week to the work. After their initial three months, staff may apply to continue working as volunteers for Genocide Watch. If selected, they will be expected to work at least ten hours per week for Genocide Watch.

 

Student interns are expected to work the number of hours per week required for credit from their academic institutions. During the school year, internships have hours and start dates depending on the intern’s internship program and course schedule. 

 

Application deadlines:

       

 Winter/Spring (January 2023 – May 2023): ​December 1, 2022

Summer (June 1, 2023 – Aug 2023): ​April 1, 2023

Fall (September 2023– January 2024): July 15, 2023 ​

Application Instructions:

 

To apply, please submit ONE PDF document containing the following by the deadline for the term for which you are applying:

  1. Cover letter explaining why you hope to work for Genocide Watch

  2. Resumé, including foreign language skills

  3. Short writing sample (2-3 pages – an excerpt from a longer paper is fine)

  4. Transcripts (may be unofficial)​

  5. Names and contact information for 2 professional or academic references

 

Applications should be emailed to Dr. Gregory Stanton at president@genocidewatch.org and to interns@genocidewatch.org with subject headline: "[Your Name] - [Fall/Spring/Summer] Internship Application - [desired position]"

In your subject line please begin with your name as well as your preference among the specialties listed below or simply “Internship” or "volunteer" if you are interested in ​any open internship or volunteer staff position.

Applications must include all the documents above to be considered.

Genocide Watch will contact applicants to schedule interviews, if possible by Zoom.

Questions may be directed to president@genocidewatch.org.

Interns and volunteer staff are selected based on language and computer skills, work experience, academic performance, and enthusiasm for promoting Genocide Watch’s mission. Interns may apply for one of the accredited internship programs that give academic credit for their work. Genocide Watch will cooperate with colleges, universities, or professional schools for graded academic credit.

Who are we looking for?

You are a champion for human rights and are passionate about genocide prevention. You are a strong independent worker and effective team player who enjoys collaborating with others. You know how to foster relationships. You thrive in fast-paced environments while working on multiple projects at a time. You have excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, in addition to sharp attention to detail. You are a strong communicator who provides constructive feedback to contribute to the team.

 

Other basic requirements:

  • Self-motivated persons who are passionate about genocide prevention;

  • Previous experience studying, researching, and writing about genocides;

  • Eagerness to get involved in a variety of activities and to learn on the job;

  • Fluency in written English;

  • Ability to use Microsoft 365 Office Suite;

  • Some experience working with Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook;

  • Fluency in a second language is a plus;

  • Training in the use of Microsoft Teams will be provided;

Compensation 
 

This is an unpaid, virtual internship or volunteer opportunity. Applicants are encouraged to seek outside funding sources, including but not limited to grants, stipends, or fellowships. We will gladly assist with this process as needed. Students may also receive credit for work completed at Genocide Watch through their academic programs. Interns and Volunteers may have the opportunity to apply for full-time paid positions if funding is obtained.

 
Genocide Watch is committed to equal opportunity and promotes equity and transparency as core values. Genocide Watch practices inclusiveness in decision-making through the use of consultation with employees throughout the organization. Genocide Watch does not discriminate against any person on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, ability, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Applicants committed to equity from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and identities are encouraged to apply. 

Internships are closed for Fall 2022. Apply now for Winter-Spring Internships and Volunteer Staff Positions. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2022.

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