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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 Spring of 2022. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2021.

 

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. ​Our Alliance Against Genocide website, againstgenocide.org is a connector for over ninety 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 working from the U.S., Canada, U.K., Netherlands, Spain, Italy, 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 seven former Genocide Watch interns now working for a law firm, public health company, anti-torture NGO, several graduate schools, and by Prof. Gregory Stanton.

Internship schedule:

Genocide Watch is open five days a week, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. E.S.T. 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.

 

Volunteer staff must do the full Genocide Watch training in their first week and then devote at least ten hours per week to the work.

 

Student interns are expected to work 15 - 20 hours per week. During the school year, internships have hours and start dates depending on the intern’s internship program and course schedule. 

 

Application deadlines:

           ○ Fall (September 2021– January 2022): July 15, 2021​ ​

Spring (January 2022 – May 2022): ​December 1, 2021

Summer (June 1, 2022 – Aug 2022): ​April 15, 2022

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.

 
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. 

 

Open Staff Positions, Spring 2022:

 

High Priority: Communications (2)

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Primary responsibilities:

  • Creating and disseminating Genocide Watch newsletters;

  • Launching social media campaigns on our platforms for educational purposes;

  • Managing Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and our Wix Website;

  • Editing and proofreading Country Reports, Genocide Alerts, and blogs;

  • Assisting with podcast development and publication;

  • Seeking and managing requests for speaking engagements and media appearances.

  • Graphic design skills are an asset.

 

High Priority: Fundraising/Development (2) 

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Primary responsibilities:

  • Researching and identifying potential sources of grants and donations;

  • Applying for grants from foundations and donors;

  • Planning and carrying out fundraising campaigns;

  • Making contacts with donors and arranging meetings with them;

  • Maintaining regular contacts with donors and foundations;

  • Thanking and honoring donors;

  • Reporting on Genocide Watch’s work to donors.

High Priority: Education/Timestream (2)

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Primary responsibilities:

  • Developing interactive presentations on genocides using the Timestream platform;

  • Developing educational programs with Alliance member organizations;

  • Organizing webinars and other events to raise awareness about genocide;

  • Writing Genocide Alerts and Country Reports on at-risk countries and ongoing genocides.

Advocacy (2)

 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Distributing Alerts and Reports to the Office of the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, the U.S. Atrocities Early Warning Board, members of the U.S. Congress, Senate, State Dept. and National Security Council;

  • Communicating Alerts and Reports to Alliance Against Genocide members and to other anti-genocide organizations;

  • Engaging with policymakers in the U.S., U.K., France, E.U. and UN Security Council, and other human rights organizations, journalists, and the media

  • Writing opinion articles for newspapers and other media and sending them for publication.

  • Organizing advocacy campaigns or events to raise awareness of situations at risk of genocide

 

Alliance Coordination (1)

 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Engaging over 90 Alliance members around the world and publicizing their initiatives;

  • Coordinating collaborative projects with other Alliance members;

  • Creating and distributing bi-weekly Alliance Newsletters;

  • Managing Alliance Against Genocide social media accounts;

  • Managing and updating the Alliance Against Genocide website;

  • Recruiting new member organizations from underrepresented communities (South America, Africa, and South-east Asia);

  • Organizing Alliance events including an annual virtual members’ meeting.

 

Research

 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Writing Country Reports and Genocide Alerts on warning signs of genocide;

  • Updating the 10 Stages of Genocide World Map;

  • Creating data visualizations, maps, and infographics;

  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of genocidal processes and risks;

  • Research collaboration with Alliance Against Genocide member organizations.

  • Knowledge of ODK, GIS, PowerBI, or Tableau is a plus, but training will be provided to staff who need to use this software.

 

Legal

 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Assisting Dr. Stanton with his book, “The 10 Stages of Genocide;”

  • Researching and drafting articles opposing Schabas’ ICJ defense of Myanmar;

  • Researching and drafting articles opposing the euphemism "ethnic cleansing" to deny genocide;

  • Researching and drafting articles on state intent in international law;

  • Researching national venues for suits against Facebook for publishing incitements to genocide in Myanmar;

  • Developing plans with Iraq to try ISIS detainees;

  • Planning a commission of inquiry and programs in Nigeria to stop jihadist terrorism and genocide;

  • Editing Country Reports and Genocide Alerts by Genocide Watch staff.

 

How to apply:

Please email your resume or CV, cover letter, writing sample, unofficial transcript, and names of two references to Dr. Gregory Stanton (president@genocidewatch.org) , Cc: interns@genocidewatch.org

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