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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 current students and volunteers every Spring, Summer and Fall. Genocide Watch offers virtual staff positions for the Spring and Summer 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 eighty organizations that belong to the Alliance Against Genocide, the first and largest alliance of anti-genocide organizations in the world.

 

While educational institutions and government institutions are closed due to the Covid-19 lockdown, interns will work virtually, from wherever they live. Genocide Watch currently has staff members working from the U.S., Canada, U.K., Netherlands, Spain, and Italy. 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 three former Genocide Watch interns now working for a law firm, public health company, and cybersecurity software firm, 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. During the spring and summer of 2021, internships and volunteer positions will be virtual and interns can work on their local schedules, keeping records of their hours with a time-keeping program.  Interns and volunteers will meet weekly at an agreed time with their managers. 

 

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): August 1, 2021​ ​

Spring (February 2022 – May 2022): ​January 1, 2022

Summer (June 1, 2021 – Aug 2021): ​May 1, 2021

Application Instructions:

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

  1. Cover letter

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

  3. Resumé, including foreign language skills

  4. Transcripts (may be unofficial)​

  5. 2 professional or academic references

 

Applications should be emailed to Dr. Gregory Stanton at president@genocidewatch.org ,and to interns@genocidewatch.org.

 

In your subject line please put 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 staff position.

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, or Genocide Watch will cooperate with colleges, universities, or professional schools for graded academic credit.

Who are we looking for?

  • 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 learn on the job;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Enthusiasm for collaborative teamwork;

  • 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 use of Microsoft Teams will be provided;

  • Graphic design skills are an asset;

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

 

Open Staff Positions, Summer 2021:

Advocacy

Primary responsibilities:

  • Writing policy briefs on on-going genocides and countries at risk of genocide; 

  • Engaging with policy makers in the U.S., U.K., France, E.U. and UN Security Council;

  • Communicating 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 other human rights organizations, journalists, and the media.

 

Communications

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.

 

Fundraising

Primary responsibilities:

  • Using Blackbaud eTapestry, identifying potential sources of grants and donations;

  • Applying for grants from foundations and donors;

  • Planning and carrying out fundraising campaigns;

  • Making contacts with wealthy 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.

 

Education

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 on-going genocides.

 

Alliance Coordination

Primary responsibilities:

  • Engaging 80 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.

 

Legal

Primary responsibilities:

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

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

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

  • Researching and drafting article on state intent in humanitarian intervention;

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

  • Developing plans with Iraq and the UN to build a mixed tribunal 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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