April 12, 2011: The Coalition is seeking a Development Associate to work in its fundraising department. To download a PDF of the job description, please click here. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email only to coalition(at)sitesofconscience.org.
Interns are integral to the work of the Secretariat of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Interns gain hands-on experience in the fields of human rights, museology, and program management, and exposure to the methodologies and practices of Sites of Conscience. Internships are based in New York and typically last for 4 months, although a shorter or longer period may be possible. Interns participate in an array of activities including research (internet, library and telephone), program administration, and communications. Working knowledge of Spanish, French, or Russian is preferred.
Internships are unpaid. However, students are often able to arrange academic credit. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.
We are currently accepting applications for the following internships.
Together with the Coalition’s Program Director, the Programs intern works on an array of activities ranging from researching and compiling tools and approaches that historic sites around the world can use to foster public dialogue on contemporary issues; editing and writing program models; providing support to the Coalition’s member sites in Asia, Europe and Latin America; and assisting with the day-to-day management of the Coalition’s programs. Internships are unpaid. However, students are often able to arrange academic credit. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.
Please email a letter of interest, resume, and a brief writing sample to email@example.com with “Programs Intern – Cross Regional” in the title. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Please note that only successful applicants will be notified.
In the cover letter, please address the following topics: (1) Why you want to work for the Coalition; (2) what you would like to work on/what you expect from the internship and (3) offer a proposed work schedule.
ABOUT THE GUANTANAMO PUBLIC MEMORY PROJECT
The Coalition is launching a new international project to raise broad public awareness of the entire history of the US Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The Guantánamo Public Memory Project will collect and make public stories, documents, photos, videos and oral testimonies from different perspectives and time periods throughout Gitmo’s 100 year history. Using Web 2.0, media, art, documentary, etc. the project will invite the public to share their own stories of Gitmo and engage in debate about the larger issues this site and others like it across the world raise. The project’s current focus is on creating a pilot website – Gitmo 2.0, which will feature a sample collection of online (multimedia) stories, resources and a forum for discussion on the contemporary issues facing us today. This pilot website will be previewed for feedback from various stakeholders at a conference “Remembering Guantánamo” in April 2011.
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
The intern will be responsible for researching and collecting materials and liaising with the web designer to develop “stories” for the online pilot – Gitmo 2.0. Specifically, the intern will identify 3-5 emblematic individuals from two groups associated with Guantánamo: Haitians held there in the 1990s and military figures who served at Gitmo. The intern will research the stories of these individuals, and identify and obtain materials (such as photos, videos, articles, etc.) that illustrate their stories. The intern will serve as a point of contact for the web designer to access these stories, materials and resources.
The Coalition is re-vamping specific areas of its website and launching a new, social media strategy to reach audiences utilizing social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. The intern will assist in all areas of the website re-vamp, including research on possible online campaigns to link from and to the website; updating the content of the site including editing text, identifying and preparing images and audio visual material; and working with the web designer on design/layout possibilities.
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