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Jobs | Internships

The MADRE office is located in New York City, and unless otherwise indicated, staff/interns are required to live within a commuting distance of Manhattan.

Staff Positions


Internships

MADRE internships are a great way to learn new skills, gain work experience and support MADRE's work with women and families worldwide.

Internships take place at the MADRE office in Manhattan. MADRE offers three internship sessions throughout the year: Summer (June-August), Fall (September-December), and Spring (January-May).

MADRE does not have the capacity to sponsor visa applications for interns from outside the US. If you are an international applicant, please indicate in your application that you have authorization to legally work in the US.

Please send your application to ONLY one email address. If you wish to apply to multiple internships send your application to your first choice and include your other choices in your cover letter.

Internship positions include:

Deadlines: March 15 (Summer); July 15 (Fall); November 15 (Spring)

Human Rights Legal Advocacy Intern

Under the supervision of MADRE’s experienced human rights attorneys, the Human Rights Legal Advocacy Intern will help MADRE’s team implement legal advocacy initiatives for advancing women’s human rights and creating positive social change in contexts of war, conflict, disaster and their aftermath.

Interns will learn practical skills of:

  • Conducting legal research and producing memoranda and human rights reports and briefings in relation to MADRE’s thematic issue areas, including women, peace and security; sexual and gender-based violence; rights of LGBTIQ people; climate justice; and rights of Indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples in conflict and disaster settings among others;  
  • Monitoring, analyzing and reporting on developments and trends in key international policy and decision-making spaces such as the UN Security Council with a view towards MADRE’s legal advocacy work
  • Drafting memoranda, reports, and advocacy letters to UN and regional human rights bodies;
  • Following and participating in UN processes, including the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the High-level Political Forum, UN Security Council Open Debates and others as necessary;
  • Representing MADRE at meetings and events as necessary;
  • Providing limited administrative and logistics support to the Advocacy team as required.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of women’s rights and gender equality;
  • Strong research, analysis, writing, and communications skills;
  • Attending a law school in pursuit of a JD, or recently graduated from an accredited law school;
  • Proficiency (reading, writing, and speaking) in Spanish and Arabic is highly desired;
  • Demonstrated interest in international and regional human rights mechanisms;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks effectively;
  • Detail-oriented and able to deliver assignments on time;
  • Passionate about MADRE’s mission, committed to teamwork, and achieving results.

People of color, women, LGBTIQ people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: HRLAInternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please.

Human Rights Advocacy Intern

The Human Rights Advocacy Intern will help MADRE’s team implement advocacy initiatives for advancing women’s human rights and creating positive social change in contexts of war, conflict, disaster and their aftermath.

Interns will learn practical skills of:

  • Conducting research and producing memoranda and human rights reports and briefings in relation to MADRE’s thematic issue areas, including women, peace and security; sexual and gender-based violence; rights of LGBTIQ people; climate justice; and rights of Indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples in conflict and disaster settings among others;  
  • Monitoring, analyzing and reporting on developments and trends in key international policy and decision-making spaces such as the UN Security Council with a view towards MADRE’s advocacy work;
  • Drafting memoranda, reports, and advocacy letters to UN and regional human rights bodies;
  • Following and participating in UN processes, including the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the High-level Political Forum, UN Security Council Open Debates and others as necessary;
  • Representing MADRE at meetings and events as necessary;
  • Providing limited administrative and logistics support to the Advocacy team as required.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of women’s rights and gender equality;
  • Strong research, analysis, writing, and communications skills;
  • Proficiency (reading, writing, and speaking) in Spanish, French and Arabic is highly desired;
  • Demonstrated interest in international and regional human rights mechanisms;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks effectively;
  • Detail-oriented and able to deliver assignments on time;
  • Passionate about MADRE’s mission, committed to teamwork, and achieving results.

People of color, women, LGBTIQ people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: HRLAInternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please.

Communications Intern

Interns will learn practical skills of:

  • Monitoring international news reports related to MADRE program areas and partnerships;
  • Assisting with producing and editing audio and video contentt;
  • Assisting in creating content, designing and producing MADRE print materials and newsletters;
  • Assisting with e-communications to MADRE's membership;
  • Conducting research and drafting content for MADRE's website;
  • Assisting with social networking initiatives;
  • Providing research assistance as needed;
  • Assisting with event planning and outreach.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: CommunicationsInternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please.

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