Fwd: FW: GLOBAL EXCHANGE JOB OPENING: Human Rights Program Apprentice
>From: Kal� Fajardo <kale@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: FW: GLOBAL EXCHANGE JOB OPENING: Human Rights Program Apprentice
>Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 15:57:50 -0800
>FYI, A Paid internship at GX! Please pass on to your networks!
>Thank you in advance.
>Global Exchange Human Rights Program Apprenticeship
>Program Assistant and Urgent Action Coordinator
>Organizational Background: Global Exchange is a non-profit education,
>research, and action center forging closer ties between North Americans and
>grassroots groups working for economic justice and democracy around the
>world. Through our various programs we seek fundamental change in U.S. and
>corporate policies to favor of human rights and fair and environmentally
>sustainable development. Our programs include Reality Tours, a Fair Trade,
>Public Education, Corporate Accountability, and Human Rights campaigns to
>influence international policy issues.
>The Human Rights program at Global Exchange currently includes program work
>on Mexico, Colombia, Haiti, Brazil, Palestine, and domestically in
>California. Each of these programs has specific goals and are linked
>together in their administrative structure, public education, policy
>advocacy work, and legislative strategy.
>Global Exchange seeks a stipended apprentice who shares a commitment to
>for greater social justice, a strong understanding of the current situation
>in at least one of the regions listed above, and a passion for learning
>more. The position involves a great deal of responsibility and is
>by the Human Rights program director.
>Purpose: To assist the program director in the overall running of Global
>Exchange's Human Rights Program. The work includes the following:
>o Report and Urgent Action: Assist program staff with writing,
>translating, editing: Recent reports include a comprehensive report on the
>Mexican Military, a report on the Haitian elections, Brazil Human Rights
>2000 report. See our webpage (http://www.globalexchange.org) for more
>information on these reports.
>o Lobbying: Helping build capacity to lobby at the federal level in
>of positions and legislation that support human rights and democratic
>o Public Outreach: Help to organize informational meetings,
>demonstrations, phone-banks and media events.
>o Program Outreach: Help produce and update program informational
>o Delegation Organization: Aiding in the organization of educational
>o Archiving: Collecting and archiving material on current issues in
>o Research: Assisting program staff in researching regional and US
>o Fundraising: Assisting program staff with program reports and
>and liaison with the development department.
>o Administrative Support: Filing, data entry, internet searches and
>extensive phone work. Also includes building and maintaining urgent action
>o Coordination with program staff in San Francisco and abroad: Includes
>regular communication and collaboration with field offices in Mexico and
>Applicants for this position should be self-motivated, well-organized,
>fluent in English (and preferably Portuguese, Arabic, or Spanish),
>knowledgeable about the history of the regions involved, current events and
>international relations. Applicants should have strong computer and office
>skills (Microsoft Word, Quick Mail, PageMaker 6, Filemaker Pro, Netscape).
>The stipended apprenticeship program is a minimum 6 month program (32
>hrs/week) set up to allow a highly motivated person, who might not
>be able to afford it, to do an apprenticeship. People of color,
>lesbian/gay/bi sexual/transgendered people and non-citizens are strongly
>encouraged to apply.
>Starting stipend: $1000.00 monthly plus health benefits.
>Candidates, please send:
>1. Letter of interest
>3. Three letters of reference that specifically address your capabilities
>for THIS position. Two of these letters should be from academic or
>professional supervisors and one may be from a friend or colleague.
>Please send application materials to:
>Ted Lewis, Human Rights Program
>2017 Mission St. #303
>San Francisco, CA 94110
>If you wish to send application materials by email please send them to:
>APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY APRIL 30 WILL HAVE PREFERENTIAL CONSIDERATION
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