Cause Areas


Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:00 AM - Fri Dec 09, 2016 05:00 PM


110 Chang Klan RoadChiang Mai, 50000TH

Ending the Exploitation of Boys in Thailand


Job Overview:

Reporting to the Urban Light Thailand Director, the Urban Light Intern will have a pivotal role in assisting the organization reach its goals in terms of client services and advocacy through life skills workshops, teaching English, managing social media, and fundraising. Education, advocacy, and increasing awareness will be the main duties. Arranging a fundraiser will be required once a need has been chosen that the intern feels most passionate about. Please email with your resume and cover letter (complete with three references) if interested in applying for this position.


English and Other Life Skills Workshops

· Teach a minimum of three 45-60 minute English classes per week. In addition to these classes, smaller or private lessons may be required as needed

· Identify a book set and curriculum for purchase and use within the organization

· Record keeping of lesson plans and client attendance

· Be creative, practical, and engaging in delivering lesson plans

· Ability in the use of visuals and other creative medians in order to keep learning fun and interactive and to combat language barriers

Social Media

· Plan and manage all social media content using the Urban Light social media calendar

· Update Urban Light’s social media a minimum of one time every 24 hours (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)

· Seek to increase the organization’s followers, thus, increasing awareness about male sexual and labor exploitation and trafficking, as well as the health and substance abuse issues surrounding it

· Be a consistent advocate on behalf of our clients by researching the latest articles and studies in this field and posting them

· Network with different media outlets in hopes of getting Urban Light published and spreading the word

· *Please note that all posts and communications must be approved by the Director first per child protection policies

· Frequently review and update the Urban Light website, offering suggestions for changes and improvements

· Send out a quarterly newsletter to Urban Light supporters and our donor base to update them on our current happenings and progress made.


· Create, implement, and manage one fundraiser, of your choice that meets current organizational needs, every six months


· Initiate, develop and maintain positive relationships with client youth and work with other Urban Light Youth Center staff to collectively address their needs

· Arrange, plan, and lead visiting groups that request a visit to the Urban Light drop in center

· Assist and support the Social Worker and Case Manager in completing educational needs assessments/short surveys and designing activities that are in accordance with the client’s needs and any other task needed for the development and success of our clients

· Assist Social Worker and Case Manager with workshop activities and programming, including organizing, co-delivering and/or participating in informative and engaging activities for the client youth who attend the Urban Light Youth Center (e.g. in areas such as and not limited to, health, fitness, smoking, drugs, relationships, bullying, life-skills, sex-education, arts-based activities, community projects, outdoor education and sporting activities etc.)

· Maintain client youth attendance sheet records to track attendance statistics and workshop progress reports

· Perform other tasks as required

The Volunteer will be expected to:

· Contribute to the development of reports as required by the Director including but not limited to client youth attendance records, English progress reports and any other reports as required by life skills workshops as well as personal task reports

· Build and maintain a working knowledge of current trends and developments related to human trafficking, child slavery, commercial sexual exploitation and youth development

· Adhere to the Child Protection Policy, related Health and Safety practices and all Urban Light Policies and Code of Conduct


· Must be fluent in written and spoken English language. Being eager, willing, and intentional with learning Thai once on the ground will greatly benefit the applicant

· A B.A or higher in either education, communications or marketing. Priority will be given to applicant’s who hold a teaching qualification, such as a TOFEL, if they did not graduate with a degree in education

· Experience in teaching and writing preferred

· Possess some experience in working with at-risk youth and vulnerable populations

· Able to quickly form positive relationships with youth and young adults

· Communication (written and verbal), listening and questioning skills

· Time management and ability to multi-task

· Strong interpersonal, relationship building and networking skills.

· Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the use of Google Drive

· A background in photography, film making, or graphic design


· Understanding and respect of the complexity of sexual trauma and abuse

· Awareness of human slavery and child trafficking as it relates in particular to young males

· Sensitivity of client differences in culture, ethnicity, and language

· Understanding of ESL learners’ classroom environments and dynamics

Attributes and Behaviors:

· Compassionate and culturally sensitive

· Ability to work under emotionally charged conditions and in difficult situations with sensitivity and respect

· Passionate advocate for vulnerable persons

· Identify areas for self-improvement, pursue necessary education and training, and seek appropriate supervision

· Flexible and adaptable in a very unpredictable environments

· Ability to self-start and take initiative when experiencing down time

· Experience in cross-cultural and linguistically challenging environments and not getting frustrated by them, including the perpetual language barriers


  • Organization
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Relationship Building

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Requirements & Commitment

  • minimum 6 months
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