Communications Intern - Refugee Human Rights and Labor Rights


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Fri Jun 01, 2018 09:00 AM - Fri Aug 31, 2018 05:00 PM


1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite #1111Oakland, CA 94612


Summer 2018 Internship

Position Title: Communications Intern - Refugee Human Rights and Labor Rights

Team : Advocacy Team

Reports to : Assoc Director of Advocacy and Communications

Period: Summer 2018

Position Description

Asylum Access, an innovative nonprofit dedicated to realizing refugee rights in the Africa, Asia and Latin America through legal services, policy advocacy and public education, seeks a Refugee Work Rights Communications Intern to support the production of reports, events and related media about Asylum Access’s Refugee Work Rights website, . The website and related reports provide credible data regarding refugee access to safe, lawful employment in nearly thirty countries around the world. This summer more countries will be profiled and a written report will be released about Latin America.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Duties may include but not limited to

  • Event management and logistical support for workshops and panels planned for Toronto, Geneva, etc.
  • Write and edit copy for reports, brochures, and presentations
  • Write media content, including social media posts for a popular audience, and blogs or articles for a sub-audience familiar with refugee rights discourse
  • Write, revise and or edit drafts of country profiles in collaboration with team
  • Liaise with partners and leaders in soliciting comments on drafts
  • Liaise with Latin American colleagues regarding a related print report
  • Provide logistical support related to content, website upload, and research launch

Preferred Qualifications

  • Journalism/communications background preferred
  • Editing experience
  • Billingual Spanish/English
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills
  • Familiarity with emerging discourse in refugee rights

Required Qualifications

  • Have demonstrably excellent writing skills
  • Information literacy: apply sound reasoning in data analysis and research methods
  • Ability to work remotely, and periodically on-site with supervisor and team
  • Interest in international human rights and/or refugee rights and/or related topics
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups. Candidate should be culturally sensitive
  • Basic working knowledge of Gmail, Google Drive, Ms Office and related tools (Docs, Sheets, etc.)

Dates, Hours and Location of Work

This position will require to work 20-40 hours per week with time split between the office in downtown Oakland, CA and remote work. The internship period is generally June through August, but can start earlier or end later depending on the applicant’s circumstance. Specific dates will be agreed upon during the interview and acceptance.


This is a part- or full-time, unpaid internship.

Application Instructions to Candidates

  1. Send your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to with subject " Communications Intern - Refugee Human Rights and Labor Rights "
  2. Please describe your reasons for applying, relevant qualifications, and how you learned about the position.

Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants in need of accommodation during the interview can contact HR -


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