Rebuilding Alliance seeks talented volunteers to coordinate our Contact Congress Program. One important feature includes scheduling conference calls to bring Congressional offices and constituents together to hear from Palestinian and Israeli human rights experts and find ways to help, case by case, village by village. The goal is to keep our representatives up-to-date with issues on the ground in Palestinian villages at risk of demolition or expropriation, and to connect them with constituents that care.
Every member of the House and Senate promises to assist constituents with urgent issues that involve a federal agency. Our team mentors constituents as they ask for assistance and cultivate their ongoing relationship with their Congressional staff.
This opportunity is an excellent next step to build your career in public policy, government, journalism, publishing, communications, or even event planning. The candidate will learn to use a variety of advocacy software tools.
The ideal candidate enjoys working as part of team, doing research, making phone calls, scheduling, and social media, pays attention to technical details, is willing to learn about community-directed policy change, and is keenly interested in peace, justice, and the Middle East. In addition, you must be able to handle multi-faceted projects, have excellent writing skills, be determined to get busy speakers to send you their bios on time, and be able to process audience registration data. Furthermore, a candidate must be motivated, self- directed, able to meet deadlines, and work well both individually and as part of a team.
We're especially interested in candidates who would like to stay with this for at least a year and potentially apply for a paid position in the future.
If you are interested in joining us, please reply with your cover letter describing why you are the right person for this position, and include a resume with 3 references to email@example.com
Thank you again for your interest!
P.S. Here's what Mollie Traver said about coordinating these conference calls as an intern at Rebuilding Alliance:
"I always talk about interning with the Rebuilding Alliance as one of my most important, challenging and formative work experiences, especially when I’m in interviews. You asked and expected big things of me right away, and I’m so grateful for that - coordinating a teleconference series, making phone calls to important peacekeepers, offering insights in team meetings, updating our internet presence. These are skills that I value so highly, and that I’m sure will be so important as I enter this industry [publishing] that is entirely new to me. I would also like to stay in touch with you and The Rebuilding Alliance and help in any way I can in the coming years, whether through donations or volunteering my time when I’m back in the Bay Area."
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Rebuilding Alliance is dedicated to advancing equal rights for the Palestinian people through education, advocacy, and support that assures Palestinian families the right to a home, schooling, economic security, safety, and a promising future.
We learned early-on that to build in war-torn communities one must partner locally with non-governmental organizations that hold the trust of the local community and maintain the highest standards of fiscal and personal integrity.
Everyone who works at Rebuilding Alliance is committed to building peace and justice through programs that make a tangible difference and together, we do our best to make RA a great place to work. Many who have joined RA as interns or in entry-level jobs have gone on to their dream-job or pursued advanced degrees.
One of our past interns wrote the following:
"I always talk about interning with Rebuilding Alliance as one of my most important, challenging and formative work experiences, especially when I'm in interviews. You asked and expected big things of me right away, and I'm so grateful for that - coordinating a teleconference series, making phone calls to important peacekeepers, offering insights in team meetings, updating our internet presence. These are skills that I value so highly, and that I'm sure will be so important as I enter this industry that is entirely new to me. I would also like to stay in touch with you and Rebuilding Alliance and help in any way I can in the coming years, whether through donations or volunteering my time when I'm back in the Bay Area."
Advocacy & Human Rights
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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.