Do you care about human rights - even on the other side of the world? Do you enjoy solving difficult problems with and for families who need urgent help?
This is all about emergency travel from and to Palestine, Israel, and the U.S. Rebuilding Alliance found a good way to overcome a challenging human rights problem: when Americans ask their U.S. Representative and Senators to help, we can facilitate the transit permits needed to get them to visa interviews and to cross checkpoints and borders so they can fly. Before we can contact Congress though, we need to delve deep into casework and work with various embassies to explore options.
Over the years, Rebuilding Alliance has helped some 25 families transit. So far this year, we're delving deep to help governments recognize the citizenship of American babies so they can travel with their families. Your tasks will include joining us on calls with the families themselves, as well as their Congressional representatives, writing notes and drafts. You will also need to keep their files up-to-date using Google drive as we transition to formal casework tools.
To learn more about this opportunity, please reply by emailing a cover letter describing why you are the right person for this position, your resume, and three references and we'll set-up a phone interview.
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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
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
September 21, 2020
Must be at least 16
2 hrs/day and it could grow to be 20hrs/week
This may include joining late-night calls with the applicant or with the permit or visa offices / embassies