This event takes place on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Morton’s Steakhouse, 1200 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131.
For more info and free registration, please click here.
Deadline: Open until filled
Location: New York
The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders seeks interns for the period May – December 2014 (flexible -6 months).
The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), an autonomous program of the International Civil Society Action Network, is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe and West Asia—mostly in conflict-affected countries—that are actively involved in advocacy and action for the full and effective implementation of the Security Council resolutions on women and peace and security.
GNWP aims to bridge the gap between policy discussions and implementation and action on the ground on women and peace and security issues. To achieve this aim, GNWP engages in four programmatic areas: CapacityBuilding, Advocacy, Research and Institutional Strengthening. This programmatic focus includes various initiatives such as Civil Society Monitoring of the implementation of UNSCR 1325; Localization of UNSCR 1325 and 1820; Education and Advocacy on the CEDAW General Recommendation on Women in Conflict Prevention, Conflict and Post-conflict Situations; 1325 Media Outreach; Multi-stakeholders Financing Mechanism for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 National Action Plans; Engagement with the Security Sector and Support to national action planning processes.
GNWP’s work focuses on the following objectives:
The internship is 70 per cent projects, 30 per cent organizational and administrative responsibilities. The intern will be required to:
GNWP will cover monthly metrocards and give small stipends whenever possible.
To apply please send cover letter, CV and short writing sample via email.]]>
Deadline: April 25, 2014
Location: New York
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) PeaceWomen Program offers a United Nations (UN) Security Council Monitor (SCM) Research Fellowship through their New York City UN office. This competitive unpaid fellowship is offered to graduate students or professionals interested in women, peace and security issues. A small travel stipend is included. The experience offers an opportunity to do analysis, research and write about women, peace and conflict issues and gain experience with grassroots communications and non-governmental organization management in the context of the United Nations.
The SCM Research Fellow is the project lead for PeaceWomen’s Security Council Monitor project, which provides comprehensive and up to date information on all Security Council debates and other action addressing issues of Women Peace and Security. The fellow attends and monitors Security Council debates and related events, writes policy analysis, posts monitoring information on the website, and provides PeaceWomen staff with information allowing timely and relevant interventions or advocacy with UN Member States. The fellow collects monitoring information about the Council including on upcoming missions and countries on the Council’s agenda with particular focus on countries where there are peace support operations. They participate in PeaceWomen’s Women Peace and Security lecture series and have access to related events and policy discussions through the UN and civil society community.
Fellows should be highly self-motivated and well-organized; work well both independently and as part of a team; open-minded, flexible, and not afraid to take initiative; and able to prioritize and complete multiple tasks on tight deadlines. The fellowship requires initiative, creativity, flexibility, and commitment while maintaining PeaceWomen’s high professional standards.
The term of this fellowship is for 8 months- 12 months, from May 2014. While a 1 year commitment is preferred, they are open to considering the shorter term lengths for exceptional candidates although a minimum commitment of 5 months is required.
Please note that the organization is unable to provide work visas for this position.
The SCM fellow will work three to five days per week in the WILPF PeaceWomen office and will have a key role in programmatic work. The fellow’s work will be guided by the PeaceWomen Program Manager and Program Director.
In addition to being project lead on the Security Council Monitor, the fellow should contribute as part of a team to other PeaceWomen projects and communications. Fellows will also be responsible for posting news, resources, and initiatives on the website according to their regional focus area as well as which are forwarded to them for posting by Program staff. The regions which PeaceWomen covers are listed online.
Additional duties include:
Fellows are also responsible for a certain amount of general office work which they will be trained on, including updating the PeaceWomen website, attending meetings, taking notes and performing general support and administrative tasks.
To be considered for the UN Security Council Monitor Research Fellowship, applicants should submit the following documents by 25 April 2014 via email. The subject of the e-mail should be “Spring/Summer 2014 Security Council Monitor Fellow Application” and all documents should be combined into one PDF or DOCX file.
No phone calls please.
Deadline: April 28, 2014
Organization: Make Every Woman Count
Make Every Woman Count is seeking interns who are motivated and passionate to advocate for women’s rights in Africa and ready to take initiative on new programs with strong knowledge and understanding of social media campaigning. The internship provides an opportunity to be involved in research, writing and analysis, monitoring women’s rights in Africa, administrative work, website and social media management; and significant involvement in our advocacy projects such as our women’s political participation and the African Women’s Decade.
Specific internship duties include, but are not limited to:
This a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to get involved in Women’s rights in Africa.
This internship is unpaid and home-based (which makes it quite flexible as you can work from anywhere around the world).
The internship requires a commitment of a minimum of 16 hours per week, at least 2 full days a week for 3 – 6 months. Priority will be given to those who are felxible to work over the weekend and/or weekdays.
If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and a Cover Letter. Please send a separate cover letter not email. In the cover letter , please detail why you want to intern with MEWC, your internship objectives and career goals via email.
Application Deadlines: The Deadline is Monday 28th April 2014
Starting Date: Monday 5th May 2014
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Location: Ithaca, New York
Organization: Avon Global Center for Women & Justice
The Avon Global Center for Women & Justice at Cornell Law School is seeking applications for its 2014-15 Women and Justice Fellowship. The appointment is for one year, but reappointment for a second term is possible. The Fellow will play an integral role in executing and further developing the Center’s initiatives.
The Center works with judges, legal practitioners, civil society advocates and other stakeholders in an effort to end gender-based violence. The Center’s initiatives focus on advancing access to justice and the international rule of law, with an emphasis on defending the human rights of women and girls.
This fellowship offers varied experience in the areas of international human rights and gender justice, including legal research, clinical teaching, and project management. In addition to working with the Center team, the Fellow will interact with students, faculty, judges, and advocates from diverse countries, cultures, and backgrounds. Cornell Law School provides an intellectually engaging work atmosphere, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State.
Fellow responsibilities will include:
At least two years of relevant professional work experience preferred. Experience in international legal research and in website and/or database management is helpful.
Start date: August 2014.
Salary and health benefits and access to university facilities.
Application deadline: May 1, 2014. As applications will be considered on a rolling basis, early application is strongly encouraged.
To apply: Applicants should email a cover letter discussing their interest and qualifications, resume, law school transcript, writing sample (maximum length 10 pages), and contact information for three references to Karla Creech, Program Assistant.
For more information, please visit the Avon Global Center for Women & Justice website.]]>
Deadline: May 9, 2014
Location: Washington, DC
Organization: Center for Reproductive Rights
Founded in 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is a non-profit organization that promotes women’s equality worldwide by securing reproductive rights in constitutional and international human rights law. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental rights that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect and fulfill. The Center is unmatched as a reproductive rights organization in its expertise in U.S. constitutional law, comparative law, and international human rights law.
The Center works across the globe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. committees, and regional human rights bodies, and has built the legal capacity of women’s rights advocates in over 50 countries. The Center’s groundbreaking litigation and advocacy have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies, and its undivided focus on reproductive rights has given it unparalleled expertise in the use of constitutional, international, and comparative human rights law to hold governments accountable for failing to ensure women’s access to critical reproductive healthcare services.
National-level courts, regional human rights courts, and United Nations bodies have increasingly recognized that a woman’s right to reproductive autonomy and reproductive healthcare are basic human rights that must be protected. The Center for Reproductive Rights has played a key role in securing these legal victories and works with attorneys and advocates in the U.S., Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. In addition to its headquarters in New York, the Center has offices in Washington, DC, Nairobi, Bogotá, Kathmandu, and Geneva.
The Center’s Government Relations Program, based in Washington, DC since 2009, focuses on both U.S. domestic and foreign policy, providing leadership within the community of reproductive rights allies. The Center informs the policy debate at the federal level by producing legal analysis of legislation, comments on regulations, polling data, and other materials to policymakers in Congress, the Administration, and the White House. It works to vigorously defend and expand access to a full range of reproductive healthcare; counter abortion stigma as it is reflected in federal policy; and ensure U.S. foreign policy reflects the full range of women’s health needs around the globe.
The Program Associate will be joining the Center at a critical time for reproductive rights globally. As opponents of women’s rights are mounting a scorched-earth campaign to turn back decades of hard-won progress, the Center is fighting back with short-, medium-, and long-term strategies, to reverse the erosion of reproductive rights protections across the U.S. and establish the right to affordable reproductive healthcare in the U.S. A key component of our strategic plan is to restore heightened protections for abortion rights, as promised to American women in the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade (1973).
While no one person will possess all of the qualities listed below, the ideal candidate would have the following professional and personal characteristics:
Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by May 9, 2014.
To learn more about responsibilities and how to apply, please visit the website.
Deadline: May 30, 2014
Location: New York
Organization: Ford Foundation
The Ford Foundation seeks a dynamic, creative and innovative leader to serve as its Director of the Democratic Participation and Governance unit. Building on Ford’s rich legacy in and longstanding commitment to promoting democratic participation globally, the Director will manage the Foundation’s activities and oversee the programming on increasing civic and political participation, promoting electoral reform and democratic participation, and fostering transparent, responsive and accountable governance systems.
The Focus of The Work:
Lasting social change depends upon the ability of people to help shape the policies that affect their lives. The Foundation’s work focuses on increasing public participation in this decision-making, primarily through supporting robust and inclusive civic organizations that bring diverse people together and give them a voice in the democratic process. The global work focuses on promoting transparent, responsive and accountable governments and strengthening the right of people to assemble and advocate, including strengthening civic organizations and the infrastructure and regulatory environments on which they depend. The Foundation supports policy development to create a legal and fiscal framework through which civil society can flourish and hold governments accountable, particularly in relation with the rights of the historically marginalized.
In the United States, through initiatives on Increasing Civic and Political Participation, Promoting Electoral Reform and Democratic Participation, and Promoting Transparent, Effective, and Accountable Government, the focus is on increasing the participation of historically marginalized communities at all levels of civic and political life and on ensuring that governments are responsive to their interests. This work includes strengthening organizations and networks that build and mobilize the grassroots base for social change and advancing systemic reforms that protect every individual’s right to participation in the political process, from ensuring an accurate census count and fair redistricting to full access to voting. This works also includes efforts to ensure that government policies and resources are sufficient to promote equity and opportunity.
Role and Responsibilities:
Reporting directly to the Vice President of the Foundation’s global Democracy, Rights & Justice program, who manages annual grant-making of more than $140 million in the U.S. and the Foundation’s 10 overseas offices, the Director is a senior program leader of the Foundation, responsible for program development and grant making activities. As part of a matrix organization, the Director manages a set of thematic Initiatives with staff in New York and in the Foundation’s overseas offices. S/he supervises a unit that includes a team of program officers and administrative staff. The Director is responsible for fostering learning and evaluation within and across Initiatives, and collaboration and communication among US-based staff and with Representatives and program officers in the Foundation’s overseas offices. The Director represents the Foundation externally to a diverse set of global stakeholders and communities. S/he will partner with other Directors to advance the Foundation’s mission and objectives.
For more information and to apply, visit the website.]]>
Last day of classes – Congratulations on the completion of the spring 2014 semester and the 2013-2014 academic year! Congratulations to the graduating class of 2014!
Monday, April 28:
Final Exams Begin – Good luck with finals!
Information about Reading Period, Finals and Summer Break - The Career Development Office will remain open during reading period, finals and summer break. Students and alumni are welcome to contact our office to schedule advising appointments during this time.
*This is the last “This Week at the CDO” for the 2013-2014 academic year. The weekly posts will return in the fall.*]]>
The Fellow will work closely with Clinic Director Professor Margaret Satterthwaite, and will enjoy mentorship in teaching, scholarship and human rights lawyering. The Fellow will have the opportunity to gain teaching experience and will directly supervise students on clinic cases and projects.
The Global Justice Clinic provides high quality, professional human rights lawyering services to individual clients and non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations, partnering with groups based in the United States and abroad, as well as undertaking its own projects where independence is a strategic benefit. Serving as legal advisers, counsel or advocacy partners, Clinic students work side-by-side with human rights activists from around the world. Working on cases and projects that involve cross-border human rights violations, the deleterious impacts of extraterritorial activities by state and non-state actors, and emerging problems that require close collaboration between actors at the local and international levels, students engage in human rights advocacy in domestic and international settings.
For more on the Clinic, see the website.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a minimum of two to five years of relevant experience, and must have a law degree (from any country). Preference will be given to individuals who have experience as practicing lawyers or human rights advocates in one or more countries. Evidence of the following will be especially helpful:
To apply: Applicant should submit (1) a 2-3 page cover letter addressing the qualifications described above; (2) a one-page description of a project the Fellow would propose to develop as part of the GJC; (3) a resume or curriculum vitae; (4) a law school transcript; (5) one or two writing samples; and (6) the names and contact information for three referees. Submit these materials to Professor Satterthwaite’s assistant Diana Limongi.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled; however, applicants are encouraged to apply by May 8, 2014. Applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted.
Competitive salary and benefits.
Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2015 in one of the Firm’s offices. Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student’s third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.
For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit the website.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Beasley.