Stage posté par Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
Publié le : 9 janv. 2013
Internships - Heartland Alliance International
For more than 100 years, Heartland Alliance has been working with displaced and vulnerable people in the Chicago area, including refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and victims of trafficking. The services offered to these populations include legal protections, torture treatment, medical and psychosocial care and services specific to children's needs. Using the expertise gained through the delivery of such services, Heartland Alliance has turned its attention to the countries where these vulnerable and displaced persons originate, which have been adversely affected by war, violence and poverty. In these countries, Heartland Alliance applies its particular areas of expertise to build the capacity of local partners to provide quality and sustainable services to vulnerable populations.
Heartland Alliance International has two primary portfolios: Social and Economic Justice and Comprehensive Health. The Social and Economic Justice portfolio includes a range of programs focused on creating opportunities and strengthening the voice of marginalized populations. The Social and Economic Justice programs include:
The Comprehensive Health portfolio includes physical and mental health programs:
Heartland Alliance International supports these programs through local non-governmental organization (LNGO) capacity building, media and advocacy campaigns, legal services, and community-based models.
Heartland Alliance offers work-study and unpaid internships to undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. Internships are offered at the Heartland Alliance Headquarters Chicago Loop and Washington D.C. Offices. Non-student volunteers are also encouraged to apply to these opportunities if they have related education or work experience. Internships or volunteer opportunities are typically 10-20 hours per week during the school year and 20-30 hours per week in the summer months.
Interns and volunteers provide a range of support to Heartland Alliance Directors and Program Officers. Heartland Alliance International Programs is a small office, providing interns with an opportunity for hands-on experience in the international human rights and development field. While internships will have specific areas of focus, interns should be willing to support a wide variety of tasks, including general administrative support. The types of internships or volunteer activities are described below:
DESCRIPTION & CRITERIA
Public Relations, Communications and Fundraising
This position will involve developing communications materials or supporting fundraising activities for promotion of Heartland Alliance International Programs.
Qualifications: Experience organizing similar fundraising events or background in public relations, design, website creation, and communications
Operations and Finance
This role will provide an intern with an opportunity to understand non-profit accounting and support to variety of operations, finance, and accounting needs. Tasks will vary depending on program needs, including:
Qualifications: Education or experience in accounting, finance, international business or related field.
Global Health and HIV/AIDS
The Global Health and HIV/AIDS internship is an opportunity to support Heartland Alliance's health programs, including:
Qualifications: At least one (1) year of experience in international health programming
Research and Project Assistance
The research and project assistance role will vary depending on program-specific needs. Typically, this role will involve hand-on work and research with active Heartland Alliance programs and ongoing work with field offices.
Qualifications: Current undergraduate or graduate student in public policy, public health, social work, international development, law, medicine or other relevant field;
 The Washington D.C. Office is available only for GISHR Interships
Email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the internship type in the subject line.