International Institute for Justice and Development

IIJD Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Interns and volunteers play a key role at IIJD. We are looking for highly motivated people to support our mission and bring excellent interpersonal and communication skills to the task. Internships and volunteer positions provide a substantive, challenging work experience and will expand your understanding of IIJD's work, and development work in general. Interns and volunteers perform many of the same tasks and frequently work together on projects, but there are some key differences between internships and volunteer positions at IIJD.

Previous interns have joined us from: Harvard University, Boston University, Georges Washington University, Brown University, Boston College, Duke University, Tufts University, Emanuel College, Hobart William and Smith Colleges, Cornell University, Northeastern, University of Massachusetts, University of California Irvine, Connecticut College, Kenyon College, Suffolk University, University of Vermont, and Wheaton College.

 

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

 

If you're interested in an internship or volunteer opportunity, please contact the IIJD using this form.

 

Fund Development and Grant Writing Intern

The International Institute for Justice and Development (IIJD), Inc. seeks interns to assist with the IIJD fund development and grant writing activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in researching potential funding sources.
  • Research, identify and initiate contact with prospective individual donors.
  • Assist in writing and editing high-quality grant proposals to governments, foundations and corporations, in accordance with each grant-maker’s preferences and requirements.
  • Communicate with community-based organizations, international organizations, universities, etc.
  • Assist in organizing data and files that track all grants and contributions and make information easily accessible to managers.
  • Assist with general office administration.

Qualifications:

  • Good understanding of fundraising techniques.
  • Ability to participate in fundraising activities.
  • Good understanding of grant writing principles.
  • Understanding of NGOs environment.
  • Strong interest in international development, particularly in Africa.
  • Understanding of contemporary development issues in Africa.
  • Good organizational and writing skills.
  • Capacity to conduct research online.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs.


Please note:

This internship is unpaid, but may be used for course credit, where applicable.  Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be notified.

How to apply:

Applicants for this internship should send in (e-mail preferred) a resume, a cover letter and a 3-5 page writing sample.

Email your material with the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line to: opportunities@iijd.org
Or,
Mail to: Internship Coordinator: 38 Montvale Avenue, Suite 105, Stoneham, MA 02180

IIJD, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Justice Program Support Intern

The justice program support internship offers an excellent opportunity for students looking to obtain experience in international NGOs and to learn more about democracy and rule of law issues, with a focus on Africa. Interns will work on a range of activities including research focused on democratic governance, as well as justice system reform projects for African countries.  This is an opportunity to learn more about the legal environment and justice system institutions of African countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with research of information, legal documents, legislations, and institutional practices and procedures needed to assess justice systems.
  • Select and analyze information on the justice system institutions (judiciary, police force, prison system, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms) of assigned countries.
  • Assist in drafting and/or updating country profiles.
  • Assist with updating database of justice system indicators for assigned countries.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or enrolled in current undergraduate or graduate program.
  • At least one year of office or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated interest in international justice, democracy and rule of law issues.
  • Strong understanding of contemporary socio-political issues in Africa.
  • Proficiency in Internet and Library Research.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Students in graduate programs in political science and international relations, as well as law students, preferred.
  • Ability to read and write in French desired.

Please note:

This internship is unpaid, but may be used for course credit, where applicable.  Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be notified.

How to apply:

Applicants for this internship should send in (e-mail preferred) a resume, a cover letter and a 3-5 page writing sample.

Email your material with the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line to: opportunities@iijd.org
Or,

Mail to: Internship Coordinator: 38 Montvale Avenue, Suite 105, Stoneham, MA 02180

The IIJD, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Marketing and Social Media Intern

The International Institute for Justice and Development (IIJD), Inc. seeks interns to assist in implementing its marketing and social media plans. The marketing and social media internship is an excellent opportunity for current undergraduate and graduate students to employ their technology and social media skills to generate exposure for the organization, its programs and initiatives. The marketing and social media intern will work on a range of activities such as web support and social media/internet management, including blogs, message boards, email discussion groups, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other branded communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in running a comprehensive marketing and social media strategy.
  • Assist in graphics design, web design and communications to maintain appropriate development of campaign work.
  • Assist in developing, public relations and marketing presentations and videos.
  • Assist in implementing the ongoing public relations strategy.

Qualifications:

  • Very active within the social web and have significant equity in Twitter, Facebook, et al.
  • Proven track record of listening & engaging with an online community.
  • Experience in integrating content into multiple social media distribution channels.
  • Have a good understanding of the metrics associated with social media and online communication. 
  • Have a strong understanding of tagging content both on and off domain.
  • Must be able to manage tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.

Please note:

This internship is unpaid, but may be used for course credit, where applicable.  Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be notified.

How to apply:

Applicants for this internship should send in (e-mail preferred) a resume, a cover letter and a 2-5 page writing sample. 

Email your material with the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line to: opportunities@iijd.org
Or,
Mail to: Internship Coordinator: 38 Montvale Avenue, Suite 105, Stoneham, MA 02180

IIJD, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE, M/F/D/V

 

Information Technology Support Intern

The IT Support internship is an excellent opportunity for current undergraduate students or graduate students to employ their technology skills in the fast-paced environment of an international NGO and grassroots organization. The IT intern will work on a range of activities including web support and maintenance, the online platform and technology support for our justice and development Initiatives

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with software installation and configuration.
  • Assist the IIJD team in building the online platform necessary for further implementation of justice and development programs and initiatives.
  • Assist in building MySQL databases.
  • Assist with converting MS Access applications to MySQL server databases.
  • Assist with website updates and maintenance.
  • Assist in maintenance and troubleshooting of office computers and network.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • At least one year of office or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated interest in international development, justice, democracy and rule of law issues.
  • Familiarity with database design, programming and management.
  • Knowledge or experience with MS Access and MySQL databases.
  • Familiarity with web design and programming.

Please note:

This internship is unpaid, but may be used for course credit, where applicable.   Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be notified.

How to apply:

Applicants for this internship should send in (e-mail preferred) a resume, a cover letter and a 2-3 page writing sample.

Email your material with the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line to: opportunities@iijd.org
Or,
Mail to: Internship Coordinator: 38 Montvale Avenue, Suite 105, Stoneham, MA 02180

The IIJD, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE, M/F/D/V

 

Volunteer News Writer

The Volunteer News Writer is a new position at the International Institute for Justice and Development. The work consists of writing articles (400-600 words) for the IIJD's Newsletter as well as contributing in writing “Call for Action” campaign papers when a particular situation requires it. The volunteer will work closely with the media coordinator; most of the correspondence will be via email and phone. The work can be done primarily from home although availability to come to the office once a week is required. Access to Microsoft Word and the internet is vital. 10-15 hours a week.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing articles for the biweekly IIJD Newsletter
  • Writing "Call for Action" campaign papers
  • Editing assignments as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in international justice, democracy and rule of law issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary African politics and development issues.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite.
  • Strong writing skills.

Preferred Additional skills:

  • Understanding of contemporary Africa development issues.
  • Demonstrated interest in Justice and Development issues.
  • Understanding of NGO environment.
Please note:
 
This internship is unpaid. All applicants must have a valid visa or work papers that allow them to legally work in the United States; IIJD, Inc does not sponsor visas for interns or volunteers. Position opens until filled. So please send in your application ASAP.
 
How to apply:
 
This internship is unpaid, but may be used for course credit, where applicable. Applicants for this internship only, should send (e-mail preferred) a cover letter and resume detailing experience and available hours and a 2-5 pages writing sample to: Intern Coordinator: 38 Montvale Avenue, Suite 105, Stoneham, MA 02180

Or, email your materials with the name of the position to which you are applying in the subject line to: opportunities@iijd.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

IIJD, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.