2 Interns – Freedom House

Organisation: Freedom House
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Job Code: 118
About Freedom House:
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the
world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline
activists.  We are a leader in
identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports,
including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and
Nations in Transit.  With 13 field
offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be
free.
About USAID Project:
The Uganda USAID fund has three components focusing on judiciary, media
and civil society. In respect of the judiciary, the activity seeks to support
interventions contributing to human rights jurisprudence through continuous
professional development, legal aid for indigent women, youth and persons with
disabilities, public outreach and public interest litigation. Regional peer
exchange programs intended to share experiences on economic, social and
cultural rights and regional mechanisms will also be supported. Within the
civil society sector, the activity will support training of civil society
activists in areas such as human rights monitoring and documentation, policy
development, social marketing, communications and strategy development,
platforms for engagement between civil society and the Government of Uganda,
such as the human rights working group, portfolio committee and Universal
Periodic Review. Media component will focus on media practitioners to enhance
their knowledge and skills to better monitor, advocate against and report on
abuses of public authority and human rights violations, which will contribute
to greater accountability for state and non-state institutions.

Job Summary: The Internship position offers an opportunity to gain experience in
program administration, program and activity implementation, activity
development, USAID financial rules and regulations, and Freedom House program
methodology.  He/she will work collaboratively
with the Rights and Rule of Law team and be given meaningful opportunities to
add value to program initiatives and projects. 
He/she will demonstrate knowledge of human rights and a strong academic
or professional interest and career aspirations related to the human rights or
rule of law, civil society advocacy and freedom of expression. This unpaid internship position has two
openings, is based in Kampala and reports to the Deputy Chief of Party.

Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Render support with administrative,
    financial and logistical support for day-to-day functioning of programs,
    including travel and events
  • Support in the maintenance of
    organizational contacts
  • Attend relevant events and other external
    meetings as necessary and provide readout to team members
  • Assist with background research needed for
    proposals and program activities reports
  • Support other related projects as needed.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The Interns must have graduated or be
    enrolled in an accredited college or university in law, social studies or
    mass communication 
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively
    in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Keen interest in human rights, rule of
    law, media, civil society, democracy and/or international development
    relations
  • Basic research and editing skills of
    reports, publications and studies
  • Computer literate, including proficiency
    with MS Office Suite
  • Possess the ability to work independently
    and to collaborate with others and work as an effective team member
  • Working knowledge of basic office
    administration and financial management preferred
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to complete an online
application and send  a resume, and cover
letter.
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