Summer Children’s Rights Internship Opportunity
Summer Children’s Rights Internship Opportunity: June-August 2013
Loyola’s Center for the Human Rights of Children represents, coordinates, and stimulates efforts to understand, protect and apply the human rights of children in the face of injustice and poverty of body, mind, and spirit. In addition to working on individual projects, interns have a unique opportunity to learn firsthand about the Center and various human rights issues impacting children and youth, both locally and globally. Under the supervision of the Center Director, each intern will complete a project or support a core function of the Center. Projects are based on the Center’s current programmatic efforts.
The Center for the Human Rights of Children is seeking a summer intern. Duties will include with scholarly research focusing on international human rights instruments, assisting with tasks related to project development, and planning events for the fall and winter semesters. As much of the research will be law or policy driven, the position is open to upper level undergraduate students, graduate students, and law students. Qualifications include a demonstrated interest in children’s rights, strong research skills, strong writing skills, organizational skills; familiarity with LUC library system, including scholarly and web-based research. In addition, familiarity with software packages such as Microsoft Office, InDesign, Photoshop, and others, is preferred.
The position is paid, 15-20 hours a week. Depending on the intern’s performance and available funds, there may be opportunities for an extension of the internship through the fall academic term. Work will be performed at the Lake Shore Campus, Cuneo Hall and occasional off site meetings. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and list two professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 28, 2013. The subject line for the email should be “CHRC Summer Internship Application.”