Monday, December 17, 2012

Internship - Namati: Innovations in Legal Empowerment

Honors College alumna, Ms. Luciana Debenedetti, is looking for a stellar junior or senior to intern on a part-time basis for the spring 2013 semester.  The internship would be ideal for a Government and Politics/International Development and Conflict Management major, but all majors are certainly welcome to apply.  The intern will assist with day-to-day tasks (these vary but since we are a small start-up they will have varied duties) and is also expected to undertake a long-term project relating to legal empowerment.  The deadline to apply is December 24, 2012. Students who may need an extension for the application because of holiday travel can contact Ms. Debenedetti directly.

Luciana Debenedetti
Program Associate | Namati: Innovations in Legal Empowerment
1730 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Namati: Innovations in Legal Empowerment
Spring 2013 Internship
Washington, DC

About Namati
Namati empowers people to take part in the decisions – and hold accountable the institutions – that affect their lives. Namati develops, implements, and evaluates models for delivering quality legal aid at scale, for protecting community land rights, for closing the enforcement gap in environmental law, for fulfilling the right to citizenship, and for ensuring that essential services like healthcare and water are accountable to local communities. Namati also convenes a community of practitioners from governments and civil society in every region of the world. Network members share tools and resources, and collaborate to build a stronger global movement. Namati draws on learning from both our own experience and from that of the wider network to advocate for reforms to policies and institutions and to encourage greater, smarter investment in legal empowerment. For more information about Namati, visit:

About the position
Namati is looking for a dynamic, self-starting intern to join our team for the Spring 2013 semester. The purpose of the internship is to provide practical, hands-on experience in support of Namati’s legal empowerment programming. In addition to assisting with the day-to-day tasks at Namati’s Washington, DC office, the intern is expected to undertake an independent project for the duration of the internship. Namati staff must approve the project and will provide strategic guidance as necessary.
 Duties and responsibilities may include:
 Website and Social Media:
o Researching news and updates in legal empowerment to curate content for our website.
o Updating social media channels.
o Updating resources and content on the Global Legal Empowerment Network.
 Programmatic support
o Organize and participate in program-sponsored events
o Draft/edit routine correspondence and memoranda
o Provide administrative support, including helping to organize logistics of calls, meetings, and workshops; responding to requests from the general public; faxing, photocopying, and generally assisting in program administration.
o Perform other duties as assigned.
 Research and Writing
o Assist Research and Program Associate with small assignments in support of memoranda and long-term research assignments.
Qualifications and Requirements
 Education/Experience
o Undergraduate junior or senior
o Demonstrated interest and passion for social justice, rule of law, human rights, and/or development
o Experience in developing nation(s) a plus
 Skills
o A “problem-solver” - highly motivated, self-directed, capable of identifying needs and taking productive action; able to take personal initiative and follow tasks through to their successful completion.
o Flexible, adaptive, willing to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks, able to thoughtfully prioritize.
o Strong organizational skills, especially attention to detail and quality control.
o Technologically savvy; social media experience a plus.

Schedule: The intern will be expected to hold a part-time schedule at 15-20 hours/week for a minimum of 3 months. The intern will be responsible for arranging to receive course credit at their school, if applicable. The intern will be reimbursed on a monthly basis for transportation costs incurred.

To Apply: Please email resume, writing sample and cover letter to: before December 24, 2012. In your email, please identify where you saw the job posting.

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