BIC is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.
Gender and LGBT INTERN
We are looking to hire an Gender and LGBT Intern to support BIC’s work on gender, sexual orientation and gender identity issues as they relate to social protection and human rights in World Bank policies. The intern will support the program coordinator to advocate for the highest standards on social assessment and the protection of human rights.
The internship is ideal for individuals seeking knowledge and experience in the areas of international affairs, especially on issues relating to human rights, gender and LGBT issues, and multilateral development institutions. The intern will communicate with high level World Bank officials, along with social justice activists throughout the world. Our informal, dynamic structure enables interns to become immersed in BIC’s day-to-day operations and gain extensive practical experience and knowledge of the IFIs.
- Coordinate communication between BIC and other social justice CSOs (mainly in the global south)
- Contribute to policy papers
- Conduct research on negative impacts of World Bank loans on women, girls, sexual and gender minorities
- Update BIC website with relevant information regarding Gender and LGBT campaign work
- Experience working on and knowledge of the following issues: gender, LGBT rights, social justice, human rights
- Strong research and coordination skills
- Comfortable communicating with high-level officials
- Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
SALARY AND DURATION
This is an unpaid internship. Duration is (ideally) 3-6 month starting date flexible.
Send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in this internship and 1-2 page resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write “LGBT Intern” on the subject head. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, BIC will only reply to short-listed candidates.
Forest Campaign Communications and Research Intern
Location: Washington, DC
The Bank Information Center (BIC) partners with civil society in developing and transition countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social justice and ecological sustainability. BIC works closely with civil society to enhance their capacity and political space to participate in the design and implementation of development projects in their countries. The Bank Information Center’s Forest Campaign works to address the threats to forests posed by IFI lending.
BIC is seeking an intern with knowledge of international forest and sustainable development issues to provide support to BIC’s Forest Campaign. The candidate will support the Forest Campaign by carrying out research on various topics, including forests, climate, and forest livelihoods, and forest monitoring tools and effectively, and will effectively communicate this information through website updates, social media, briefs, and literature reviews. The intern may also support other forest campaign activities such as writing reports and helping organize meetings.
- Current college student or recent grad from an environmental and/or international development program
- Knowledge of forest and conservation issues
- Experience with communications and media
- Strong research and writing skills
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
- Ability to work independently
- Knowledge of sustainable development and international financial institutions helpful, but not required
SALARY AND DURATION
BIC will provide a $1,000 monthly stipend. Intern should be able to start as soon as possible and work through August 2016, with the possibility to extend. Intern must be willing to commit to a work schedule of 30-40 hours per week.
Send a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and resume/CV to email@example.com. Write “Forest Intern” on the subject heading. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, BIC will only reply to short-listed candidates.
BIC is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, or sexual orientation. To learn more about BIC, visit our website at www.bankinformationcenter.org.