Apply to be a MIUSA Intern

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Internship Opportunity - Winter 2019

Does your dream career involve human rights, disability rights or women’s empowerment? Do you have an interest or experience in cross-cultural exchange and working with diverse populations? We are a dynamic, disability-led organization seeking an intern to contribute their research and communication skills to our team. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply!

Internship Schedule and Compensation 

This is a 3-month (approximate) internship at MIUSA's office in downtown Eugene, Oregon, USA between January - April 2019 . MIUSA internship positions are unpaid and interns are responsible for their own insurance, relocating, and living expenses. 6 - 20 hours/week preferred. Academic credit for internships is optional.

MIUSA does not have the capacity to sponsor visa applications for interns from outside the US. If you are an international applicant, please indicate in your application that you have authorization to legally work in the US.  

Position Description

The intern will work with MIUSA staff to determine organizational needs and to assess the intern’s academic and professional goals. Projects may include:

  • Program and event planning. Support with planning and logistics for programs and events which may include the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD), and the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) events. Tasks include utilizing tracking systems, participant recruitment and outreach, creating and updating program materials, and confirming logistics.

  • Alumni outreach and networking. Support with identifying and implementing strategies for promoting a stronger network among MIUSA’s exchange alumni around the world. Managing and updating the alumni database and Facebook Alumni groups.

  • Media support. Assisting with implementation of a media strategy to promote MIUSA’s work, including drafting social media posts and press releases, highlighting alumni achievements and success stories, and disseminating information to media outlets.    

  • Fundraising. Assisting with fundraising for future MIUSA programs.

  • Organizational Support. Assisting with office management tasks (mail, computer tasks, file management, database entry, and telephones).

  • Research. Researching and consolidating information regarding disability-related laws/policies, rights, and access in different countries.

  • Specific projects related to intern goals.

  • Other timely tasks as assigned to achieve goals of the entire organization.

Qualifications

  • Experience or interest in disability issues, diversity, women’s rights, and/or human rights

  • Experience or interest in international cultural exchange

  • Experience in a non-profit, civic or governmental, educational, or international context highly preferred

  • Professional or personal experience working with people with disabilities highly preferred

  • Excellent detail-oriented, organizational and prioritizing skills (preferred).

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment (preferred).

  • Ability to communicate effectively via e-mail, telephone, Skype, video relay, instant messaging and other media

  • Computer experience and skills, including Microsoft Office (required) and others including Photoshop, Indesign, and/or Salesforce (preferred).

  • Experience and skills developing and updating website content, and social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.) preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills (preferred).

  • English or ASL proficiency (required)

  • Knowledge of one or more languages other than English preferred (especially Spanish, Vietnamese, Armenian, and Mandarin)

How to Apply

Apply by Monday, December 17, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. 

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please complete a cover letter and resume and return them to Suz Dunn, Intern and Volunteer Coordinator via e-mail at sdunn@miusa.org. In your cover letter, please address the following questions: 

  • What is your interest in working with Mobility International USA?

  • What strengths will you bring?

  • What is your experience with disability rights, international exchange and/or international development?

Also, please indicate your availability from January  - April 2019, including how soon you are available, other commitments that may conflict with your MIUSA internship and number of hours per week you are available.

MIUSA is an equal opportunity organization. People with disabilities, women, and minorities, are encouraged to apply. MIUSA appreciates your interest in promoting equality and opportunity for persons with disabilities worldwide.  We look forward to hearing from you!