Apply to be a MIUSA Intern

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Internship Opportunity -  Spring 2021

Does your dream career involve human rights, disability rights or social justice? Do you have an interest or experience in cross-cultural exchange and working with diverse populations? We are a dynamic, disability-led organization seeking 1-2 interns to contribute their research and communication skills to our team. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply!

Internship Schedule and Compensation 

This is a three-month (approximate) remote work internship, minimum of 6 hours per week (10-15 hours/week preferred). The intern will work with MIUSA staff to determine organizational needs and to assess the intern’s academic and professional goals. Academic credit for internships is optional.

Position Description

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

  • Virtual program and event planning. Support with logistics, planning, and preparation for virtual programs, events, consultations, conferences, trainings and meetings. Tasks include utilizing tracking systems, participant recruitment and outreach, preparing and updating applications and training materials, notetaking and arranging disability-related accommodations.
  • Resource materials. Support with drafting and compiling resource materials on disability rights, independent living and other focus areas based on project needs
  • Alumni outreach and networking. Support with identifying and implementing strategies for promoting a stronger network among MIUSA’s exchange alumni around the world. Monitoring 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, for example database entry.
  • Research. Providing research support as needed to program manager(s) for example, for technical support for exchange students, or grant proposal writing. 
  • Monitoring and Evaluation. Assisting program managers with tracking and reporting on monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Specific projects related to intern goals.
  • Other timely tasks as assigned to achieve goals of the entire organization.

Qualifications

  • Professional or personal experience working with people with disabilities preferred
  • 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
  • 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, Zoom, 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, Portuguese, French, Mongolian, Sinhala, Armenian, Kenyan Sign Language, and Nepali)

How to Apply

Apply by  Friday, March 12, 2021 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 [at] miusa.org. In your cover letter and/or resume, 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 April - June 2021, 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!