Summer Internship

Summer Internship - Online Engagement and Research 

Application Deadline - CLOSED

**Please note this is an unpaid internship**

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Brent Jensen
New Tactics in Human Rights

Intern's Role

Interns will support the work of the New Tactics in Human Rights program at CVT. The program collects, analyzes, and disseminates tactics being carried out by human rights activists to effectively advance and protect human rights around the world. Interns will assist staff in carrying out a variety of tasks, including researching innovative human rights organizations; preparing for online conversations, including outreach to leaders in human rights; summarizing online conversations; supporting the management of our database and website; assisting in organizing meetings; developing content for eNewsletters, blog posts and social media; assisting in the development of new online tools; and creating self-defined projects.

Anticipated Start Date

May or June depending on availability

Overview/Description of the Position

The New Tactics in Human Rights program at the Center for Victims of Torture builds the capacity of individuals and organizations working in human rights through training and mentoring. Interns will assist with the research and development of resources to be utilized in New Tactics online platforms including the website, e-learning platform and web application. Interns will have the opportunity to engage with human rights actors worldwide in arranging online conversations, researching innovative human rights tactics, and developing other content and materials. The position is based at CVT's headquarters and is research and writing intensive.

Specific Duties

  • Online Conversations
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Outreach
  • Planning/organization
  • Tactical Summaries
    • Research
    • Writing
    • Outreach/Communication
  • Blog
    • Research
    • Writing
  • Communication
    • Social Media
    • Email
  • Digital Media
    • Assist with video production
    • Assist with audio production
    • Website editing
  • E-learning
    • Support development of e-learning modules
  • Networking
    • Informational interviews with CVT staff
    • Interacting with Human Rights actors



  1. An interest in human rights
  2. Excellent writing and communication skills
  3. Experience conducting online research
  4. Organized and detail-oriented
  5. Computer skills - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc). Online search proficiency.
  6. Interest in online work

Desirable but not essential

  1. Language capacity in Arabic


10-20 hours per week. More hours may be accommodated upon request.

T/W/Th; 8am-4pm 

Street Address or Location of Work Site

2356 University Ave W, Suite 430, Saint Paul, MN 55114


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