Fellowships, Events, and Other Opportunities

The success of World Without Genocide depends on our employees, interns, and volunteers. It is through the volunteer efforts of ordinary people that we are able to make a difference on so many issues affecting human rights on a local and a global scale.

We welcome your involvement as a volunteer. Currently, we are looking for volunteers to provide support for ongoing events, advocacy, and for the Tents of Witness exhibit. The exhibit is composed of ten tents; each one tells the story of a different group targeted for genocide. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact admin@worldwithoutgenocide.org.

Data Entry Intern

The Orange Book is exploring ways to increase diversity and inclusion in the US government, because our government does not adequately represent the American public. For example, Donald Trump has appointed 80% of Plum Book jobs to men. When Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, she appointed twice the number of men than women to senior positions.

goal is to track demographic information for every Plum Book job as well as to suggest qualified diverse candidates for each position.

The Orange Book is looking for a data entry intern for the spring 2018. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Contact Mark Hanis at markhanis@gmail.com for more information.

Conference for Holocaust Educators Centers

The Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is pleased to announce the third biannual Conference for Holocaust Education Centers (CHEC), to be held at the Museum in Washington, DC, May 22–25, 2018.

Education staff from up to ten Holocaust education centers will be selected to attend CHEC.  During CHEC, participants will work cooperatively with Museum staff toward continuing to provide quality Holocaust education in US secondary schools, building teacher networks, and exploring resources and content. A Museum Teacher Fellow will be paired with each education staff member to work on planning follow-up workshops within a two-year time frame with support from the Museum.

In April 2018, the Museum honors its 25th anniversary with the launch of a new special exhibition—Americans and the Holocaust. CHEC will provide new scholarship on this topic and approaches to teaching. Participants also will have an opportunity to see the special exhibition Syria: Please Don’t Forget Us, which tells the story of a human rights activist imprisoned and tortured by the Assad regime to raise awareness of atrocities happening in the world today.

This link provides additional information on the program, eligibility requirements, and the online application. If you have any questions, please contact Christina Chavarria at cchavarria@ushmm.org or 202.488.0466.

ACLU Summer Institute

Photos from ACLU Summer Institute 2016

Program Overview

From free speech to privacy and from mass incarceration to voting rights, students will become experts on the issues currently being confronted in the United States’ courts and political arena.

The ACLU’s Summer Advocacy Institute will bring together a diverse group of students entering their junior and senior years of high school from across the United States to participate in an advanced, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. Through an intensive 8-day program, students will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, and other experts working to defend the civil rights and liberties critical to a free and open society. The Close Up Foundation — a DC-based civic-education nonprofit — will serve as a partner with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning opportunities that help students hone their skills as issue-focused campaigners.

In classroom sessions, lectures, and daily debates, students will explore the complex nature of defending and advancing civil liberties as well as examine the importance of these freedoms in our current society. Students will be immersed in the real world of political and legal decision making in Washington, D.C., meeting with elected officials and/or congressional staff and community organizers as well as participating in workshops with civil rights pioneers and other current youth activists.

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Associate Director, Media Relations

  • Reports to: Senior Vice President, Communications and Strategy
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: Communications
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time

Summary

American Progress has an immediate opening for Associate Director of Media Relations. This person will work as a senior member of the Communications team and closely with policy staff to develop and implement communications and press rollout plans for American Progress initiatives. The Associate Director will also work alongside other members of the Communications team to facilitate op-ed placement, television and radio bookings, as well as social media strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a communications plan for the American Progress’ policy work.
  • Work with policy staff to develop specific press plans for American Progress’ work.
  • Develop and implement editorial board strategies, including the drafting and placement of op-eds.
  • Develop strategies to place American Progress’ work in state and local news outlets.
  • Pitch reporters on covering American Progress’ initiatives.
  • Work closely with ethnic media communications staff to reach Spanish language and ethnic media audiences.
  • Help to develop a social media strategy and products that will increase the reach of American Progress’ work to audiences outside of traditional media.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in media and/or communications. On the record spokesperson experience is preferred.
  • Spanish language fluency is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team.
  • Ability to multitask and to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Entrepreneurial; strong problem-solving and creative thinking skills.
  • Working knowledge of American Progress issues.
  • Nonprofit work experience is a plus.
  • Ability to build, motivate, and work within a team to accomplish project goals.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is a plus.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals.

To apply

E-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to: jobs@americanprogress.org.

Or you may write to: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

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Associate Director, JFCS Holocaust Center

San Francisco, CA

The Associate Director with the JFCS Holocaust Center is a creative, innovative and self-driven individual who acts entrepreneurially to successfully fulfill their responsibilities. She/he thrives in a team-oriented environment, and has a sophisticated understanding of education, project management and Holocaust history.  This position is a good fit for a highly experienced, passionate and organized individual who has demonstrated success in running education and community programs. To view the job description please visit the JFCS Holocaust Center website.

Working at Jewish Family and Children’s Services is an opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of individuals and families we serve each year — people who come to us during great changes, challenges, and crises. Our professionals, who come from a broad range of backgrounds and represent many faiths, bring energy, imagination, caring, and experience to a dynamic work environment.