Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) is a transnational feminist solidarity network
that promotes human rights and gender justice and equality for people whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by patriarchal and/or authoritarian interpretations of Islam. For over thirty-five years, WLUML has worked with feminist movements to break isolation and build our collective power.
The Advocacy & Campaigns Intern will support WLUML’s campaigns and policy initiatives. The intern will develop skills and gain real-world experience as part of a passionate and engaged team, while supporting the activism of rights advocates around the world in WLUML’s international network. WLUML is looking to invite young up-and-coming women’s rights activists or those interested in gaining more insight into women’s rights advocacy to apply.
Responsibilities include the following:
- Assist with development of content for social media channels and the website, including infographics and web-based graphics, to support campaigns and policy initiatives
- Brainstorming ideas and conducting research for new campaigns
- Conduct research and assist with online event planning and outreach
- Work closely with the network to support campaign strategy across WLUML priority areas, including the coordination of social media campaigns
- Assisting in drafting policy briefs, media kits, fact sheets and analysis
- Tracking, analyzing and reporting on news and trends in the WLUML network’s priority policy areas
Qualifications & Skills:
- School or work experience in digital or grassroots campaigning and organizing is desirable
- Familiarity and/or experience with advocacy at the United Nations (or other human rights bodies) is an asset
- Knowledge and experience of Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator and/or editing audio or video content is desirable
- Communications and media experience is also desirable
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Strong written communications, creativity, and analytical skills
- Passion for gender justice and an understanding of current issues affecting women’s rights, particularly those living under Muslim laws
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and to work flexibly
- Knowledge of international women’s human rights is an asset
- Individuals with second or third language skills (particularly Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Turkish, French and/or Urdu) are especially encouraged to apply.
Duration: 4 months, with potential to renew
Number of hours: 10 hours per week (flexible)
We do not currently provide remuneration for interns; we are open to sponsoring fellowships.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please inquire to the email address included above.