ADVOCACY & CAMPAIGNS INTERNSHIP

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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

Location: Remote

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 wluml.network@gmail.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please inquire to the email address included above. 

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