Asia Program Intern

Freedom House
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Apr 19

Position description

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including  Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and  Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.  

Position Summary

The Intern will support program activities and advocacy campaigns in the Asia region. He/she will provide programmatic support by conducting research and assisting with a range of administrative functions. This position reports to the Asia Program Manager and requires a commitment of 30-40 hours per week. 

This is a temporary internship for currently enrolled college or graduate students that will last through the summer. Intern will receive a transportation reimbursement of $500/month.

Some Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in country research on human rights and governance issues in Asia
  • Attend events related to human rights issues in Asia and prepare reports and briefs, as needed
  • Assist in processing program expenditures and preparing financial forms
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for day-to-day functioning of Asia programs
  • Other related duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer:  This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and that other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Freedom House may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in international human rights and/or international relations
  • Academic background in international relations, Asia Studies, development policy, political science, or related field preferred
  • Knowledge of Asia region
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, collaborate with others, and work as an effective team member
  • Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work and multi task to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times

Application instructions

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