This is a paid internship position. We would particularly encourage applicants with a background in campaigning and advocacy unrelated to the UN, but with an interest in developing experience on the work of the UN and UN Security Council in particular, and a strong commitment to the protection of civilians in conflict.
Crisis Action supports a diverse working environment and strongly encourages applications from women, people of colour, people with lived experience of conflict, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming people.
The Campaign and Research Assistant will work with the UN Director and Advocacy and Campaigns Manager in a small New York office. Although the position is likely to be virtual from August, candidates should be resident in NY in the likelihood of full office re-opening.
About Crisis Action
Crisis Action is a dynamic international non-governmental organisation that works with individuals and organisations from global civil society to protect civilians living in warzones. We work behind the scenes as a coordinator and catalyst, to support a diverse range of partners to increase the impact of collective campaigning. The support we provide may include warning of emerging crises and prompting early responses; sharing information and analysis; researching and analysing government policy; facilitating partner dialogue; negotiating joint policy platforms; coordinating joint action; planning and executing joint campaigns and evaluating the effectiveness of joint responses.
Crisis Action’s current conflict priorities are Syria and Yemen. We also monitor ongoing emergencies and often engage in short-term “emergency response” advocacy, such as our Sahel campaign. Crisis Action has offices in Addis Ababa, Beirut, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, New York, Paris and Washington D.C.
Crisis Action has been awarded the 2012 Macarthur Foundation Award for Effective and Innovative Institutions and the 2013 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship. More information about Crisis Action is available on our website and our most recent Annual Report.
The following is desirable: Experience in social organizing or campaigning (in any form);
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