National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Title: Contemporary Slavery Initiatives Intern
Supervisor: Brooke Hathaway
Department: Strategic Initiatives
Description: Contemporary Slavery Initiatives Interns will work with the Strategic Initiatives department to complete a variety of tasks designed to serve Director of Strategic Initiatives, Project Manager of Strategic Initiatives, the anti-trafficking and antislavery portfolios, and the Freedom Center as a whole. Although specific tasks vary depending on the nature of the work in progress during the internship, interns can expect their tasks to include:
- Assisting in preparation and execution of Freedom Center events (development meetings,
- Cincinnati coalition meetings, and other events);
- Researching and preparing materials regarding Freedom Center and/or partner organizations’ current projects;
- Maintaining an archive and tracking system for Freedom Center and/or antislavery media coverage and reference documents;
- Assisting with departmental social media and communications initiatives;
- Participating in departmental and general Freedom Center administrative support;
- Assisting with design and marketing services for digital and print pieces;
- Preparing materials needed for Director and/or Project Manager special projects; and
- Other projects as assigned.
Freedom Center internships with Strategic Initiatives offer a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students, recent college graduates, and young professionals to gain experience working in an organization dedicated to education and human rights. As an intern you will assist those staff members working on contemporary freedom struggles. This specific opportunity is not tailored for museum studies, though interested candidates may apply.
- The internship is unpaid.
- Applications due by April 15, 2014, though internships are given on a first-come, competitive
- Work Hours: Interns normally work 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Summer session
- dates may be secured between May and August 2014.
- Other activities: Interns participate in Freedom Center-sponsored events, social events
- (depending on availability), and have lunch sessions with Freedom Center staff to discuss a
- variety of subjects regarding both personal and professional growth.
Interests & Skills:
- Interest in combating contemporary slavery and history;
- Flexible and able to adapt to shifting priorities;
- Highly organized and strong time management skills;
- Strong written communication and research skills;
- Willingness to work some evenings and weekends;
- Independent and ability to take initiative on projects; and
- Optimistic attitude and desire to make a difference.