We’re seeking an exceptional full-time undergraduate (freshman, sophomore or junior) college student for an exciting paid summer internship through the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program. Applicants should have a strong interest in human rights. This internship requires strong skills in research, writing, design, and communication. The candidate must be an undergraduate student who has completed his/her freshman year and is returning to school full-time in Fall 2014.
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas provides free legal services to victims of human rights abuses. HRI works with those who seek safe haven in the United States after suffering religious, social or political persecution in their homelands. Those granted asylum have suffered tremendous persecution and torture in their native lands for exercising the very freedoms that we take for granted: freedom of speech, of religious practice, of political belief, or of gender roles. We also assist immigrants with special abuse issues, such as women and children victims of domestic violence.
The Community Resources & Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for the creation of a “Newcomers Guide to America” handbook, designed to help HRI clients acclimate to the United States. As a part of this project, the intern will research various community resources, work one-on-one with clients to survey their needs, communicate and coordinate with various social services agencies throughout Dallas, and design, write, and photograph the complete handbook to be used by clients. The handbook will be used to help assist HRI clients in the future with simple tasks (such as using public transportation) and more difficult tasks (such as finding an apartment). HRI’s limited staff makes it difficult to provide these services to every client when they need it, and a handbook with detailed instructions will provide clients with the tools they need to become self-sufficient.
This ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program internship provides $2,750 for 8 weeks based on a 35-hour work week. If you’re interested in applying for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume to: Elisabeth Hagberg at EHagberg[at]hrionline.org.
No phone calls please. Application deadline is March 18th, 2014