Seevak Human Rights and Social Justice Summer Fellowship

Seevak Fellowship

On some positions, cowardice asks the question, 'Is it expedient?' And then expedience comes along and asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' Conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Albert Einstein Institution

The Albert Einstein Institution is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the worldwide study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflict. To learn more about the institution, please visit our website at: http://www.aeinstein.org/

Responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to:

Research

  • Following world news events related to nonviolent action and reporting to staff
  • Assisting in the regular upkeep of the Albert Einstein Institution’s social media accounts
  • Assisting senior staff with a variety of research projects about nonviolent action
  • Attending and taking notes on meetings with activists and other visitors

Publications

  • Assisting in the copy-editing, production, and promotion of new publications about nonviolent action, including indexing new editions and formatting publications for ebook readers (training provided)
  • Assisting in the fulfillment of publication orders and requests

Translation

  • Helping to maintain records of existing and in-progress translations

Other duties

  • Providing assistance to institution staff on general administrative tasks, including helping to organize events as needed

Qualifications

  • Fluency in English, including excellent writing and editing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel for Mac
  • We are a small office with significant reach so we ask that interns be very flexible in responding to the changing needs of the organization. At the same time, we are committed to supporting our interns’ strengths and learning goals during their time with us.