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Comprehensive Rural Health Project Internships - India

CRHP's Internship Program is ideal for an individual interested in working with a public health and development organization in a rural setting. The internships are unpaid with a minimum six-month commitment. It includes room, board and domestic travel (airport drop-off/pickup).

What we are looking for:
-Bachelor's degree
-Experience or interest in public health and/or rural development
-Comfortable living in a rural setting
-Flexibility and cultural sensitivity

The following positions are ongoing internships, for which applications are accepted on a rolling basis:

Communications and Fundraising Internship

The intern will support the work of the International Development Officer. This includes administrative support and program related activities concerning marketing, communications and development.

Duties include:
-Drafting email and print communications that include program descriptions, annual reports and grants applications, amongst others.
-Creation and management of a training and donor database.
-Proposing operating processes and streamlining operations.
-Development of social media platforms.

Program Documentation Internship

The intern will support the work of the International Development Officer. This includes administrative support and program related activities that are related to program documentation, data collection and analyses.

Duties include:
-Tracking of programs and data collection.
-Shadowing social workers and program related staff.
-Creation and management of a data entry and data analysis.
-Assisting in the creation of a CRHP Museum.

For more information or to apply, please send a cover letter and CV to

Americas Policy Analyst Internship - Mexico City, Mexico

This is an unpaid internship, but offers room and board in Mexico City and a fantastic opportunity to be part of a hands-on project that promotes grassroots movements and reforms in U.S. foreign policy in the Americas. Interns will learn and employ research, policy analysis, journalism, electronic publishing and distribution skills. The 2012 internship periods will be especially important and interesting. The summer and fall interns will help cover and analyze the Mexican presidential election, the winning administration's transition into power and the growing hemispheric debate on the drug war.

The selected interns will be working under the direct supervision of the Director of the Americas Program, Laura Carlsen. As a policy analyst Laura has been featured on national and international media outlets such as MSNBC, Al-Jazeera English, the Huffington Post and CNN, among others. She has published hundreds of articles and chapters on social, economic and political issues in Mexico, and co-authored Confronting Globalization: Economic integration and popular resistance in Mexico, among other books. Laura is a former Fulbright scholar and award-winning journalist, and has also worked as an international consultant on immigration and women rights.

Desirable qualifications include:

  *   Strong analytical skills
  *   Writing and editing background
  *   Spanish proficiency in speaking and writing
  *   Previous experience studying, working, or living abroad
  *   Publishing & web skills

For more information or to apply, please email Program Assistant, Mikael Rojas, at

Director, Hope for Suffolk - Suffolk, Virginia

Hope for Suffolk is the community development initiative of Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church. Founded in 2010, it has sought to fill the services gap of providing rehabilitative and developmental assitance to members of the larger Suffolk community. Our programs seek to partner with participants who are trying to develop more stable and healthy lives. Hope for Suffolk needs a strong community development pratitioner to lead the ministry in its newly established role in our community.

For more information or to apply, please email Hayden Hill at

Services Coordinator, Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk - Suffolk, Virginia

The Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk (CAPS) was established to be a collaborative effort to address poverty on two levels: level 1 - the crisis of an immediate need and level 2 - the underlying causes of these needs. CAPS needs a full-time services coordinator who will initially assess the needs of individuals and link them to the appropriate resources.

For more information or to apply, please email Hayden Hill at

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