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Covenant House International
5 Penn Plaza
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
DescriptionCovenant House was founded 38 years ago with the mission to help homeless kids. Today, Covenant House is the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas providing food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and essential services to homeless, throwaway, and runaway kids. Covenant House doesn't stop at offering an immediate safe harbor to homeless kids; we strive to move each young person forward down the path to an independent adulthood, free from the risk of future homelessness.
Covenant House International owns and operates centers in four countries in Latin America to serve and rehabilitate homeless youth and victims of human trafficking.
The Latin America Intern will be based out of Covenant House’s International Headquarters in NYC and must be able to read, write and speak in Spanish.
Interns will have the exclusive opportunity to collaborate specifically with the Senior Vice President of Latin America as well as with our international program directors.
The dates for the internship are flexible, though the minimum commitment is a semester and 20 hours per week.
Responsibilities•Support policy research and communication on issues of child abuse, trafficking, child safety and protection.
•Review country-specific news outlets to prepare briefings on their political climate, crime, and other issues relating to our work in the region.
•Participate in enhancement of fundraising strategy targeting new donor pools and populations to support Latin American sites
•Assist with deployment of social media campaigns
•Translate documents and communications, Spanish/English
•Assist with travel arrangements, setting up meetings, and other administrative tasks as needed
Requirements•Current Undergraduate or Graduate student
•Fluent in Spanish
•Strong writing and verbal communication skills
•Ability to work both in a team as independently
•Ability to learn quickly and work with deadlines
•Strong interest in issues related to sex and labor trafficking, economic and political development, human rights
•Interest in the area of NGO management, previous volunteer & leadership experience a plus