The U.S. Office on Colombia (USOC) offers a stipended graduate-level fellowship to an independent and motivated individual with experience in Colombia or US/Colombia relations. The Fellow will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to the programmatic work of the office. Current programs focus on human rights defenders, impunity for human rights violations, land rights, and the search for a sustainable peace in Colombia. The Fellow will be responsible for research and authoring or co-authoring of publications, delegation organization and communications and outreach in both the US and Colombia. The Fellow may also be invited to aid in advocacy efforts with the US Congress and Administration.
• Capacity to work independently and take initiative Whilst the Fellow will be supervised, he/she will often be given the opportunity to develop tasks on his/her own. Candidates should flourish in such an environment.
• Organization Candidates must be able to manage and prioritize a series of different tasks.
• Spanish fluency Full working knowledge of Spanish and English is a requirement
• Writing skills/communications experience We value both traditional and social media experience and the ability to communicate ideas clearly and thoughtfully among a variety of different formats from Congressional memos to OpEds to full-length reports.
• Commitment to human rights Experience with human rights organizations, social movements or social justice advocacy is a plus
• Professional, positive attitude The Fellow may have to represent the office at various functions and must reflect the same level of professionalism as permanent staff
Hours are negotiable, but preference goes to candidates available for at least 16 hours a week.
Send a resume, cover letter and a brief (3-5 page) writing sample to Dana Brown, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
The cover letter should include:
• Dates of availability
• A brief summary of how you meet the qualifications noted above
Application deadline: August 5, 2013
We are currently accepting applications for internships.
The U.S. Office on Colombia offers spring, summer and fall unpaid internships to indepenent and motivated individuals. Interns have the opportunity to significantly contribute to the working of the office and have, in the past, been responsible for compiling weekly news reports, coordinating delegations to Colombia, arranging speaker's tours in the U.S. for visiting Colombians, translating documents, following legislation, or otherwise assisting USOC's goals. As with any internship there are some administrative duties, however, they are relatively small.
Please note: Extensive knowledge of Colombia is not required for this internship, however some understanding of the situation is useful.
Send a resume, cover letter, telephone numbers for two references and a brief (1-2 page) writing sample to the address below
Our Mailing Address:
U.S. Office on Colombia
1350 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036 USA
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Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Afro-Colombian children in the Urabá region gather around the gravesite of a fellow community member. The violence that forced communities to flee, left many dead. Upon return to their land, communities often clear brush from the cemeteries and build new grave markers to honor the dead.
The U.S. Office on Colombia is an independent non-profit organization, not affiliated with any political party, that seeks to educate U.S. policymakers, the media and the U.S. public about the impact of U.S. policy on Colombia.