A National Gathering of the Next Generation of Human Rights Defenders
ENOUGH PROJECT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITES
Do you want to join the fight against genocide and crimes against humanity? Are you passionate about human rights, and want to be part of a movement toward peace in Africa? Do you have the skills and dedication to be a part of the Enough Project team?
As an Enough Project intern, you will become part of a dynamic organization that has provoked real change in the fight against mass atrocities. You will work alongside a team of driven individuals and gain practical skills and international human rights experience. Interns may help develop a campaign, attend a Congressional hearing, assist in social media messaging, edit a policy report, or write for the Enough Said blog, all while helping to end genocide and crimes against humanity.
At Enough, we apply a multi-faceted approach that focuses on the key drivers of conflict and mobilizes both lawmakers and the public to act. All of our departments collaborate to turn field research into policy recommendations, advocate for these changes, engage our activists, and promote these issues to the public. Every aspect of our work influences the rest, so whether you intern with a campaign, the communications department, or policy team, you will be making a difference.
The Enough Project is a project of the Center for American Progress, or CAP, so Enough interns are part of a larger cohort of progressive interns working on a broad range of issues. CAP runs a comprehensive internship program that includes brown bag lunches, social events, and networking opportunities.
Enough Internship Positions
Advocacy – Enough's advocacy department coordinates outreach to the administration, Capitol Hill, and our partners. By working closely with the campaigns team, they help develop strategies to advance Enough’s policy agenda. Advocacy interns assist in all aspects of the advocacy department's work – including research, event planning, grassroots advocacy, and communication with activists.
Communications – The communications interns are an integral part of the Enough communications team. Interns track the Enough Project and its initiatives in print, broadcast, and online media, and help develop new ways to engage our social media audience. They also assist with updating Enough’s photo database, attending and covering events in the D.C. area, contributing to the Enough Said blog, and publicizing upcoming events. Communications interns have also worked on projects such as designing T-shirts, fliers, Twitter pages, Flickr slideshows, and videos.
Darfur Dream Team – Enough's Darfur Dream Team / Sister Schools Program works with partner organizations, including UNHCR and i-ACT, to support Darfuri refugee education in eastern Chad and to connect American and Darfuri students through a secure online social network. We believe that receiving an education is a right of every refugee child and that it is critical for sustainable development. Interns for the Sister Schools Program work closely with staff to communicate and interact with student and faculty activists and leaders. Interns assist with school and donor outreach, social media, and writing and editing promotional materials.
Operations/Development – Enough seeks an intern to assist in all aspects of the core functions of the Enough Project, particularly Development and Operations. Ops/Dev interns work across teams providing support both in the day-to-day and in initiatives around organization development, knowledge management and non-profit business processes.
Policy – The Enough policy team, made up of D.C.-based analysts and field-based researchers, determines Enough’s policy positions and recommendations for each of our conflict areas. Policy interns have the opportunity to assist staff with research and the production of a range of policy products, including blog posts, field dispatches, and strategy papers.
Special Projects and Founding Director Intern – Enough's Founding Director John Prendergast is working on a new project with several influential writers and artists focusing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This project will require coordination between DC-based staff, as well as co-authors and consultants in Los Angeles, New York, and the DRC. The Special Projects and Founding Director Intern will be an integral part of the Founding Director's and the team's fforts in completing various projects, in addition to the current one underway. The intern will have the opportunity to assist the Founding Director and Special Assistant to the Founding Director with research related to the project, copy-editing of written material, as well as producing translations of interviews. Fluency in French is required.
John is the author or co-author of ten books. His most recent book, Unlikely Brothers, is a dual memoir co-authored with his first little brother in the Big Brother program. His previous two books were co-authored with Don Cheadle: Not On Our Watch, a New York Times bestseller and NAACP non-fiction book of the year, and The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes.
Raise Hope for Congo – Enough's Raise Hope for Congo, or RHFC, campaign works to raise awareness and mobilize activists in the United States to speak out against violence in eastern Congo. RHFC interns are a critical part of a dynamic, fast-paced team, and can apply their creativity and energy toward building a movement for peace in the Congo. Campaign interns work on a variety of projects and tasks depending on their strengths and interests, including expanding the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative, designing campaign materials, engaging with activists, conducting research, and planning events.
- Picking up the South Sudan flag for John Prendergast’s interview on The Colbert Report
- Seeing Dr. Denis Mukwege speak about his work on gender inequality and conflict in the DRC
- Attending a Congressional Hearing on conflict minerals with Ben Affleck and John Prendergast
- Blogging about the flag-raising ceremony at the brand new Embassy of South Sudan
- Helping organize a happy hour event for DC interns to spark conversation on the Congo
- Hearing Bill Clinton speak at the National Campus Progress Conference
Summer: June – August
Fall: September – December
Winter/Spring: January – May
*starting dates are flexible
To intern, apply through the Center for American Progress. In the position line on the application form, please specify “Enough Project” and which internship position(s) you are interested in.
Suggested deadlines for applications according to term are below:
Summer: February 1
Fall: July 11
Winter/Spring: December 15