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GVA and EFF Seek Joint Interns

Categories: Advocacy

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Global Voices Advocacy (GVA) are jointly seeking two interns to work from EFF’s offices in San Francisco for summer 2013. University students and recent graduates with excellent writing skills and a deep understanding of free expression, openness, and privacy on the global Internet are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interns will focus on individual cases of bloggers, hackers, and social media users facing threats of censorship, harassment, arrest, or worse because of their activities online. Interns will work on a variety of projects through which they will document and analyze these cases, developing a range of skills along the way. Interns will be charged with:

Skills sought

Although we will consider applicants with a range of knowledge and skills, we are particularly interested in those whose experience includes:

Interns will have opportunities to participate and contribute to organizational discussions and strategy sessions at both EFF and GVA.

Requirements and desired qualities

All applicants must demonstrate a commitment to using fact-based reporting to defend the exercise of human rights online. Other requirements include:

Interns will be asked to work 15 -20 hours per week, and to commit 10 -12 weeks (June – August) to the project, depending on availability. Interns must be able to work most days from the offices of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco.  Internships are unpaid and, unfortunately, we are not currently able to sponsor visas.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two short writing samples (ideally 1,000 words or less) to gvaeffinterns [at] gmail [dot] com. Position open until filled. Any questions concerning the internship can also be sent to this address.