Communications Intern – Fall 2021

ABOUT PILNET

PILnet is a global non-governmental organization that creates opportunities for social change by unlocking law’s full potential. With programs in Europe & Eurasia, Asia, and at the global level, PILnet aims to reclaim and reimagine the role of law so that it works for the benefit of all. PILnet builds networks and collaborations of public interest and private sector lawyers who understand how law works when it serves the interests of the privileged and then it uses that knowledge to strengthen civil society and the communities they serve.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Based in New York City and reporting to the Director of Development and Communications, the intern will support the communications team to craft and implement the external communications. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for anyone interested in learning about the communications, operations, and programs at a global NGO.

The internship responsibilities, under the guidance of the staff, include:

  • Researching and analyzing the effectiveness of PILnet communications strategy and that of other similar organizations;
  • Drafting, designing, and editing mass email campaigns, social media campaigns, and other external communications;
  • Identifying, recommending, and implementing updates to the website;
  • Analyzing and reporting website and social media analytics;
  • Creating event and project pages;
  • Editing and updating organization’s communication style guides;
  • Providing communications, fundraising, and other miscellaneous support for PILnet’s Annual Global Forum (to be held virtually in October 2021)
  • Working with the communications team to develop and update Google Ads;
  • Supporting data entry and management;
  • Other tasks as requested by the Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student or recent graduates in public administration, global affairs, international relations, communications, marketing or related field
  • Some current work experience in communications, nonprofit experience is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with WordPress, Google Analytics, Google Ads, CiviCRM, Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva is a plus
    This internship will be remote/work from home for the near future, with preference for candidates based in NYC

The duration of the internship should ideally be 3-6 months, hours per week is flexible. This position will not be remunerated.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letters to ([email protected]) by August 20. Interviews will be conducted in August and September.

Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

ABOUT PILNET

PILnet is a global non-governmental organization that creates opportunities for social change by unlocking law’s full potential. With programs in Europe & Eurasia, Asia, and at the global level, PILnet aims to reclaim and reimagine the role of law so that it works for the benefit of all. PILnet builds networks and collaborations of public interest and private sector lawyers who understand how law works when it serves the interests of the privileged and then it uses that knowledge to strengthen civil society and the communities they serve.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working remotely and reporting to the Senior Legal Officer in New York, the intern will support the Eurasia Program by working with nonprofit organizations in Eurasia and global law firms.

The internship responsibilities, under the guidance of the staff, include:

  • Supporting PILnet’s Eurasia Clearinghouse operations by working with CSOs to understand their legal needs, drafting descriptions of legal needs, and identifying law firms within PILnet’s network who can provide pro bono support;
  • Helping to organize related events such as workshops, trainings, and roundtables  
  • Helping to compile project updates and newsletters for PILnet and its partners;
  • Supporting data entry and management;
  • Other tasks as requested by the Senior Legal Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Current undergraduate or postgraduate student in law, political science, international relations, or related field
  • Interest in public interest law, social justice, and human rights
  • Some work experience in human rights, social justice, public interest law is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in Russian and English 

The duration of the internship is  3-6 months; hours per week is flexible. This position will not be remunerated. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to [email protected] by May 15. Interviews would be conducted in the second part of May.

The cover letter should describe your interest to intern at PILnet and include relevant theoretical and/or practical experience, as well as the specific time period of your proposed internship. Your letter should also make clear your understanding that the internship is non-remunerated. Please include contact information for at least two persons who would be able to comment on your potential to undertake a successful internship experience with PILnet.

Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

ABOUT PILNET

PILnet is a global non-governmental organization that creates opportunities for social change by unlocking law’s full potential. With programs in Europe & Eurasia, Asia, and at the global level, PILnet aims to reclaim and reimagine the role of law so that it works for the benefit of all. PILnet builds networks and collaborations of public interest and private sector lawyers who understand how law works when it serves the interests of the privileged and then it uses that knowledge to strengthen civil society and the communities they serve. 

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working remotely (with the potential for in-person in New York when possible) and reporting to the Senior Legal Officer, the intern will support PILnet’s pro bono clearinghouse work by connecting nonprofit organizations around the world with global law firms.

The internship responsibilities, under the guidance of the staff, include:

  • Supporting PILnet’s Global Clearinghouse operations by corresponding by emails and in video and phone calls with NGOs to understand their legal needs, drafting descriptions of legal needs, and identifying law firms within PILnet’s network who can provide pro bono support; 
  • Supporting data entry and management;
  • Other tasks as requested by the Senior Legal Officer.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Current undergraduate or postgraduate student in law, political science, international relations, or related field
  • Interest in public interest law, social justice, and human rights
  • Some work experience in human rights, social justice, or public interest law plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

The duration of the internship is 3-6 months; hours per week is flexible. This position will not be remunerated. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to [email protected] by May 15. Interviews would be conducted by the end of May.

The  cover letter should describe your interest to intern at PILnet and include relevant theoretical and/or practical experience, as well as the specific time period of your proposed internship. Your letter should also make clear your understanding that the internship is non-remunerated. Please include contact information for at least two persons who would be able to comment on your potential to undertake a successful internship experience with PILnet.

Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.