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. 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

PILnet is implementing a project to build the capacity of NGOs, new legal professionals, and law students on the basics of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) practices and the potential to use this framework to encourage more socially responsible business practices in Russia through the creation and implementation of an online training course and an interactive guide. Additionally, the project aims to grow and strengthen a network of legal professionals that bridges the private and public interest sectors in Russia and connect them to PILnet’s vast global network for learning opportunities and to gain international and comparative perspectives on the practice of public interest law, including the role of the ESG framework.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Based in Russia and reporting to the senior legal officer, the project coordinator will support project activities in Russia for a 24-month period, starting February, 2022. 

The project coordinator responsibilities include:

  • Helping the Senior Legal Officer(s) and Director(s) to develop the ESG course and interactive guide
  • Working with lawyers and other experts to conduct research and develop the course, including the curriculum, and the interactive guide; 
  • Assisting with implementation of the course;
  • Identifying, inviting and liaising with course presenters;
  • Promoting project activities and findings to stakeholders for a wide distribution;
  • Assisting with dissemination of the interactive guide;
  • Drafting project reports for funders and other internal/external purposes;
  • Helping to organize related events such as workshops, trainings, an online course and other convenings;
  • Coordinate and support oversight of events, including in-person participation in events in Russia in final stages of project (depending on travel conditions due to the pandemic);
  • Developing project updates and newsletters for partners;
  • Supporting data entry and management;
  • Joining coordination calls with partners and ensuring these meetings are properly documented; and
  • Other tasks as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate degree in law, political science, international relations, public administration, or related field. Strong preference will be given to applicants with a law degree.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in the legal field or nonprofit; experience in business and human rights (nationally or internationally) is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with diverse audiences, including law firms, students, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Russian. 
  • Residency in and familiarity in the legal landscape of Russia.
  • Strong interest in public interest law, business and human rights.
  • Good organizational skills.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to [email protected] by January 24, 2021. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews in January and February.

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

Based in New York City (or remote) and reporting to the manager of communications and technology, the intern will support the communications team to craft and implement the external communications.

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

  • Researching and analyzing PILnet’s stakeholders to assess the effectiveness of PILnet communications strategy; 
  • Help craft and implement a strategy to increase newsletter subscribers and increase social media engagement.
  • Drafting, designing, and editing mass email campaigns, social media campaigns, and other external communications;
  • Editing and updating organization’s communication style guides;
  • Identifying, recommending, and implementing updates to the website;
  • Organizing how online resources are presented throughout the website;
  • Creating event and project webpages;
  • Supporting data entry and management;
  • Other tasks as requested by the manager.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Current 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
  • Passion for social justice or human rights
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with WordPress, Google Analytics, Google Ads, CiviCRM is a plus
  • This internship can be remote/work from home, with preference for candidates based in NYC

The duration of the internship should ideally be 3-6 months, a minimum of 15 hours per week, work hours are flexible. This position will not be remunerated. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should send their applications to [email protected] by January 28, 2022. Interviews would be conducted on a rolling basis.

 

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

Based in New York City (or remote) and reporting to the director of development and communications, the fundraising intern will support the team with the fundraising process, including research and tracking grant and individual donation opportunities and preparing reports and proposals for funders. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for anyone interested in learning about the fundraising, operations, and programs at a global NGO.

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

  • Researching donor organizations and grant opportunities in line with PILnet’s objectives and priorities;
  • Assisting with tracking engagement with prospective donors and working with programming team prepare for donor meetings;
  • Reviewing grant proposal and report materials and helping to prepare them for final submission;
  • Supporting data entry and management;
  • Working with the communications team to develop various fundraising materials;
  • Other tasks as requested by the director.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Current undergraduate or recent graduates in public administration, global affairs, international relations, management, or related field
  • Work experience in nonprofit is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with CiviCRM or other databases is a plus. 
  • This internship can be remote/work from home, 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 a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by January 28, 2022. Interviews would be conducted on a rolling basis.

 

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