Heshima Kenya specializes in protecting refugee children living in Nairobi, Kenya. Our safe shelter, education and life skills programs and community outreach services enable and empower adolescent girls to live healthy lives. As a result of Heshima Kenya’s programs, young women who are often survivors of tremendous adversity and trauma go on to become catalysts for change and leaders within their own communities.
Heshima Kenya welcomes undergraduate and graduate students with a background in grant writing and research and an interest in refugee, immigration, human rights and women’s rights to apply for the Grants and Research Intern position. This role will support Chicago-based grant research/ writing, community outreach initiatives, and office administration. We are currently seeking internship applications for the 2012 summer semester.
Past and current interns have supported building our grants portfolio, drafted Letters of Interest and Proposals to funders, supported fundraising initiatives, drafted print and online communications, and assisted in event planning.
Attention to detail
Strong writing abilities
Ability to work both collaboratively both independently and with a group
Academic or grassroots background in issues pertaining to refugees, international affairs, human rights and sexual and gender-based violence
Sensitivity to diverse cultures
For summer internship: 20-30 hours per week for a total of 3-4 months
Minimum commitment of 480 hours total
Due to the nature of the internship, we generally ask that interns be able to commit a 3 - 4 hour block of time in either the morning or afternoon