American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN)

Address: 

2722 Connecticut Avenue NW # 42
Washington, DC 20008
United States

Phone: 
202-483-6444
Internship opportunities: 
Yes

AKIN is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to informing the public and policy makers of the plight of the Kurds, the world's largest stateless people. AKIN works with the members of the U.S. government and the NGO community in an effort to promote self-determination, peace and justice in Kurdistan. Interns play a large role in the overall activity of AKIN and are relied upon heavily. Interns are responsible for: assisting in outreach to Congress, to the human rights community, and to other non-profit organizations; assisting in writing grant proposals and organizing fund-raisers; the daily update and management of our web site. AKIN seeks interns with the following qualifications: basic computer skills, preferably familiar with web site management, desktop publishing, computer networking, etc.; strong writing and communications skills; willingness to learn, and a desire to make a difference. In short, AKIN seeks friendly, assertive, team player and independent-thinking activist types. A small stipend to cover lunch and transportation costs is provided. If need be, AKIN can also provide interns with academic credit.

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