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Seasonal Project Assistant - Global Technology Program

Internews 3 months ago

Seasonal Project Assistant- Global Technology Program



Internews’ Global Technology Program (GTP) advances the digital safety of human rights defenders, civil society and journalists, advocates for digital rights and protections for the world’s most vulnerable populations, and works on safeguarding online civic space.

GTP focuses on local and regional needs and connects them at the global level to demand an inclusive, safe, and open web. We seek to build comprehensive knowledge, understanding, and analysis of online harmful speech and its impact on online and offline civic spaces. We aim to counter the impacts of online harmful speech by engaging with social media platforms, journalists, and civil society organizations working on the ground.

The GTP Seasonal Project Assistant will assist with logistical, research, and administrative support for Internews’ GTP’s Protecting Civic Society team. They will have the opportunity to gain experience in program administration and Internews’ work to foster independent media and access to information worldwide. This seasonal position will report to the GTP Protecting Civic Society team and will work closely with the Senior Program Associate.


This is a remote-based position, however, preference will be given to candidates in the United States and those who are able to work in the Coordinated Universal Timezone.

All remote candidates will be considered. However, you must have work authorization in your location that does not require sponsorship from Internews. Additionally, there are locations in which Internews is not able to support fully remote work.

Wherever possible, we work to try to find solutions for international hiring that work for both the company and the candidate. This means that some of the particulars around the offer for a role will be dependent on several factors and that the benefits and salary structure that apply to a position will ultimately be based upon the candidate’s location and where the role is hired.


We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.

DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:

Program Administration Support:

The Seasonal Project Assistant will assist with the following tasks related to the administration and implementation of internet policy programs:

  • Research and data analysis in support of program activities;
  • Assist with program logistics, including meeting schedules and event preparations;
  • Assist with invoicing, expense payments, and other basic financial procedures;
  • Update and monitor financial and programmatic trackers to ensure deadlines are met;
  • Assist with report review and compilation as needed;
  • Monitor and collect partner deliverables and reports;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • In all duties, an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.


  • Bachelor’s degree or current college student;
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing;
  • Background in internet freedom, media development, social media monitoring, political science, international relations, or communications is preferred but not required;
  • Editorial and/or copyediting experience.

Please note:

This is a part-time paid position starting ASAP. The Seasonal Project Assistant would work roughly 20 hours/week to support program staff as needed. Applicants must submit both a cover letter and resume to be considered for the position. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

**Please note that successful candidate will initially be offered a contract running to December 30, 2021, with possibility of extension subject to funding.

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network’s offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our About Working for Internews page.

Internews Network is an EEO/AAP/OFCCP employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. Internews does not discriminate based on race, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.