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MRS-Anti-Trafficking Fall Semester Intern  (Intern - Unpaid)
Department-Office-Secretariat: Office of Migration and Refugee Services
Date Posted: August 19, 2019

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The volunteer contributes to the mission of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by supporting the work of Migration and Refugee Services' Anti-Trafficking initiatives. The volunteer will have opportunities to enrich his or her academic program or career preparation through providing program support for the Anti-Trafficking segment, including the Global Maritime Trafficking Initiative, the Amistad Movement, 'Become a SHEPHERD' and other initiatives. Contributes to the Bishops' strategic plan for the Conference. Demonstrates willingness and ability to understand, respect and contribute to the USCCB mission and to fulfill job duties in accordance with its Catholic identity.

 

OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Researching and documenting trends in relevant areas of human trafficking, in particular maritime trafficking, labor trafficking and efforts to combat these forms of exploitation
  • Assisting in development of  educational and outreach materials
  • Assisting with local outreach and educational events
  • Assisting with creating and maintaining social media presence under supervision
  • Contributing to newsletters
  • Attending meetings and educational, and/or outreach events and summarize outcomes
  • Assisting with special projects and meeting planning

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Educational Level: Minimum of Associate's Degree or one year undergraduate education .

Major Field/Specialty: Interest in forced migration issues, including human trafficking.

Language Requirement: (if any) Second language helpful.

Other Specialized Training: (i.e. word processing, personal computer, knowledge of Catholic Church, etc.)

  • Knowledge of forced migration issues, including human trafficking
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the Catholic Church and its teachings
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products and email systems
  • Experience with Social Media

 

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE:

Type and Nature of Professional Experience:

  • Professional decorum
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • Ability to follow established policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a team

Number of Years Required: A minimum of 1 year work related experience.

 

GRADE LEVEL: N/A

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