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Intern with ETAN

Organize for human rights!

The East Timor & Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) is seeking interns. Work for human rights and justice!

What is ETAN?

For more than 20 years, ETAN has worked in solidarity with the peoples of East Timor (Timor-Leste) and Indonesia. ETAN advocates justice for past rights violations, genuine self-determination for East Timor, and democratic reconstruction of one of the world’s newest nations. ETAN supports human rights and democracy in Indonesia. Current projects include campaigning for justice for past human rights crimes, working to oppose military assistance to Indonesia, and monitoring the human rights situation in both countries. ETAN also pays close attention to events in West Papua.

What do ETAN interns do?

ETAN interns actively assist the movements for justice in solidarity with the peoples of  Indonesia, West Papua, and Timor-Leste (East Timor).

ETAN interns gain experience, skills and knowledge in the areas of policy and political advocacy, international politics, writing, editing, media, fundraising, and organizing.

We are small office, so intern responsibilities will be varied depending on your skills and interests. These responsibilities can include research, writing and editing; maintaining and building relations with the media, other organizations and grassroots activists; administrative tasks; and monitoring and analyzing news and developments in Indonesia, West Papua and East Timor. Interns also participate in educating decision-makers, fundraising, organizing events, and other necessary tasks. Interns will help maintain and expand ETAN's presence in social media and the internet.

Interns work in New York City, although it may be possible for especially-motivated interns to work from elsewhere.

Qualifications/Required Skills

  • Committed to ETAN's mission of
  • Excellent written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Word, social media
  • Self-starter with an ability to take initiative and work independently and with others
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and to juggle multiple tasks;
  • Ability to fluently or proficiently speak, read, and/or write in Tetun, Portuguese, or Bahasa Indonesia, a plus
  • Flexibility to respond to changing daily tasks

Compensation

While ETAN can not pay interns, but we can work with your school program for credit. We may also be able to reimburse internship-related expenses.

Length of Internship

1-6 months (flexible)

Hours Per Week

10 or more hours/week

How to Apply

Applications are accepted at any time and starting dates are flexible. To apply, please e-mail resume and writing sample, along with a cover letter explaining your reasons for applying and highlighting any relevant experience.

East Timor and Indonesia Action Network
Tel. 718-596-7668; email: etan@etan.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

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