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End FGM/C Intern (Paid Opportunity)
Rahma in Washington, DC
 
 
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Date Posted 11/02/2017
Category
Philanthropy-Internships
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Help end Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) with an award winning organization recognized by The White House, met President Obama and featured in The Huffington Post.

RAHMA Is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Washington, DC that addresses HIV/AIDS in faith communities through education, advocacy and empowerment.

Why the focus on FGM/C?

According to a study by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Women's Health and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over a half million women and girls in the US are at risk or survivors of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).

How is RAHMA Addressing FGM/C?

RAHMA has partnered with The George Washington University (GWU), through a grant from HHS to address FGM/C in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, where over 51,000 women and girls are at risk. There is an intersection between HIV/AIDS and FGM/C, which allows RAHMA to stay inline with its mission.

The Intern

RAHMA is seeking a highly-motivated individual to serve as the End FGM Intern for the 2017 Spring Semester. The End FGM intern will work at least 8 hours a week (with opportunities to work more) and report to the Executive Director.

Internship Period

January 30th - April 28 (12 weeks)

Hours

  • Mondays: 12 pm - 3 pm
  • Wednesdays: 12 pm - 3 pm
  • Fridays: 12 pm - 4 pm

or

  • Mondays: 12 pm - 5 pm OR Wednesdays: 12 pm - 5 pm
  • Fridays: 11 am - 4 pm
  • Additional Hours May Be needed for Special Events, etc

Compensation

$11.50/hr

Location

Office/Remote

Duties

  • Outreach to at risk communities
  • Assist with interviewing women and girls who are at risk or survivors
  • Assist with compiling data
  • Attend meetings and liaison with our partner GWU
  • Engage with partners and community health organizations
  • Supervise volunteers related to the project
  • Other duties as needed

Skills/Experience Needed:

  • Familiarity with sub-Saharan African, Middle Eastern and/or South Asian cultures
  • Proficient in Microsoft word, excel and powerpoint
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, able to follow directions, and take initiative when needed
  • Outgoing and friendly personality, professional demeanor
  • Proficient in Urdu, French, Somali, Wolof, Arabic, or Amharic.
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Skills Preferred but not required:

  • Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Familiar with Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media platforms
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