Advocacy and Communications Intern


CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality (CHOICE)

  • Career category:Advocacy/ Policy
  • Job type:Internship
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:0-5 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Hybrid
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: € 450 / monthly
  • Work schedule:Part-time/ Pro-rata
  • Deadline:14/04/2024
  • Location:Netherlands
LGBTQI+ rights/ SOGIESC Sexual & reproductive rights (SRHR) Youth Health
1. Background

CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality is a Youth-Led Organization –an organization that is fully led by young people -that strives for all young people in all their diversity to have the power to make decisions about their sexual, reproductive & love lives. Our mission is to support and strengthen the work of bold youth advocates across the world. Considering young people in all their diversity, we strive to imbed diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) more actively in our organization and work.CHOICE is a consortium member in the program Right Here Right Now 2, and a technical partner in the program, Power to You(th), both funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). In both programs, CHOICE’s role is to support the capacity strengthening of Youth-Led Organizations in the country coalitions, as well as the overall integration of meaningful and inclusive youth participation in the program. We also seek to build a strong and connected international movement of young people and youth-led organizations to advance young people’s participation in the global sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) movement.

2. Assignment –intern (28 hours per week)

Tasks that will be part of the intern's assignment may include, but are not limited to:
•Create online content for CHOICE’s communications channels on topics surrounding SRHR and Youth
•Support in programmatic communications activities, such as co-creating online SRHR campaigns with our partners
•Source and connect with other organisations/activists to boost CHOICE’s communication efforts
•SupportourAdvocacy team in engaging with the Human Rights Council and providing support in organising an advocacy event, such as logisitical support, brainstorming how to hold the event in a youth-friendly way, arranging speakers etc.
•Support our Advocacy team with other advocacy-related tasks on a needs basis, such as writing for UN experts on SRHR and youth-related topics

3. Your profile and requirements
•You have a background or interest in social/development issues, communications, event planning or design
•You are interested in and have some understanding of international development, different cultures, human rights, gender, feminism, LGBTI+, and intersectionality
•You have experience with or are interested in communications

Must have skills and competencies:
•You are enthusiastic and passionate about working on SRHR and with young people 
•You work independently and can take initiative
•You can work together with people from different (cultural) backgrounds
•You are well organized, and you have good communication skills  
•You have an inclusive work ethic
•You have working proficiency in English

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