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NEW Colibri Ambassador program!

Are you a college or high school student interested in the mission of Colibrí? Do you want to bring these issues to your school?
The Colibrí Center for Human Rights will now be offering academic ambassadorships to college and high school students who want to create communities on their campuses in conjunction with already existing organizations in order to advocate and fundraise for immigration rights and the Colibri Center.

What does that look like? Spend a semester engaging with the organizations you are already a part of and the issues that you care about while hosting a presentation from the Colibrí Center and spreading awareness through social media. The ambassadorship is a great experience for a student who wants experience in advocacy, human rights work, or immigrant rights, while also creating a deeper understanding of these topics.

Apply here!

Internships

Calls for fall 2020 are officially closed. Please check back in October for spring 2021 call for interns.

Please see an example of fall internship descriptions below. Positions are subject to change based on programmatic needs.

Careers

No open positions at this time.

Colibrí Center for Human Rights Fall 2020 remote internships

Overview & Instructions

Disclaimer 

Due to COVID-19, Colibrí   Center for Human Rights is offering a 12-week remote internship starting the week of September 8 and ending the week of December 4, 2020. Orientation, onboarding, and all team meetings will take place virtually throughout the entirety of the internship. 

About Us

The Colibrí  Center for Human Rights promotes healing and change by working with families of disappeared migrants to identify and honor those who have lost their lives on the U.S.-Mexico border.  Colibrí  works in solidarity with families of the disappeared to find truth and justice through forensic science. Colibrí bears witness to this unjust loss of life, accompanying families in their search and holding space for families to build community, share stories, and raise consciousness about this human rights crisis. 

Through our Missing Migrant Project and DNA Program, we work with medical examiners to compare information families provide about the missing as well as DNA samples with unidentified remains recovered along the border in the hopes of giving families the answers they so deserve. Beyond our forensic work, we create supportive spaces and advocate for change through the Family Network, a network of mutual support and solidarity among families and friends of missing migrants across the Americas. The Family Network was born out of families’ expressed desire to connect with others that are experiencing the same form of ambiguous loss, given the feeling of isolation that comes with having a missing loved one on the border.  

Positions

Colibrí has hosted an internship program since it was founded in 2013. We are excited to welcome a new cohort of interns for Fall 2020. We seek to match interns with program areas based on particular skill sets and programmatic needs, ranging from graphic design to social media communications, from forensic science to supporting the work of the Family Network. While the exact position description and scope of work will be articulated jointly by the intern and their supervisor at Colibrí, copied below are general descriptions for the available positions. All positions listed have opportunities for public speaking, presentations, and participation in community events. 

Colibrí  is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA+ applicants. Individuals with personal immigration stories are strongly encouraged to apply, as are those with advanced proficiency in Spanish and/or indigenous languages from Mexico and Central America.

To apply, please fill out this application form to be considered for interviews. 

 

Timeline*

*All dates are tentative and subject to change.

Date Important Dates
June 30, 2020 Fall internship call goes live
August 2, 2020 Application deadline
August 3-7, 2020 Colibrí staff reviews applications
August 10, 2020 Colibrí staff sends out notifications
August 10-14, 2020 Interviews with final candidates
August 17-21, 2020 Colibrí staff reaches out to references provided
August 24, 2020 Fall internship offer emails get sent out
September 4, 2020 Fall internship offer acceptance due
September 7, 2020 Labor Day
September 8-11, 2020 Orientation 
November 26-29, 2020 Thanksgiving
December 1-4, 2020 Last week of Colibrí internship
Social Media & Communications intern

Social Media & Communications intern

The Social Media & Communications intern will work alongside Colibrí ’s Social Media and Communications team to maintain and grow our outreach efforts. The intern will help maintain Colibrí ’s social media pages and engage our followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They will also help design new communications materials, from social media graphics to informational handouts, and other materials as needed.

Expectations

  • Must be able to commit to at least 10 hours a week
  • Be comfortable with working in a fast paced team environment 
  • Have strong communications skills 
    • both interpersonally with team members and with the greater public
  • Be interested and engaged with emerging topics and conversations on social media
  • Stay up-to-date of the latest news involving immigrant rights and policy changes
  • Report to and meet weekly with supervisor, Program and Data Associate, Gia Del Pino

Responsibilities are contingent on applicant’s experience and may include any of the following:

  • Communications
    • Create and design original content for Colibri’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter 
    • Schedule bilingual posts on Hootsuite
    • Review weekly analytics and find ways to improve and optimize content
    • Grow followers on each platform
  • Help carry out social media fall campaign
    • Find creative ways to sell new fall merchandise to fundraise for our DNA program
    • Find creative ways to do giveaways
    • Educate and spread awareness of Colibri’s work and mission

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Spanish preferred
  • Skilled communicator with experience managing social media accounts 
  • Graphic design experience preferred (Canva, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Commitment to social justice and (im)migrant rights. Experience working with immigrant or refugee communities a plus
  • Organized and attentive to details
  • Strong writing skills
  • Humility, empathy, flexibility and a collaborative spirit
  • Proficiency in Google Suite and video conferencing (Zoom or Skype) 

To apply, please fill out this application form to be considered for interviews. 

Special Project #1: Historias y Recuerdos audio editing internship

Special Project #1: Historias y Recuerdos audio editing internship

Historias y Recuerdos is a story-sharing project and a platform for families to become part of a larger effort to raise awareness about the loss of life on the border by giving Colibri permission to share their recorded stories with the public during awareness and fundraising campaigns. 

Colibri invites interested families to sit down one-on-one with our team and have their stories recorded in a time and space dedicated solely to sharing and preserving memories about their loved ones. 

Expectations

  • Must be able to commit to at least 10 hours a week
  • Must treat delicate raw footage with care and confidentiality
  • Report to and meet weekly with supervisor, Family Network Director, Perla Torres

Responsibilities are contingent on applicant’s experience and may include any of the following:

  • Audio editing 
    • Edit audio using Audacity or any other preferred audio editing software 
    • Work with Family Network Director, Perla Torres, on crafting script
    • Record narrations 
    • Mix multiple tracks to create engaging audio material for podcasts

Qualifications:

  • Audio editing skills and experience
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Spanish preferred
  • Graphic design experience preferred (Canva, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Commitment to social justice and (im)migrant rights. Experience working with immigrant or refugee communities a plus
  • Organized and attentive to details
  • Humility, empathy, flexibility and a collaborative spirit 

To apply, please fill out this application form to be considered for interviews. 

 

Special Project #2: Colibri Center for Human Rights administrative internship

Special Project #2: Colibri Center for Human Rights administrative internship 

Colibri Center for Human Rights provides an excellent learning environment for socially engaged students interested in working with immigrant rights and justice non-profit organizations. Administrative interns gain experience to the complex operations of a non-profit organization, meanwhile getting exposure to a broad range of learning opportunities depending on the projects at hand, as well as the student’s professional interests. 

Expectations

  • Must be able to commit to at least 10 hours a week
  • Confidentiality
  • Report to and meet weekly with supervisor(s) (TBD)

Responsibilities are contingent on applicant’s experience and may include any of the following:

  • Managing and analyzing data to inform program strategy
  • Developing process flow maps of current processes and making recommendations around improving processes
  • Evaluating prospective products or vendors for promotional material and/or upcoming events and campaigns
  • Attending Colibri Colloquiums and other educational lectures
  • Reviewing and completing financial analyses and statements
  • Assessing and summarizing new business opportunities
  • Participating in virtual border tours

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Spanish preferred
  • Commitment to social justice and (im)migrant rights. Experience working with immigrant or refugee communities a plus
  • Organized and attentive to details
  • Strong writing skills
  • Humility, empathy, flexibility and a collaborative spirit
  • Proficiency in Google Suite and video conferencing (Zoom or Skype) 

To apply, please fill out this application form to be considered for interviews.