Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, we investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.
Amnesty International USA is seeking a qualified volunteer Country Specialist
to help monitor the human rights situation in Nigeria, Bahrain, or
Venezuela(these are three separate positions) and to mobilize action in
response to developing needs to promote and protect human rights there.
Note: we require members to live in the United States for at least two years
while they are serving as a specialist.
Country Specialists are part of a corps of volunteer leaders who serve as
country experts and strategists for Amnesty International USA. These
specialists serve as a link between Amnesty’s primary research staff based
abroad and the members and staff of the US branch of the organization.
Country Specialists develop a solid understanding of Amnesty
International’s concerns in the target country, and may be called upon to
represent the organization in relevant forums.
In collaboration with others, Country Specialists develop action strategies
designed to bring about positive change in the human rights situation in the
target country. These strategies may involve rapid responses, media and
social media engagement, US and foreign government advocacy, and
collaboration with coalitions.
Qualifications considered when recruiting new Country Specialists include:
knowledge of the country/region
experience with grassroots campaigning and/or Amnesty International
ability to follow through on projects
familiarity with international human rights standards
Training is provided, and a two-year commitment is requested of all new
Country Specialists. The average time commitment is 5 to 10 hours per week.
Most of the work is conducted from the volunteer’s home via email or phone.
Occasional travel, mostly within the United States, may be requested.
Although the position is unpaid, certain volunteer-related expenses are
How to Apply:
Visit http://www.amnestyusa.org/ for more information. Send resume, cover letter, and application to: firstname.lastname@example.org