Country Specialist Volunteer - Amnesty International


Organization Information:

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.

Job Description:

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.


Job Responsibilities:

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.


Job Qualifications:

Qualifications considered when recruiting new Country Specialists include:

  • knowledge of the country/region

  • experience with grassroots campaigning and/or Amnesty International

  • interpersonal skills

  • ability to follow through on projects

  • familiarity with international human rights standards

  • language skills


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: cgintern@aiusa.org