Research Intern

Position Description: Research Intern 

Position Background

The International Human Trafficking Institute is looking for an active youth organizer to serve as a Research Intern. The Research Intern reports directly to the Program Coordinator and will be responsible for assisting IHTI with specific research projects while gaining valuable insights into the internal working of a human rights-based non-governmental organization. The individual must be able to work up to 15 hours per week in downtown Atlanta. An interest in human trafficking and human rights issues is required. Individuals should also be detail oriented and be able to produce high-quality work products with limited supervision.

About the International Human Trafficking Institute

The International Human Trafficking Institute was founded in 2014 as a component of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Building on the legacy of student organizing within the civil rights movement and youth organizing within today’s human rights movements, IHTI seeks to connect youth leaders and activist movements whose aim is to combat all forms of human trafficking.

About the Center for Civil and Human Rights

The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. The purpose is to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Execute the research plan as developed by the Program Coordinator and Associate Program Coordinator
Be responsible for general office administrative duties including database management
Prepare and curate a variety of resource materials (audio, visual, and print) useful to youth activists working to end human trafficking
Assist in gathering practical information on activism and organizing
Provide support for program planning and the execution of events
Design surveys and questionnaires aimed at measuring the impact of our work
Attend meetings and training programs as required to support job duties and/or self-development
Perform other duties as assigned 


The intern will work in the administrative offices of The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, in downtown Atlanta.

The individual must have access to a laptop computer with necessary software.

Must be friendly, outgoing, and have a passion for ending human trafficking.

Strong attention to detail and research capabilities.

Carry out duties in a professional manner.

Ability to work a flexible schedule based upon the needs of IHTI.

This position is available from January 2016 through May 2016. The intern may work up to 15 hours per week at a schedule that is mutually agreed upon in advance. The intern will be compensated at a rate of $10 per hour.

Application Instructions

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to:
Include the position title and your last name in the subject line of the email.

There is no deadline for applications. All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be open until a candidate is identified.