LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
INDUSTRY: Foreign Affairs / International Affairs
ABOUT US: The mission of Integrity Initiatives International is to strengthen the enforcement of criminal laws to punish and deter leaders who are corrupt and regularly violate human rights, and also to create opportunities for the democratic process to replace them with leaders dedicated to serving their citizens rather than enriching themselves.
III works to end grand corruption by:
- Supporting national measures, such as the recently created special anti-corruption court in Ukraine;
- Promoting understanding of the close connection between grand corruption and violations of human rights, and collaboration between human rights and anti-corruption organizations;
- Forging a network of young people dedicated to combatting corruption in their own country and around the world; and
- Catalyzing a campaign to establish the International Anti-Corruption Court.
RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS:
- Provide administrative support to III’s Chair, Mark Wolf;
- Conduct research on matters relevant to III’s work such as national and regional anti-corruption efforts, potential partners, and fundraising opportunities;
- Prepare for meetings with external partners and attend such meetings;
- Collaborate with members of III’s NextGen Youth Network to further expand its network in Latin American and around the world;
- Work with partners to develop a coalition to campaign for the establishment of the IACC.
SPECIALIZED SKILLS: Graphic Design, Social Media Management & Marketing
REMOTE WORK ENVIRONMENT: III is a very small team, so we are able to communicate daily over phone, zoom, text/whatsapp, and email. Interns will work closely with III Chair Judge Mark Wolf and Chief of Staff Bethany Adam.
TIME ZONE: ET
WORKING HOURS: The intern needs to keep the same business hours as our office.
EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE: Access to high-speed Wi-Fi, Personal laptop, Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
2020 Intern Reflection:
Working at III has been an educational experience, in more ways than one. The full-time staff at III is a relatively small group of people which has allowed me a lot of flexibility in my work. I report directly to one supervisor and she is who I interact with on regular basis. My assignments vary depending on where help is needed. An average day could consist of managing the organization’s social media, attending webinars, or writing memos about events or reports. I think my experiences with communications and social media from student organizations and past internships has proven the most helpful during this internship. While I applied for this position because of my interest in anti-corruption research and advocacy, I think that I have truly been able to fill a need by offering to help with the organization’s online presence. The aforementioned flexibility that I have in this position has made it easy to bring ideas up ideas to my supervisor and use my creativity in thinking about new digital approaches for III.
-Isabel Giovannetti '21