***FINALIST APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants are required to submit a resume (one page), statement of interest (one page), and two references by the application deadline on Sunday, February 6 at 11:59pm ET. If selected as a finalist, applicants to this host organization may be required to submit the following additional materials directly to the host organization after the application deadline:
- Writing Sample
LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Our office is able to host a REMOTE OR IN-PERSON intern (depending on mutual preference).
TIME ZONE: ET
WORKING HOURS: The intern needs to keep the same business hours as our office.
INDUSTRY: Foreign Affairs / International Affairs
ABOUT US: Integrity Initiatives International (III) is an international NGO committed to strengthening the enforcement of criminal laws against corrupt leaders, also known as kleptocrats. III works to end grand corruption by: supporting national measures, such as the recently created special anti-corruption court in Ukraine; promoting an understanding of the close connection between grand corruption and violations of human rights; forging a network of young people dedicated to combatting corruption in their own countries and around the world; and catalyzing the campaign to establish the International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC). In June 2021, III released a Declaration in Support of the Creation of an IACC signed by over 125 world leaders from more than 45 countries, including Nobel Laureates, former heads of state and government, high court judges, cabinet ministers, business leaders, and representatives of civil society. The IACC was included in the Liberal and Conservative party platforms for the September 2021 federal elections in Canada. Further high-level interest in the proposed IACC is developing in a growing number of countries, including in the Baltics, the Balkans, the Netherlands, Spain, Colombia, Chile, South Korea and elsewhere. With its partners, III has convened an International Coordinating Committee for the international campaign for an IACC.
RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS:
The intern will work closely with III board members and external partners. The responsibilities of the intern will include: Providing administrative support to III’s Chair, Mark Wolf; Conducting research on matters relevant to III’s work such as national and regional anti-corruption efforts, potential partners, and fundraising opportunities; Preparing for meetings with external partners and attending such meetings; Collaborating with members of III’s Youth Leaders Network on their joint projects and to expand the Network; And working with partners to develop a coalition to campaign for the establishment of the IACC.
SPECIALIZED SKILLS: Graphic Design, Social Media Management & Marketing. Knowledge of Spanish would be an asset.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: III interns work out of the chambers of the Chair of III, Judge Mark Wolf, at the Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston, MA. In addition to supporting Judge Wolf in his capacity as the Chair of III, interns will have the opportunity to attend judicial proceedings.
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