Posted by: BPSOS | May 9, 2008

Opportunities: Labor Rights Internship

Coalition Against Modern-day Slavery in Asia (CAMSA) Internship Opportunity in Malaysia

CAMSA is a coalition supported by organizations concerned about trafficking in persons in Asia, especially when this affects Vietnamese. Recently CAMSA has succeeded in protecting the interests and rights of 2,600 workers of Esquel Malaysia (see http://newsesquel.wordpress.com/) and in rescuing 176 female workers in Jordan.

To support on-going projects, CAMSA offers the opportunity for one intern to work in Malaysia starting June 2008.

The intern will receive three months of intense training on human trafficking issues and all aspects of non-profit management at BPSOS’ headquarters in Northern Virginia before serving for nine months in Malaysia under the supervision of the local NGO. The internship will cover lodging, transportation, health insurance, and a monthly stipend of US $350. After four months in Malaysia, the intern will be offered a round trip ticket for family visit and to brief CAMSA of progress.

Internship assignments include:

– Conducting workshops on public and personal health, workplace safety, personal finance, rights, and life skills;

– Training workers in English, computer skills, and workplace norms and practices;

– Providing information through the help line;

– Assisting in the documentation of human trafficking cases;

– Drafting letters, petitions, and press releases;

– Filing monthly reports to the Coalition;

– Providing administrative support to the local operation; and

– Assuming other assignments as designated by Supervisor.

Eligibility requirements:

– 4 year college education

– Fluency in English and Vietnamese

– Commitment to service and resourcefulness

To apply, send in your resume, a cover letter explaining why you should be considered for the internship, and the contact information of three references. Send them to thang.nguyen@bpsos.org, or: Nguyen Dinh Thang, CAMSA, c/o Boat People SOS, 6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 100 Falls Church, VA 22041 USA, Attn: Malaysia Internship.

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