The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 130 diverse professionals. Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.
The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 55 countries.
To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org.
Internship Summary: The Center's Accounting & Compliance team is looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful, and highly organized participant in our summer program with a commitment to reproductive rights issues to engage in a variety of mini-projects related to accounting. This position will provide someone with experience in many aspects of as well as insight into the inner workings of organizational management.
The summer program is full-time from June 5, 2017 through August 11, 2017 and is based in New York, NY. The position will be paid on an hourly basis.
The Center's summer program includes opportunities for lunches with experts in the field, social events, networking opportunities with other organizations, and other activities.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assist with the Center's financial audit and pension audit;
- Assist with the preparation of year end schedules such as:
- Contributed Services
- Lease Payment
- Deferred Revenue
- Grants & Contributions
- Fixed Assets
- Accrued Expenses
- Prepaid Expenses
- Assist with organizing and maintaining finance documents (i.e. payment request forms, general ledger); and
- Assist with various finance team projects, as needed.
- Candidate must be enrolled in a college or university and must be a Bachelor's candidate on a full-time basis for the Fall 2017 semester;
- Pursuing a degree in Accounting or Finance is a plus;
- Ability to multitask and adjust priorities, as needed;
- Must have exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal presentation skills;
- Must be able to maintain and protect confidentiality;
- Prior internship or office experience preferred;
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a growing group; and
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position. Please include these application materials as attachments.
Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.