The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (“ICNL”) is seeking a full-time Program Assistant based in Washington, DC. This is a unique opportunity to support programs in the international sphere. ICNL works with governments, civil society organizations, and the international community to develop the legal framework for civil society, philanthropy, and public participation in over 100 countries. Please see www.icnl.org for additional information on our work.
Under the direction of ICNL’s President, or his designee, the Program Assistant will undertake the following duties:
- Assist with the implementation of ICNL programs around the world;
- Prepare and help manage contracts and subgrants;
- Assist with research and editing of reports and other documents;
- Work with staff to prepare ICNL’s annual report and other materials;
- Assist with the maintenance of ICNL’s website, social media presence, online library, contact lists, and databases;
- Serve as a human resources contact;
- Assist with program development and proposals;
- Assist with the organization of study tours, fellowships, workshops, and conferences;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree;
- At least 2 years of professional experience preferred;
- Excellent English writing and communication skills;
- Strong writing, copyediting, and proofreading skills, including editing of documents written by non-native English speakers;
- Superior administrative and organizational skills;
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
- Knowledge of social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and blogs;
- Familiarity with Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, and/or Photoshop is strongly preferred.
The candidate must also possess legal authorization to work in the United States.
COMPENSATION: Competitive salary and excellent benefits, based on experience and qualifications.
To apply, please e-mail your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and early submission is encouraged.
Only finalists will be contacted - no phone calls please. ICNL is an equal opportunity employer.
Learn more about ICNL and its programs at www.icnl.org.
The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, is looking for a PHP programmer to complete a series of maintenance and programming tasks for our Online Library and Intranet.
ICNL’s Online Library consists of a series of PHP web pages that connect to a MySQL database backend. The original programmer of the Online Library is no longer with ICNL.
We now seek an experienced PHP programmer and database expert to streamline and improve the performance of the library application and extend its functionality. Illustrative tasks include:
- Resolving database search results bugs. For example, use the link above to search for items from a given country, and you’ll see that the Year is cut off in the results table and that sorting by title doesn’t work.
- Extending database functionality. For example, all uploaded publications have associated “description” entries in the backend database, and we’d like to display these descriptions in the results table.
- Improving back-end operation. A private intranet application (also coded in PHP) allows staff to add new items to the Online Library. We need to resolve several buggy behaviors.
We have a list of issues that need to be resolved, and we’d also be willing to consider your ideas for how to improve the performance and functionality of the Library application.
To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email should include (1) a cover letter, (2) your resume, (3) links to websites or an online portfolio demonstrating your experience with PHP application / database design; and (4) your proposed hourly rate.
Deadline for applications: February 20, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Only finalists will be contacted – no phone calls please.
ICNL is an equal opportunity employer.
The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) seeks bright, energetic students with an interest in international affairs to serve as interns. ICNL's internship offers a unique opportunity to be involved in the promotion of an enabling legal environment for civil society, freedom of association, and public participation around the world.
ICNL has worked on civil society law in over 100 countries, drawing upon a worldwide network of partners and experts. Working with ICNL’s program teams, interns are engaged in our cutting-edge research and technical assistance. ICNL endeavors to develop projects that reflect student interests and skills, and to assist with the student's career development.
Under the supervision of, and with training by ICNL’s senior staff lawyers, interns are fully engaged in a variety of hands-on legal tasks. Duties might include conducting comparative legal research, legal analysis, supporting ICNL’s partners, and other related tasks.
The following are illustrative examples of past intern assignments:
- An ICNL intern interested in Albania provided technical assistance to a working group comprised of an Albanian Supreme Court Justice, government officials and NGO leaders working on new NGO legislation. The intern’s advice was reflected in legislation enacted by the Albanian Parliament.
- Working with ICNL’s President, an intern co-authored a survey on NGO legislation throughout Central and Eastern Europe, which was then published and disseminated throughout Europe and Eurasia.
- In Turkey, the European Union identified NGO legislation as a primary human rights issue affecting EU accession. The EU, government, and NGO sector requested that ICNL provide technical assistance on a new associations law. One of ICNL’s interns was able to play an instrumental role in the reform of the legislation, which led to Turkey's enactment of a new law on associations.
Other important tasks have included preparing a textbook on international civil society law, editing issues of the International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, preparing comments on impending draft legislation, organizing a conference in Mexico for university professors and study tours for foreign experts, and supporting staff with several grant-writing initiatives.
Interns should be enrolled in or have a degree from an accredited law school. Good research, writing, and analytical skills are particularly important qualifications for this position. The intern should also have demonstrable individual initiative and ability to work as part of a team. The intern must be located in the Washington D.C. area.
Students work full time during the summer (approximately late May through August). Start and end dates are flexible. In the past, many students have obtained public interest fellowships or credit for their internships at ICNL. If such support is unavailable, ICNL will offer a modest stipend to the intern.
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no longer than five pages) to email@example.com. Reference “Summer Intern 2013” in the subject line. Only finalists will be contacted – no telephone calls please. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2013, but we encourage early applications, as decisions will be made on a rolling basis. ICNL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.