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Internships: Global Access to Information Program

  • Global Access to Information interns facilitate programming currently in Bangladesh, Guatemala, and Liberia, to ensure that all citizens — including women and other marginalized populations — can enjoy their fundamental human right of access to information.

Access to information is a fundamental human right that serves as the cornerstone of good governance and democracy and is vital to meaningful citizen participation. The overall goal of the Global Access to Information (ATI) Progam is to transform lives through the right of access to information. The program works toward this goal by engaging innovative programming to assure that this important right reaches even the most disadvantaged populations, particularly women. Specific projects include:

  • Implementing unique programming to assess and overcome barriers women face in exercising their right to information in Bangladesh, Guatemala, and Liberia, with the potential of expanding work to the Middle East/North Africa region
  • Supporting national freedom of information efforts in Liberia
  • Advancing implementation of ATI legislation through the Center's own Implementation Assessment Tool around the globe, including Indonesia, Nigeria, and Uganda
  • Assisting the Organization of American States (OAS) with the OAS Fellowship on Open Government in the Americas
  • Serving as the civil society anchor of the Open Government Partnership's Access to Information Working Group
  • Contributing scholarship and serving as a resource on access to information for the global community of practice

Learn more about the Implementation Assessment Tool

Number of Interns per Semester: 2-3

Applicant Preferences:

  • Excellent written English skills
  • Background in political science, international studies/development, public administration, or law
  • Qualitative and/or quantitative research experience
  • Foreign language skills (particularly Spanish, French) desired, but not required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Typical Projects:

  • Conduct applied research to inform project development/implementation as directed
  • Monitor and report on select countries and regions
  • Assist with data collection, organization, and input as necessary
  • Contribute to websites, publications, and reports
  • Prepare briefing materials for meetings and trips
  • Serve as a rapporteur for meetings and conferences as applicable
  • Assist with logistical coordination of meetings, trips, and other events
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Deadline: June 15


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