Position Title: End FGM/C Intern
Applications due January 20, 2017
Help address Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) with an award winning organization recognized by The White House, met President Obama and featured in The Huffington Post.
RAHMA Is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Washington, DC that addresses HIV/AIDS in faith communities through education, advocacy and empowerment.
Why the focus on FGM/C?
According to a study by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Women’s Health and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over a half million women and girls in the US are at risk or survivors of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).
How is RAHMA Addressing FGM/C?
RAHMA has partnered with The George Washington University (GWU), through a grant from HHS to address FGM/C in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, where over 51,000 women and girls are at risk. There is an intersection between HIV/AIDS and FGM/C, which allows RAHMA to stay inline with its mission.
RAHMA is seeking a highly-motivated individual to serve as the End FGM Intern for the 2017 Spring Semester. The End FGM intern will work at least 8 - 10 hours a week (with opportunities to work more and class credit can be arranged for students) and report to the Executive Director.
January 30th - April 28 (12 weeks)
Mondays: 12 pm - 3 pm
Wednesdays: 12 pm - 3 pm
Fridays: 12 pm - 4 pm
- Mondays: 12 pm - 5 pm OR Wednesdays: 12 pm - 5 pm
- Fridays: 11 am - 4 pm
Class credit can also be arranged upon request for students of colleges and universities.
This position will require some travel within DC, MD and Northern VA. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Outreach to at risk communities in the DC Metropolitan Area
Assist with interviewing women and girls who are at risk or survivors in the DC Metropolitan Area
Assist with compiling data
Attend meetings and liaison with our partner GWU
Engage with partners and community health organizations
Supervise volunteers related to the project
Other duties as needed
Familiarity with sub-Saharan African, Middle Eastern and/or South Asian cultures
Proficient in Microsoft word, excel and powerpoint
Strong organizational skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Detail-oriented, able to follow directions, and take initiative when needed
Outgoing and friendly personality, professional demeanor
Proficient in Urdu, French, Somali, Wolof, Arabic, or Amharic.
Other duties as assigned
Additional Skills Preferred but not required:
Familiar with Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media platforms
How to Apply
Please answer the following questions:
Why do you want to intern at RAHMA?
What experience do you hope to gain from this internship?
How do you hope to make a difference in the lives of those affected by FGM/C?
Send responses, cover letter and resume with confidence to Khadijah@haverahma.org. No phone calls please.
RAHMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. RAHMA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability and any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Applicants living with HIV and/or from communities disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS and/or FGM/C are strongly encouraged to apply.