Affect real change for survivors of sexual violence in the DRC

It’s our mission to support all survivors of sexual violence on their healing journey as we advocate to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

Want to join us? Explore the openings below.

Available Positions:

Advocacy Fellowship

Multimedia Event Planning Intern

Marketing & Communications Intern

 

Advocacy Fellowship

Panzi’s US office is based in Washington, DC, and focuses on fundraising and advocacy to support the work being implemented in DRC. We are currently seeking a fellow who is passionate about human rights and women’s rights and ending sexual violence in conflict, with academic or work experience in international and/or humanitarian law legal. You will play an integral role in our research and advocacy efforts to advance our policy agendas spanning a wide variety of topics, from transitional justice in the DRC to conflict minerals-related legislation. During the current public health crisis, this role will commence as a work from home position. You must have a computer and reliable internet connection in order to be considered for the position. Ideally, we are looking for candidates based in the Washington, DC area who will be able to work with our team in-person when the public health situation improves, but remote candidates are also encouraged to apply.

This is a competitive position: we are looking for a motivated and ambitious advocacy fellow for a part-time fellowship (3 days per week) for a period of 6 months.  This is a paid position.

Your tasks:

  • Research successful implementations of transitional justice mechanisms 
  • Liaise and network with organizations, professionals and/or government agencies who might be interested in engaging in transitional justice in the DRC
  • Lead and contribute to the development of a white paper and corresponding presentation materials (topic to be discussed during the interview process)
  • Draft proposals or letters of engagement on advocacy-related topics
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and skills:

  • High degree of personal integrity
  • Work experience or academic knowledge of international and/or humanitarian law, in particular international legal mechanisms for transitional justice
  • Strong writing skills in English, French proficiency preferred 
  • Sincere interest in the topic of women’s rights, international law, and DRC
  • Flexibility, independence, reliability and commitment to the goals of the foundation
  • Experience using applications such as Box, Notion, Slack and Canva is a plus 

Your benefits:

  • Expand your knowledge and expertise on conflict related sexual violence, specifically in the DRC
  • Work as a part of a passionate woman-led team
  • Experience working alongside an iconic Congolese-led institution
  • Support the work of Dr. Denis Mukwege, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and his life-saving team of Congolese experts in holistic care for survivors of sexual violence
  • Affect real change for victims of the decades of violence in DRC 

How to apply:

Please send your cover letter and your CV to Marissa Pledger: marissa@panzi.org.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis.


 

Multimedia Event Planning Intern

The Panzi Foundation is an non-governmental organization based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that provides survivors of sexual violence with access to holistic care that helps them transform from victims into survivors. We provide a wide range of services to survivors and other vulnerable members of the community across DRC. Panzi was founded by 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Denis Mukwege, an international women’s rights activist and renowned obstetrician-gynecologist specialized in the treatment of rape victims. We are immediately looking for an intern who is passionate about women’s rights and the power of art to drive change. You will play an integral role in designing and executing a number of campaigns and exhibitions in the US and Europe. This can include the curation of pieces, but also possibly the creation of pieces as well. During the current public health situation, this role will commence as a work from home position. During the current public health crisis, this role will commence as a work from home position. You must have a computer and reliable internet connection in order to be considered for the position. Ideally, we are looking for candidates based in the Washington, DC area who will be able to work with our team in-person when the public health situation improves, but remote candidates are also encouraged to apply. Some domestic travel may be required. This is a competitive position: we are looking for a motivated and ambitious person for a part-time internship for a period of 6 months.

Your tasks:

  • Identify and/or curate relevant art pieces or multimedia content
  • Research the specific context of sexual violence in DRC (primarily the linkages with mining)
  • Manage exhibition logistics (identifying appropriate spaces, printing of materials, planning exhibit schedule, marketing these events, etc.)
  • Assist in event planning tasks
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and skills:

  • High degree of personal integrity
  • Work experience, academic knowledge or personal interest in multimedia forms of art and advocacy
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Writing skills in English, French proficiency preferred
  • Sincere interest in the topic of women’s rights and DRC
  • Flexibility, independence, reliability and commitment to the goals of the foundation
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, iMovie, Box, Notion, Slack, or Canva are a plus

Your benefits:

  • Expand your knowledge and expertise on conflict related sexual violence, specifically in the DRC
  • Work as a part of a passionate woman-led team
  • Experience working alongside an iconic Congolese-led institution
  • Support the work of Dr. Denis Mukwege, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and his life-saving team of Congolese experts in holistic care for survivors of sexual violence
  • Implement your own ideas and creativity via multimedia exhibits that can affect real change for survivors of sexual violence and the Congo at large

How to apply:

Please send your cover letter and CV to Marissa Pledger: marissa@panzi.org. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Applicants must be enrolled in a University or Academic Institutions in the United States. This internship is unpaid and designed to be educational in nature; please consult your university regarding integrated coursework or receiving academic credit.


Marketing & Communications Intern

Background:

Panzi Hospital and Foundation was founded by 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Denis Mukwege in order to provide survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo with comprehensive medical and psychological care, as well as socioeconomic and legal support.

Panzi’s US office is based in Washington, DC, and focuses on fundraising and advocacy to support the work being implemented in DRC.

Job description:

  • Translating email communications from English to French
  • Translating statements, briefs, and other documents as needed
  • Aiding in the planning, coordination, and execution of email or social media campaigns
  • Other marketing-related duties as assigned

Experience and skills:

  • Native or fluent French speaker
  • Preferred experience with translations
  • Strong English writing skills and communications
  • Interest in the topic of human rights, women’s rights, and DRC
  • Attention to detail
  • Interest in social media marketing is a plus
  • Experience using online applications such as Box, Notion, Slack, and Canva is a plus
  • Preferred location in the Washington, DC area

Your benefits:

  • College credit, depending on arrangements with your academic institution
  • Expand your knowledge and expertise on conflict related sexual violence, specifically in the DRC
  • Work as a part of a passionate women-led team
  • Experience working alongside an iconic Congolese-led institution
  • Support the work of Dr. Denis Mukwege, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and his life-saving team of Congolese experts in holistic care for survivors of sexual violence
  • Affect real change for victims of the decades of violence in DRC

Commitment:

  • You are expected to dedicate 10-15 hours per week for a period of 6 months
  • You are expected to communicate with the Panzi team in timely manner.

US Applicants must be enrolled in a University or Academic Institutions in the United States. This internship is unpaid and designed to be educational in nature; please consult your university regarding integrated coursework or receiving academic credit. For applicants outside of the US, this is considered a volunteer role.

How to apply:

Job posting expires on January 25th. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to fill the position before the expiration of the deadline.

Please email your cover letter and your CV to Heather Martin at heather@panzi.org.