Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is a global network of civil society organizations united in their call for an open and accountable extractive sector, so that oil, gas and mining revenues improve the lives of women, men and youth in resource-rich countries.
The PWYP-US coalition consists of 40 different organizations, including a range of faith-based, humanitarian, anti-corruption and tax-justice groups. Our work focuses on combating the corrupt influence of the fossil fuel and mining industries, advocating for a transparent transition from fossil fuels that is guided by equity, justice, and accountability and working to support the rights of activists and frontline communities impacted by extraction.
PWYP-US is seeking an intern for the Fall 2022 semester. Internships are geared towards students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree with an interest in transparency, accountability and good governance issues related to natural resources and climate justice.
The ideal candidate will also be a disciplined self-starter with a positive attitude who can demonstrate all of the following:
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong analytical and research skills
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Experience or interest in carrying out advocacy campaigns
Any experience with governance of the mining, oil, and gas sectors; transparency and anticorruption efforts; climate and energy transition issues; and/or tax justice would be a plus.
Although each internship is different and tailored to the skills of the intern and needs of the coalition, participants may be tasked with some or all of the following responsibilities:
- Administrative duties such as note-taking, updating the website or other tasks as needed
- Drafting and editing public-facing advocacy materials, including social media content
- Attending (virtually or potentially in-person) and sharing notes from relevant events such as Congressional hearings, policy discussions or forums
- Supporting the PWYP-US Director and relevant coalition Working Groups in carrying out advocacy campaign objectives
- Assisting with research projects focusing on corruption in the oil, gas and mining sector, or other related issues
- Liaising with and coordinating coalition members in their advocacy
This internship will be a remote position and candidates must have access to a computer, reliable internet and a telephone. The selected candidate will work closely with the PWYP-US Director, members of the coalition and will have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge of the inner workings of an extensive NGO coalition and the fight for good governance in the mining, oil, and gas sectors.
This is a paid internship and the selected candidate will be compensated hourly at a rate of $15 per hour, to the extent consistent with academic program rules and requirements. Eligibility to work in the US is required. The internship is expected to begin in September 2022 with a regular weekly commitment of 10 to 25 hours per week. There is flexibility around the start and end dates of the internship.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
There is a rolling deadline for this internship, but we are looking to fill the position as soon as possible.