We The People is a global movement of citizens working to put the power back in people. Our mission is to give every single person the power to step up and speak out without having to be afraid. We conduct ground-breaking research, strengthen civil society, and are building an open blockchain platform that will give citizens the tools and resources to step up and be heard while remaining safe, secure, and, when needed, anonymous. Through our campaigns, training, services and ultimately our platform, we're adopting a different approach that will ensure everyone has hope.

Our interns don’t fetch coffee. We are now seeking dynamic, disruptive, and highly self-motivated individuals to join our internship programme. Our 12 week programme exposes interns to a broad and diverse range of topics and skills from fundraising to human rights research. Our interns are expected to take on responsibilities and make magic without extensive oversight. As an intern, you will be able to work on a specific area or several areas depending on your skill set. These positions are best suited for experienced individuals interested in gaining experience in a trailblazing, highly disruptive non-profit. Additionally, interns will attend meetings with staff and may have the opportunity to take advantage of exclusive training and briefings.

This is a full-time unpaid position subject to a probation period. While our internships are unpaid, you may be entitled to receive an allowance to facilitate your participation as an intern. For details, please see 'Access Allowance' on the application page. 

What's the role?

Based in Hong Kong, you will conduct a wide range of work, including fundraising, marketing, project management, design, research, report writing, event management, or communications work. You will primarily be responsible for helping managers reach broader goals while independently executing individual tasks in a timely manner. Additionally, you will liaise with various stakeholders, including state and non-state actors, coordinate partnerships, manage relevant events, and help with content management. You will utilise a range of online and offline channels, including social and print media, to meet your goals. You will also be a part of our Coordinated Growth Team, which ensures our financial and resource development. You should be able to demonstrate credibility with proven experience in similar roles and knowledge in project management and civic engagement issues. You will need to have great analytical skills and be able to maintain the highest standards while working under pressure.

We'll trust you to:

  • Assist with creating stunning marketing material and captivating content
  • Manage and send marketing campaigns
  • Edit, write, and source content for our blog
  • Review project data and research findings
  • Liaise with donors to help communicate updates and gather feedback
  • Keep our internal records clean and current
  • Help plan and organise our fun, savvy, and intelligent events
  • Come up with creative ways to tell our story to the world
  • Write reports, proposals, and project applications
  • Respond to queries from the media, public, and colleagues in the human rights community
  • Liaise effectively with our staff located in multiple locations throughout the world to ensure effective coordination and delivery of activities
  • Travel locally, as required
  • Work with our family of volunteers
  • Utilise a range of channels and tools to conduct and publish our research
  • Meet deadlines on time

You'll need to have:

  • Background in human rights research, academia, policy, law, sales, marketing, design, tech, growth, or related fields
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience
  • Digital engagement skills are essential
  • Excellent English (speaking, reading, and writing)
  • Strong team player and disciplined self-starters
  • Experience in working with event stakeholders
  • Highly proactive and confident attitude in approach and strategy
  • Solid track record of success in previous roles
  • Solid track record of time-management and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to be a part of a broader team as well as work independently and lead teams (when required)

We'd love to see:

  • Other language skills, especially Mandarin, Arabic, Russian, or Spanish
  • Design skills
  • Computer programming skills
  • Knowledge of blockchain
  • Experience working for other civil society groups
  • Startup experience
  • Immediate availability