Job Description
Job Title Information Technology Intern/Volunteer
Job ID 541606
Begin Date 1/23/13
Duration 3 months
Location New York,  NY 10001
Other Location
Description Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington DC. We build respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.
 
Human Rights First is committed to recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting staff across all programs and departments from a diversity of backgrounds, including members of racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTI people, people with disabilities, people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, people of all nationalities, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We believe that a diverse staff and an inclusive work environment that welcomes a range of perspectives help make our advocacy work stronger and more effective.
 
Human Rights First values high quality work product, a collaborative and supportive work environment, respect for diverse viewpoints, creative approaches to problem solving, flexibility and adaptability of skills, accountability for results, and commitment to lasting change.

We’re looking for a talented IT Intern to work closely in our IT department (Information Services). As an IT Intern, you’ll work with our small team to help provide IT support to the New York office of Human Rights First. Enthusiasm for solving interesting and complex problems is a must. The candidate chosen for this role will build and strengthen a broad array of skills, including: analytical and problem solving skills, inventory and auditing skills as well as facility infrastructure management.
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Supporting IS in auditing hardware (desktops and laptops) and facility infrastructure
  • Troubleshooting issues with equipment like printers and computers
  • Run software updates on computers
  • Research technical issues or unusual bugs and bring them to resolution
  • Assist in recycling outdated equipment
  • Assist in reconciling IT inventory and updating inventory database
  • Help train users in the use of audio / visual equipment as well as software 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Associates degree or certification in Information Technology 
  • A+ certification (preferred not required)
SALARY:  Unpaid

START DATE:  Immediately

DAYS/HOURS/DURATION: Flexible 2/3 days per week, 10:00am-4:00pm

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  February 28, 2013. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

APPLICATION PROCESS: 
Please complete the online application found at our website www.humanrightsfirst.org under ABOUT US / JOB OPPORTUNITIES links. 

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·        Cover letter (secondary upload*)
 
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Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington DC. We build respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence. 
 
Human Rights First is committed to recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting staff across all programs and departments from a diversity of backgrounds, including members of racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTI people, people with disabilities, people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, people of all nationalities, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We believe that a diverse staff and an inclusive work environment that welcomes a range of perspectives help make our advocacy work stronger and more effective.                                         
www.HumanRightsFirst.org
 
 
Required Skills •Prior 1 – 2 years IT work or internship experience
•Approximately 12 - 18 hours per week commitment
•Excellent communication skills
•Demonstrated problem solving experience and trouble shooting skills
•Good judgment
•Excellent organizational skills and superior attention to detail and employee/customer service
•Detail-oriented with ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects
•Experience working and /or strong interest within non-profit sector
 
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