Physicians for Human Rights is announcing new volunteer leadership opportunities within its national Student Program for the 09-10 academic year. Application deadline is Friday, May 8th, so get them in soon!
Training and Education Coordinator
The Training and Education Coordinators will be a leading student voice, ensuring we provide engaging and effective training to cultivate students’ unique contributions as health and human rights advocates. The coordinator will work with the National Office to create and help run an engaging, effective Regional Advocacy Institute and support the regional community that develops from the Institute. There will also be opportunities to provide support to student chapters in the region who wish to organize campus or area-wide trainings. The Training and Education Coordinator will also have the opportunity to lead a training session at our 2010 National Conference.
> Training and Education Coordinator Application
Regional Student Chapter Mentor
The Regional Student Chapter Mentor provides peer-based support, advising student chapter leaders in their chapter development and organizing. Mentors will be the a critical source of community support for the student chapters, and will maintain communication with the Student Program staff. Mentors will provide personal advice and problem-solving assistance to ensure the chapters feel connected, supported, and appreciated by their peers, and serve as a conduit for regional resources. Mentors will be picked for their experience in chapter organizing and their passion for developing a peer-based network.
> Regional Student Chapter Mentor Application
Rapid Response Action Coordinators
The Rapid Response Action Coordinators will assist the student program with implementing campaign strategies and tactics to advance PHR’s Policy goals in the areas of Custody, Conflict and the Right to Health. They will work with the student program staff to develop advocacy opportunities for students, develop educational materials, and participate in outreach to student chapters. Examples of rapid response actions include, but are not limited to: National Call-in Days, meetings with members of Congress and other policy makers, submitting letters to the Editor, petition and postcard drives, rallies and demonstrations, photo-solidarity actions, social media advocacy (facebook/youtube/blogging), and more. Prior advocacy experience is preferred but not required.
> Rapid Response Action Coordinator Application
Email CVs and completed applications to dfox[at]phrusa[dot]org. If you have any questions about these opportunities or the application process, contact Danielle.