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Internship Program

Who We are Looking For: An internship with the U.S. Campaign for Burma is ideal for students interested in human rights, grassroots organizing, non-violent political movements, congressional advocacy, democratization, mechanisms for international justice, new media and technology, non-profit operations, Southeast Asia and/or Burma.

Interns must work a minimum of 20 hours per week. All internships are unpaid. Internships are open to upperclassmen, recent grads and graduate students. Internships are approximately 70% substantive work and 30% clerical work, with administrative duties as assigned. Generally interns will work with our small staff on a wide range of research, press monitoring, blog writing, social media, and database/website management tasks. Interns will have the opportunity to attend lectures and events relating to USCB's work, and interact with international and domestic NGOs/civil society organizations. We welcome students seeking academic credit for internships.

The application period for Summer 2014 internships is now closed. Please check back soon for the Fall 2014 deadline. 

How to apply: To apply, please email a resume, cover letter and a brief writing sample (1-3 pages) to Rachel Wagley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . In your cover letter, please explain why you want to work for USCB, why you are particularly well suited for this internship, and your availability (days of the week and hours you are available).

What Our Previous Interns Have to Say About Their Experience

Do you want to feel excited about going to work? Do you want to feel as if you are working towards a meaningful cause?
If so, read "3 Reasons Why I Loved My USCB Internship"

1. Your work helps improve the lives of others

You can learn research, writing, or communication skills at any average joe internship. However, I found that using these same skills to help improve the grave injustices of human rights abuses in Burma was incredibly meaningful and fulfilling.

Some intern projects I worked on included:

2. Vast opportunities for creativity 

The smaller work environment gives USCB interns more responsibility and opportunity to enhance USCB's work. Through working on USCB's blog, social media posts, or other communications projects, I enjoyed brainstorming and completing projects of how to get more people interested or even concerned about the struggle for human rights and democracy in Burma.

3. The A List Team - Each person who is a part of USCB's staff has a rich and interesting story about their human rights career. I enjoyed working with them because of their strong passion for improving the lives of others and selfless dedication of their time and energy to fight against the systemic injustices in Burmese society.

- Kirsten, UC Berkeley

Working for US Campaign for Burma isn't your stereotypical internship: stuck in a cubicle, doing coffee runs, faxing, etc.  You're treated as a capable member of a team together with the core staff members.  I had the flexibility to pursue my own projects and contribute my ideas to campaigns i.e. blogging, gathering reports for the interactive conflict map, compiling a daily news brief, etc.  You’ll find yourself becoming more knowledgeable about Burma-related issues from a grassroots up to the international level.  

Every effort you make to reach out to another person to tell them a few things about Burma is actually another mind that becomes aware that Burma needs to change.  Whether its a sign of solidarity or a tangible action, these things can influence the attitude of the public and policymakers towards Burma.  For example, I spent time working on a petition telling the State Department that investment in Burma would perpetuate violence and corruption in its military state-dominated economy.  We received over 126,000 signatures and got a State representative to acknowledge our message.  Even more than that, we were able to enlighten and gain the support of those 126,000+ people as well as increase visibility through media coverage.

- Christine, American University

Impacting change across the globe is a difficult task, but it is one I am honored to have been a part of during my time interning with USCB. As just a college student, I was able to help push a piece of legislation through Congress that could potentially save thousands of lives. This piece of legislation, S.J.Res. 43, prevents the United States from importing goods from Burma, which could save thousands of people from facing human rights abuses such as forced migration, forced labor, rape, and violence. When thinking about what one can do for a summer, very few people will get the opportunity to make this kind of impact on this big a stage. Interning with USCB is an opportunity I feel very fortunate to have had and is one that I would highly recommend to all those who seek to make a difference. 

- Andrew, Syracuse University