IIHA Project Research Coordinator Internship

Project Research Coordinator Intern

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Christian Clark, a new Senior fellow at Fordham’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), is seeking an experienced student Project Research Coordinator Intern. The intern will support the research activities of a ground- breaking human rights/social activist initiative to be launched in 2024 with the support of IIHA.

The Graphix Project will allow human rights and social activists, high school students and other youth demographics globally to connect, plan and learn from each other. Breaking the mold of human rights education, the cartoon-based project will develop a targeted activist toolkit and grade appropriate curriculum, as well as graphic history books, comics, animation, podcasts, and online platforms for engagement and activation.

In 2021 a global online survey was conducted with Amnesty International and shared with more than 200 human rights and social justice organizations globally. The survey results were then fed into an in-depth Yale led focus group program. Fordham’s IIHA is now supporting the finalization and launch of the project with a special research initiative looking at social change agents in both complex emergencies and natural disasters.


  • Assist in project development, research and writing, and other tasks
  • Research potential project partners and new initiatives
  • Help leadership and project stakeholders define scope, goals, and deliverables
  • Analyze focus group and interview research to identify key themes and participate in planning strategies for feedback implementation


  • Exceptional undergraduates and graduate students encouraged to apply
  • Experience in management, research, and development desired
  • Strong written, presentation, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Past experience with research studies in marketing, product evaluation, psychology, or similar is a plus, but not required
  • Language skills are a plus, but not required


This is currently an unpaid internship.

Application Requirements

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected].