August 17, 2015

JOB OPPORTUNITY: NRCAT Human Rights Fellowship

The National Religious Campaign Against Torture seeks an individual to be the NRCAT Human Rights Fellow. This exciting new fellowship will involve full-time work for one academic year (October 2015-May 2016), and will involve working directly with NRCAT staff and interfaith partners, gaining first-hand knowledge of the education, organizing and communications work necessary for policy change and social transformation in an interfaith context.

The fellow's time will be primarily focused on NRCAT's U.S. Prisons program, building and supporting NRCAT's nationwide network of interfaith partners and community leaders, assisting with coordination, outreach and organizing efforts to amplify campaigns to support human rights and an end to torture. Additional responsibilities will include providing program and social media assistance in the overall work of the NRCAT office and staff.

We seek an individual who can make an eight month commitment to the fellowship, starting by October 2015, who can work from Washington, D.C., and who is committed to racial justice, human rights, and the leadership of those most impacted by mass incarceration.

Responsibilities: The Human Rights Fellow will report to the Director of U.S. Prisons Policy and Program and will assist in the tasks associated with building and supporting NRCAT's outreach and organizing efforts in national and state by state campaigns to support human rights and an end to torture. The Human Rights Fellow will serve as liaison to state organizing and campaign partners and will assist with communications, organizing, material development, and trainings for interfaith partners.

Qualifications: Successful candidates for the fellowship will have a commitment to NRCAT's mission, commitment to working in a diverse workplace and with multiple faith groups, proficiency in MS Office, strong social media skills, ability to learn quickly, and strong written and oral communication skills. Seminary or advanced religious training is preferred. Formerly incarcerated individuals encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter including details on availability for the NRCAT Human Rights Fellowship, resume, short writing sample and two references to If you have questions about the NRCAT Human Rights Fellowship, please call Ms. T.C. Morrow at 202-547-1920.

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