Communications Intern at Center for Reproductive Rights, Nepal Office

Job Title: Communications Intern at Center for Reproductive Rights, Nepal Office

Department: Global Legal Program (GLP) 

Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity.  Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all govern around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.  Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 150 diverse professionals.  Its annual operating budget is approximately $29 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.

The Center’s game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage.  It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women’s rights advocates in more than 55 countries.

Internship Summary: The Center’s Global Legal Program (GLP) Asia team is looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful and highly organized intern with a commitment to promoting and protecting reproductive rights issues by engaging in a variety of communications, advocacy and media engagement projects. Besides working on different research projects, our internship program will provide the successful candidate with experience on: engaging with experts in the field; producing opinion and research articles on the issues of women's reproductive health rights; helping organize and participate in meetings and events; and networking with other likeminded organizations. 

The internship will be for a period of 6 months starting in January 2018 with a minimum commitment of at least 20 hours per week. A stipend shall be provided.  


  • Under the guidance of the Communications Coordinator, Asia, the intern will undertake the following key responsibilities:
  • Documenting and monitoring trends, and media coverage analysis on reproductive health rights the issues in the Asia region on a daily basis;
  • Maintaining and updating press lists;
  • Conducting research as needed;
  • Fact checking as needed for various projects;
  • Supporting the drafting of research and opinion articles on the issues of reproductive health rights;


  • Currently enrolled in Bachelor's Degree final year with Mass Communications or Media Studies as major, or recent graduate with Mass Communications or Media Studies as major; 
  • Skills in Microsoft Office programs, including Excel;
  • Experience with social media;
  • Fluency in Nepali and English language; Knowledge of other languages used in the region will be an advantage;
  • Strong legal research, writing and analytical skills;  
  • Demonstrated interest in women’s rights, especially reproductive rights will be an asset;
  • Positive attitude, flexibility and willingness to learn; 
  • Leadership experience;
  • Exceptional online research skills;
  • Experience in photography, and/or graphic design a plus; and
  • Must be a Nepali citizen enrolled in or graduated from a Nepali University.

How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply.

A cover letter, résumé, and short writing samples (in English and Nepali languages), should be attached with your application in order to be considered. Kindly include a photocopy of your transcript from your recent degree and provide the contact information for two local references. Include application materials as separate attachments.

Your cover letter should explain why you are interested in the position, how you think you can contribute to the Center’s work in Nepal and how you plan to utilize the experience gained at the Center in your future work.

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Center’s work from our website before submitting your application. 

Mailing address: 

Intern at Center for Reproductive Rights Nepal Office, 2017
Center for Reproductive Rights
First floor - Kalika Tower, In front of Russian Embassy
Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal 

Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they come in and we will not hold the position open for any specific time period. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by January 7, 2018.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply. On selection, interns will be hired after a background check that is conducted as per the Center’s policy.

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