The Colibrí Center for Human Rights promotes healing and change by working with families of disappeared migrants to identify and honor those who have lost their lives on the U.S.-Mexico border. Colibrí works in solidarity with families of the disappeared to find truth and justice through forensic science. Colibrí bears witness to this unjust loss of life, accompanying families in their search and holding space for families to build community, share stories, and raise consciousness about this
human rights crisis.
Through our Missing Migrant Project and DNA Program , we work with medical examiners to compare information families provide about the missing as well as DNA samples with unidentified remains recovered along the border in the hopes of giving families the answers they so deserve. Beyond our forensic work, we create supportive spaces and advocate for change through the Family Network , a network of mutual support and solidarity among families and friends of missing migrants across the Americas. The Family Network was born out of families’ expressed desire to connect with others that are experiencing the same form of ambiguous loss, given the feeling of isolation that comes with having a missing loved one on the border.
At least 3 weeks before the enrollment term.
Internship Description: Unpaid
Descriptions are subject to change based on programmatic needs. Please visit https://colibricenter.org/about/careers for up to date information.
Purpose of the Internship
Colibrí has hosted an internship program since it was founded in 2013. We are excited to welcome a new cohort of interns for Fall 2020. We seek to match interns with program areas based on particular skill sets and programmatic needs, ranging from graphic design to social media communications, from forensic science to supporting the work of the Family Network. The exact position description and scope of work will be articulated jointly by the intern and their supervisor at Colibrí.
Agency Minimum Qualifications
Colibrí is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA+ applicants.
Individuals with personal immigration stories are strongly encouraged to apply, as are those with advanced proficiency in Spanish and/or indigenous languages from Mexico and Central America.
Contact person: Gia Del Pino , Program and Data Associate