We work at the grassroots level throughout the Muslim World to counter violent extremism before it takes hold, to promote tolerance and understanding, and to foster better relations with the United States.
This summer, unofficial ambassadors who volunteer in Tajikistan will have the opportunity to intern for the Civil Internet Policy Initiative (CIPI).Established in 2003, CIPI promotes free and open Internet access in Tajikistan in partnership with government organizations and local stakeholders with support from the Open Society Institute (OSI) and Internews Network. In addition to its Internet freedom programs, CIPI offers computer skills classes in English, which 90 students between the ages of 14-21 are presently attending. CIPI is also the organizer of the Social Innovation Camp, funded by OSI, which begins in late June. Young people from all over Tajikistan who have ideas about how to apply IT to meet critical social needs submit applications to attend the camp.
CIPI is seeking unofficial ambassadors to work in its Dushanbe offices on ongoing internet projects. Internship placements include:
A communications intern to write and edit English language website content about CIPI and assist outreach efforts to potential English-speaking partners
An unofficial ambassador to research and draft proposals in English for project funding
Preferred Qualifications: Service interns with experience or training in writing, research, public communications or proposal development are preferred for these placements. Applicants with experience or a demonstrated interest in computers, the Internet or civil rights, are also desired.