The Museum of Memory and Human Rights
Santiago, Chile
  • The Museum of Memory and Human Rights
    , 2021

    These are two opportunities for  student volunteers.

    These are remote volunteer opportunities.

    The Museum of Memory and Human Rights is a space that seeks to contribute and promote the development of a human rights culture and democratic values, to become a shared ethical foundation for society. 
    This mission of the museum  is deployed in three main lines of action: 
    I. Give visibility to human rights violations committed by the Chilean state between 1973 to 1989; 
    II. Dignify the victims and their families, and 
    III. Encourage meditation and debate on the importance of respect and tolerance, so that these events are never ever repeated. The thematic-reflexive axes of the museum are Memory, Human Rights and Non-repetition (Never More - Nunca Más).

    Volunteer Responsibilities

    First position: Scholarly translator from Spanish to English. Translating at least 2 academic papers for peer-reviewed journals (from Spanish to English).  The supervisor will be the former AHDA fellow Beatriz Aguila Mussa.
     
    Second position: Capacity-building in education practitioner. The Education Department of the museum is planning a new Human Rights Education program called "Network of Peace, Human Rights, and no violence promoters" for high school students.
    The program is in its starting phase. The museum is looking for a volunteer who could create a manual of training for the promoters/advocates based on the Peace Culture project.  The student will be supervised by the museum employee Manuel Zuñiga. 
     
    Selection criteria: 
    • Student in humanities or social sciences, prefered;
    • Access to the  internet and availability to connect to  the museum staff on a regular basis;
    • Availability to commit for a period of 8 weeks, between June to August 2021;
    • Understand/speak /write in Spanish;
    • Experience/ studies/knowledge about the Latin American dictatorships (especially in Chile);
    • Experience designing and editing educational materials, preferred.

    Application Details

    To apply, students should email a cover letter and resume to ishr@columbia.edu with the subject line “SVP application - [Name of Organization].” Please specify which of the two opportunities listed here you are applying to. Please submit your application as soon as possible but no later than March 15, 2021. Please indicate the organization(s) that you are interested in working with, and the relevance of this work to your studies. Applications and interview results will then be sent to the hosting organizations, which may request interviews. Final decisions will be announced by end of May.