We are excited to announce openings for two internships: Communications Internship and Cotton Initiative Internship! Accepting applications for fall internships through September 21st.
Communications Internship - RSN
- The Communications Intern will have the opportunity to assist in supporting the work of the Cotton and Minerals Programs. Main assistance will be with updating RSN’s website, www.sourcingnetwork.org, which is set up in SquareSpace. The preferred candidate will know HTML and CSS. In addition, social media and database projects may include but not be limited to drafting blog posts and website content, populating media contacts in our database, increasing traffic to our twitter and facebook accounts, and researching related stories or corporate activities.
Cotton Initiative Internship - RSN
- The Cotton Program will have the opportunity to assist in engaging brands and retailers to address forced labor in their supply chains and to support the development of the Spinner Verification (SV) initiative. Each year, the Government of Uzbekistan orders over one million of its citizens to labor in the country’s cotton fields for three months, providing them little to no reimbursement for their work. In an effort to end this practice of systemic, government-led exploitation, over 175 of the world’s largest apparel brands and retailers have committed to avoiding Uzbek cotton. RSN requires a meticulous and enthusiastic intern to assist RNS’s Director in establishing the SV initiative, engaging brands, spinners, and other value chain actors to participate in the initiative and/or working group, publicizing the work through social media and RSN’s website, and supporting the logistics of the working group.
- There are many home goods and apparel brands that have not yet made a commitment not to source Uzbek cotton. Part of the responsibilities will be encouraging them to sign RSN’s Cotton Pledge to not support forced labor in Uzbek cotton fields.
- Additionally, there may be some support activities requested for RSN’s Minerals Program.
At RSN, we’re always looking for good people. For information on more opportunities at RSN, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.