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Spring 2018 Forced Marriage Initiative: Services and Policy Internships

tahirihjustice Tahirih Justice Center

Tahirih’s Forced Marriage Initiative (FMI) is a hybrid national services and policy program that strives to increase awareness about forced marriage in the United States and provide needed services to individuals at risk and survivors of forced marriage, as well as technical assistance to frontline advocates working on such cases. The FMI also administers a growing National Network to Prevent Forced Marriage, conducts extensive outreach and education to service providers, community advocates, government officials, and attorneys on the issue, and explores national policy solutions to this issue.

We are seeking two FMI interns to support our services activities and our policy initiatives, including our legislative reform campaign to end child marriage in the U.S. Interns may assist with monitoring news and national/international developments on the issue, organizing and hosting FMI related training and events, research and maintaining resources for service seekers, as well as assisting with administrative duties and providing general program support. As appropriate, FMI interns may also attend coalition or other advocacy meetings. The exact nature of the work that the intern would perform, and the level of responsibility the intern would be given, will reflect the level of education and experience of the intern, as well as the intern’s professional interests.


  • Enrollment in a relevant undergraduate or graduate program
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, and a sharp attention to detail
  • A strong work ethic, including the ability to work independently as well as the discernment to seek further guidance as needed


Tahirih’s Forced Marriage Initiative is currently accepting applications for Spring 2018. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a cover letter, short writing sample (1-3 pages, including an excerpt from a longer piece, is sufficient), resume, and a list of 3 references to


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