Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking

Summer 2017

Position: Nonprofit Management Intern
Student: Humanities Honors and Rhetoric and Writing Senior

The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT) is a research based nonprofit organization in Denver, Colorado, who’s vision is “to end human trafficking.” LCHT aims to have an interdisciplinary approach and welcomes all majors to participate in their Leadership Development Program (internship). They encourage anyone with “lived experiences" to bring their unique insight to the internship. This means LCHT values the opinions of anyone who has or currently is part of a marginalized community, those that have experienced violence, homelessness, trafficking, etc., and anyone that can respectfully work in a field dealing with these sensitive issues. Due to the fact that LCHT strongly believes in human rights and feminist goals and is attempting to change the subordination of women to men while challenging the binary definition of women by actively fighting for those that are in subordinate groups, this internship is only appropriate for those that actively hold these ideals.

During the summer LCHT requires a minimum of 150 unpaid hours. LCHT has four different internship paths to take: Community Outreach, Nonprofit Management, Development and Communications, and Research. LCHT is a three person staff so you have to be comfortable working closely and getting real hands on experience. This is not a “get coffee” internship, you will be actively participating in LCHT’s work. Due to there being a lot of overlap between each track, your current skills or those that you wish to develop, and the needs of LCHT the work will include a mixture of research, assisting with grants, donor relations, interaction with the executive board, attending trainings, attending meetings between staff and local agents, general financial reporting, blog writing, etc. There are many important tasks that LCHT will ask you to participate in and as long as you do so well and by deadlines they are flexible with your personal needs. LCHT is an excellent internship for those interested in human rights and nonprofit work.

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