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Intern/volunteer (Teaching assistant)

From June-December 2011, in partnership with Arseh Sevom, HREA will be offering two e-learning courses for Iranian human rights defenders. For the facilitation of these courses HREA is looking for an intern/volunteer who is a native speaker of Farsi to assist the course instructor(s).

Responsibilities: The intern/volunteer would be responsible for:

  • assisting with preparation of syllabi for e-learning courses;
  • preparing and managing content of e-learning courses on HREA's learning management system (Moodle);
  • communicating with course instructor(s);
  • communicating with course participants (incl. technical support) and tracking their progress;
  • administering evaluations and follow-up surveys.

Knowledge/Skills: The following skills are necessary:

  • fluency in English and Farsi;
  • excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • ability to work well independently;
  • excellent judgement;
  • accuracy and eye for detail;
  • knowledge of learning management systems, particularly the Moodle e-learning platform;
  • interest in human rights in Iran and knowledge of human rights law.


Starting 15 May 2011 until 18 December 2011.

Hours required

Approximately 8 hours per week.

Support available

This internship is unpaid; however, a transportation subsidy is available if necessary. (We are based in in Central Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts and reachable by subway/commuter rail.) It is also possible to be a volunteer remotely.



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