PEARL announces new Internship Program for Undergraduates
PEARL is accepting applications for a new internship program in advocacy open to five (5) North American undergraduate students, to assist in projects raising awareness about the genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Interns will engage in a wide range of advocacy elements with the media, political figures, and the broader public. PEARL interns will be incorporated seamlessly into ongoing projects, and lead innovative new projects from the ground up.
PEARL interns will receive substantial training and gain hands-on experience in advocacy, with potential for heightened responsibility as activity coordinators. The leadership and communication skills gained by interns will serve them well in any future endeavour, and tangible byproducts of the internship experience can be featured on resumes.
PEARL is one of the foremost advocacy organizations working to provide justice to Tamils in Sri Lanka. PEARL has organized rallies and lobby days in Washington DC, enabling Tamils in the Diaspora to serve as voices for the voiceless. One of PEARL’s notable successes was an advocacy campaign in early 2009 that mobilized Members of Congress and resulted in United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging Sri Lankan President Rajapakse to support a ceasefire. Members of PEARL fasted for nearly 2 weeks and inspired thousands of others to stand in solidarity with Tamil victims of war crimes and genocide.
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The mission of People for Equality and Relief in Lanka (PEARL) is to end the systemic human rights abuses against the Tamil population in Sri Lanka, and promote equality, rights and justice on the island. PEARL is 501(c)3 non-profit organization led by human rights activists concerned about the situation in Sri Lanka.