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25 Jan 2023

Internship Government Liaison

Safe Place International – Posted by SafePlaceInternational Anywhere

Job Description

About The Role: The Government Liaison is responsible for reaching out to consulates and elected officials around the world to advance the interest of LGBTQIA+ and other doubly marginalized refugees in terms of immediate physical safety, core housing and food needs, asylum priority and general policy and advocacy concerns



  • Build and maintain positive and harmonious relationships with other relevant governmental bodies.
  • Compile and synthesize relevant policy changes, instructions, and governmental strategies and provide recommendations to adapt programming, inform advocacy efforts, and align proposal development processes with emerging governmental priorities.
  • Work with the Grants and Partnerships Coordinator, Program Coordinators, and Communications Team to identify government entities and government departments relevant to Safe Place International’s priority outcome areas and programs and identify strategies and priorities.
  • Assist in building and maintaining good relationships with governmental bodies and other influential partners.
  • Ensure quality information management through regular maintenance of documentation for new proposals, reporting, meeting summaries, etc.
  • Assist in preparing, reviewing, and documenting Memorandums of Understanding, Collaborative Agreements, with subsequent modifications as needed.
  • Develop engagement strategies for each of the relevant government entities.
  • Represent Safe Place International at virtual and in-person events as needed.
  • Utilize platforms adopted by SPI (e.g. Google Suite, Slack)
  • Help build a workplace culture that is anti-racist, inclusive, equitable, trauma-informed, and team member-centric.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Founder.

    What Else You Should Know:

    This role is a remote volunteer position. There is no fixed location requirement, but the Government Liaison must be available to meet and collaborate with team members located primarily in North America, Europe, and Africa.


    • Flexible schedule
    • Possibility to travel to attend conferences or meet with partners when budget allows.
    • Professional development opportunities or training that is within the scope of the position or agreed upon by the volunteer and the Executive Director.
    • Introduction to different world views, cultures, traditions and languages, both remotely and with travel opportunities.
    • Deeply meaningful work that provides a direct, authentic connection to the community we serve. 
    • Work alongside highly motivated and dedicated individuals who set out to change the world.

How to Apply

To Apply:  To apply, please send a CV and cover letter with position title in the subject line to Please include where you heard about this opportunity in your email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with review and interviews to begin immediately. 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Internship. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 31 days.

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