United for Iran Seeking Paid Interns

Oct 19, 20150 comments

United for Iran is an independent nonprofit based in Berkeley, California working for civil liberties in Iran. We achieve our mission by improving human rights conditions, increasing the capacity of civil society, and engaging citizens through technology.

In 2014 we began developing mobile phone apps to enhance civic engagement and government transparency in Iran. In late 2015, we launched IranCubator, a two-year contest-focused project that leverages and builds the capacity of both civil society and developers. We are supporting the creation of mobile phone apps that directly empower Iranian citizens to connect, organize, share, and disseminate critical civil society information. Apps might range from documenting and reporting domestic abuse, to sharing information about wheelchair accessible locations in various cities, to games that teach about best water conservation practices.

We are looking for a few motivated and capable people to work with us in our new incubator. Please submit your resume and cover sheet to info@united4iran.org by October 30.


  • Recent graduate (not currently in school)

  • Enthusiastic

  • Positive attitude

  • Flexible

  • Good teamwork skills

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Fast learner

  • Excellent organizational skills


Technical Skills:

  • Microsoft Office (or equivalent Google products); comfortable with editing documents in Word, using spreadsheets, and creating presentations;

  • Familiarity with one or two major designing or photo editing applications; and

  • Excellent internet searching skills



  • Report writing;

  • Tracking oral and written communications with different groups with easily understandable and categorized spreadsheets;

  • Regularly checking in with different development teams about their progress, helping trouble-shoot challenges (or communicating those challenges to your supervisor), and addressing requests;

  • Setting up meetings, taking notes, and following up about the decisions made;

  • Managing relations with the project partners;

  • Installing and testing mobile applications and writing bug-reports;

  • Researching and preparing documents for different phases of the project;

  • Categorizing documents in the cloud;

  • Helping consultants prepare their invoices, and ensuring payments are received.


Location: Downtown Berkeley

Hours: 10-20 hours during regular business hours

Duration: 6 months with the possibility of hiring

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and skill level, ranging from $15 to $20 an hour

To Apply: Send your resume and cover letter to info@united4iran.org by 5:00 pm PST on October 30, 2015.