CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Hong Kong PR Fellowship: 2019-2020 Academic Year

October 2, 2019
Category: Recruitment

Justice Without Borders (JWB) is welcoming applications for the PR Fellowship Programme for the 2019-2020 academic year in our Hong Kong office. The Fellow will primarily assist with external relations. Projects will focus on liaisons with our partners (mainly NGOs and law firms), fundraising, social media management, writing and event planning.

The Fellow will have the opportunity to coordinate with partners across the region, including Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore, among others. We are a small regional organization with big impact, and aim to provide as much learning experience as possible.

Please note that the PR Fellowship is a professional engagement, and students will be treated as junior staff in the organization. Experience with migrant worker issues is a plus, but is not required. We are looking for students who are interested in our area of work, self-motivated, can work in a team, and are not afraid to take on new challenges outside of their comfort zone.

About Justice Without Borders

JWB is a regional non-profit organisation that supports migrant workers who have been victims of labour exploitation or human trafficking to seek fair compensation, even after they return home. With offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia, we connect clients with pro bono lawyers, and facilitate cross-border legal support to ensure access to justice for vulnerable migrant workers, wherever they are. 

In Hong Kong, with our pro bono lawyers’ support, we have recently secured a groundbreaking court decision allowing our client to attend Labour Tribunal proceedings through video conferencing facilities from abroad. The decision sets a precedent for migrant workers to access Hong Kong’s courts remotely from their home countries, making access to justice more readily available to them. We are continuing to develop strategic litigation that will enable more migrant workers to pursue cross-border legal claims from Indonesia and the Philippines.

Candidate Qualifications

Time commitment
The PR Fellowship spans the 2019-2020 academic year, commencing in September 2019. The time commitments required of PR Fellows for the duration of the Fellowship are as follows (Fellowship work shall be conducted at our JWB office in Sai Ying Pun).

  • September 2019 to May 2020 (Fall-Spring semester) [Mandatory]:
    • Part-time
    • 10 hours per week
    • Fellows are not expected to commit during exam periods
  • May 2020 to August 2020 (Summer) [Optional]:
    • Part-time
    • 10 hours per week
    • Fellows are not expected to commit during exam periods

If you have a time conflict but would still like to be considered for the PR Fellowship, please indicate your available dates and time commitment in your application.

Required 

  • Experience in or a student studying Mass Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or Marketing;
  • Cares about our cause;
  • Fluency in English with strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Able to understand our target audiences and develop relevant strategies and tactics;
  • Assist in building positive relationships with our partners and community;
  • Able to draft up PR plans on his/her own if necessary;
  • Create event materials and assist in managing events;
  • Basic graphic design skills and design sense;
  • Copywriting and story writing development;
  • Basic video production and photography skills or interest;
  • HKID holder who can volunteer in Hong Kong as this is an unpaid fellowship; and 
  • Has own laptop with Microsoft Office products, and ability to communicate via web applications (email, calendar) throughout the day.

We expect our fellow to work well in a team and to be professional, organised, and self-directed. 

Desirable but not required skills

  • Knowledge of web site and social media tools, including WordPress, Twitter, and Facebook; and 
  • Speaking, reading and writing ability in Bahasa Indonesia, Malay, or Tagalog.

To Apply

Please submit a 250-word statement of interest, a CV, a writing sample of no more than 5 pages, and a portfolio (if available) to David Ong at david@forjusticewithoutborders.org, Justine Lam at justine@forjusticewithoutborders.org, and Nanor Wong at nanor@forjusticewithoutborders.org. Please indicate your available time period for the Fellowship.

Applications are due by 31 October 2019. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Questions about the Fellowship? E-mail us. 

For more information, visit: 
Our website: www.forjusticewithoutborders.org; or
Our Facebook page www.facebook.com/forjusticewithoutborders