4 Paid Human Rights Internship Programes That Are Available Annually



Reporters Committee For Freedom of Press Journalism Internship

The RCFP is an organization dedicated to ensuring that every journalist’s rights are protected and upheld. Each year they host interns and provide them with the tools they need to advance press freedom. These interns are aspiring journalists who are attending or have recently graduated from university in a related field. The internship takes place at their office in Washington, DC during either the fall, spring, or summer semester. The workload for this position is challenging but rewarding; it involves a large amount of research and writing, as well as other tasks as assigned. Interns may receive college credit, a stipend of two thousand dollars (2000$), or a combination of the two. The next application date is August 1, for the Fall semester. Following that, students may apply by October 31 for the spring semester and January 31 for the summer semester.

International Human Rights Internship with Human Dignity Trust

The goal that Human Dignity Trust strives to reach is the legalization of private, consensual homosexual sexual relations in all the countries of the world – as per the international human rights laws currently in existence. They don’t have the same structure to their internship program admission schedule that many organizations do. Instead, they accept applications on a rolling basis and hire as and when required. They also recruit one intern specifically for the summer in May/June. To apply candidates must have a Law degree, and it is highly recommended that they exhibit a strong background in research. Generally the Trust offers internship periods of around three months at their office in London, for up to two interns at a time. The Trust will offer the chosen applicants an hourly wage of £9.40 (or the equivalent London living wage at the time) for a twenty hour work week, as well as an allowance for lunch and travel within London. Applications may be submitted at any time.

Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program Internship

Many times throughout history the advancement of science and technology has come with a human cost. The SRHRL is an organization dedicated to the upholding of ethical values in the study of science by monitoring legal and human rights issues in the field. Interns for the program will be expected to perform all manner of tasks, from administrative to research oriented, over the course of ten to twelve weeks at their office in Washington, DC. The internship’s thirty-two hour work week is paid, though the rate is unspecified. The SRHL enthusiastically seek applications from all disciplines and areas of experience. The summer position was filled early this year, so the next application deadline is July 15, for the Fall semester. After that applications will be received until November 15 for the Spring semester, and March 15 for the Summer semester.

American Red Cross Internship Program

The ARC has quite a unique internship program. Not only do they offer a paid ten week internship during the summer at their Washington, DC, headquarters, but this offer is extended throughout their over five hundred offices throughout the US. All of these internships provide a wealth of knowledge and opportunity, and are even advertised to include social outings and functions. Their website hosts a variety of jobs postings from across the Red Cross community, and postings have been piling in since December 15 for the June 6 to August 12 internship season. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply, and can do so at any time.

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