Paid Human Rights Internships

Reporters Commitee Freedom of Press Internship
Freedom of Media/Press | United States

The Reporters Committee fights for freedom of the press around the world and accepts applicants for fall, spring and summer internships at their offices in Washington, D.C. Interns work primarily on the digital magazine and website for the organization. Students with background in journalism and those who recently graduated with journalism degrees are welcome to apply.

Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program
Human Rights Law, Technology / Science | United States

The Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program fights for more ethical scientific and technological research and development to protect human rights around the world. Ten to twelve week internships are offered by the group and involve 32 hours of work per week. Interns assist with projects, research and proposals and are paid for their work.

Human Dignity Trust
Gender / LGBTIQA | United Kingdom

The Human Dignity Trust, a group that fights for gender and LGBTIQA rights, offers internships for individuals with a law degree or a degree in a similar field. Interns are responsible for conducting research on subjects of interest to current projects of the organization. Most internships are for 3 months and are paid positions.

Heinrich Böll Foundation North America
Climate Change / Environment | United States

The Heinrich Boell Foundation offers internship positions for students who are either enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program or have recently graduated. Internships are full-time positions that last for 3 to 6 months. Students perform administrative tasks for the human rights organization and complete a policy paper and write editorials as a part of the experience.

American Red Cross Internships
Health / Reproductive Rights | United States

The Red Cross offers a year-round internship program that allows students to gain experience supporting the organization’s humanitarian work. Interns are accepted at the Washington, D.C., office and at the regional offices around the United States. As interns, students have the opportunity to attend seminars and career development workshops while gaining real working experience.

Non-Discrimination | United States

Demos is a non-profit organization with a mission to make the United States a true democracy where all people are equal. Throughout the year, the organization will advertise positions for interns as needed to support their various projects. The specific duties of interns and the requirements to be considered for posts vary.

MADRE Internships
Gender / LGBTIQA, Health / Reproductive Rights | United States

MADRE is a non-profit organization that fights for human rights, women’s rights, LGBTIQA rights, reproductive rights and healthcare rights for all people. To support their work, the organization offers internships on an as-needed basis. Each internship is different with the job duties, requirements, length of time and qualifications determined on a case-by-case basis.

Equality Internship Programme
Various, Disability / Diversity | United Kingdom

The Equality Internship Programme is a unique internship opportunity for individuals who have a physical or mental disability and are unemployed or under-employed. Offered with assistance from Inclusion Scotland, the program allows qualified individuals to receive a fair rate of pay in a short-term job placement that builds skills and a resume to help interns qualify for permanent employment in the future.

FIRE – Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (Legal Interns)
Freedom of Media/Press | United States