About us

Human Rights Careers (HRC) was founded in 2015 with the goal to support human rights students, alumni, graduates and professionals in pursuing and developing their career in the highly competitive field of human rights. Our mission is to make human rights careers more accessible by providing information about online courses, entry level jobs, paid internships, masters degrees, scholarships and other career related information. 

What you will find on Human Rights Careers

  • We promote internships but only when they are paid.
  • We publish about online courses but predominantly about courses free to audit.
  • We promote scholarships and prioritize those open to international applicants.
  • We share information about master degrees and highlight scholarships and funded options.
  • We interview human rights employees to provide young professionals with career insights.
  • We hire human rights experts, practitioners and students to write articles about their area of expertise.

Today our platform reaches hundreds of thousands of readers with a constantly growing and highly engaged audience on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn). Among our clients are United Nations entities, non-governmental organizations and top universities.

About the Founder

Human Rights Careers was founded by Robert Fellner in 2015. Robert has ten years of working experience in human rights. From 2016 to 2020 he worked as Global Human Rights Education Technology Project Manager at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. He led Amnesty International’s global instructional design work delivering on educational experiences across various channels including Amnesty’s Human Rights Academy, edX and FutureLearn. Robert also worked as web content and social media manager at Amnesty Austria. Beside running Human Rights Careers, more recently Robert worked as temporary staff member, consultant and independent expert for international organizations such as ICMPD, UNITAR and OHCHR. Robert studied Human Rights and Literature in Vienna (Austria) and London (United Kingdom) and previously worked as lecturer at Ain Shams University and for the Austrian Ministry of Education. His work has taken Robert to Egypt, UK, Lebanon, India, Poland, Russia, Canada, South Africa and Spain.

Who runs Human Rights Careers

Human Rights Careers is currently led by Robert Fellner and run by several entry, mid-career and executive-level human rights professionals, practitioners, academics and freelancers. Our writers and interviewees include current and former employees of the United Nations, International Committee of the Red Cross, Amnesty International and other major human rights organizations around the world. All authors on human rights careers have academic and/or working experience in human rights or a closely related subject area.

Universities referencing Human Rights Careers on their websites

  • UN Volunteers, e-Campus
  • University of Oxford (USA), Career Center
  • New York University (USA), Wagner Institute
  • University of Geneva (Switzerland), Centre for Continuing and Distance Education
  • University of Michigan (USA), Michigan Law
  • Chapman University (USA), Wilkinson College
  • University of Ottawa (Canada), Human Rights Research and Education Centre
  • Saint Louis University Madrid (Spain), Career Resources
  • University of St. Andrews (Scotland), Careers Centre
  • George Washington University (USA), Career Exploration
  • Furman University (USA), Career Communities
  • Oregon Health & Science University (USA), Scholarships
  • Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada), Career pages


We are doing our best to keep the website and its contents accurate and up to date, however we cannot take any responsibility of unintended alternative or inaccurate information. We highly recommend to visit the official pages of the opportunities shared (where applicable) to receive the latest and most accurate information about any given item. HRC is an independent mission-driven social enterprise registered in Austria and not directly affiliated with any NGO, IO or the United Nations.