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Paid human rights internships to boost your CV


The internship which is named after Frontline Defenders’ former Head of research offers young professionals and students the opportunity to gain working experience in the office of Frontline Defenders (Dublin) and in the Office of the High Commissoneer of Human Rights (Geneva). Additionally the internship pays a fantastic salary of 1100-1400€ per month. The inters tasks may include to draft urgent apeals, support follow up on cases taken up by Frontline Defenders and drafting reports but may also include less exciting administrative tasks. The deadline each year is in October.

If you chose to get involved in human rights because you are passionate about freedom of media and expression, this RCFP internship is a great opportunity for you. Interns conducting the Freedom of Press Internship may receive college credit and a 2000$ stipend. Applications are welcome three times per year in January, August and October. The Reporters Committee provides its interns with regular opportunities to interact with working journalists, media lawyers and policymakers through seminars around Washington, D.C. Interns may also attend congressional hearings, hear arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court or other federal appellate courts, and visit newsrooms and government agencies where they can learn firsthand about free-press issues.

This internship is for everyone passionate about Gender Equality. It pays a salary of 10$ per hour. The program intern willhave the opportunity to gain significant hands-on experience in legislative and policy analysis and government relations, grassroots outreach, communications and website development, and administrative support. To be eligible to apply you must hold a bachelor’s degree.

ReThink Media is a renowed nonprofit organization with a focus on communications and media. One of their aims is to “strengthen the collaborative media and communications capacity of nonprofit think tanks, experts, and advocacy groups”. ReThink Media offers a range of internships in various fields such as data visualization, social media or media and communication. The opportunities are compensated with 10.50$ per hour.

The Equality Internship Programme is dedicated to people who define as disabled under the Equality Act 2010. The internship has a duration of a total of 13 weeks and will pay £7.85 per hour.

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