Other Human Rights Internships

Trinity students interested in a human rights summer internship are encouraged to explore the following sites.  Interested students should consult with the Program’s Director, Prof. Sonia Cardenas, for assistance in preparing applications and information about other internship possibilities—in the US or abroad.











Advocates for Children of New York


Equal access to quality education in NYC public schools  
 New York City  No  Late March

American Association for the Advancement of Science

International organization advancing science with program areas in
 Washington, DC   No  Rolling
Amnesty International

Major international human rights organization


 Multiple Locations   No  Early Spring

Boston Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights

Researches gender and security in armed conflicts
 Boston  No  Rolling

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor/U.S. State Department

Government agency coordinating US policy on human rights
 Washington, DC  No  November 1, for following summer
The Carter Center

Promotes human rights globally (only open to juniors and seniors)


 Atlanta, Georgia   No  March 1

Eco Community Internship Program/EPA Office of Environmental Justice


Environmental protection at the grassroots level


 Multiple  Yes  March

Everett Public Services Summer Internship Program


Competitive funding for numerous internships, including Human Rights Watch and Human Rights First


 Multiple, especially New York City and Washington, DC
 Yes  March 14

Human Rights Campaign


LGBT equal rights
 Washington, DC  Yes

 Rolling (May-August), but early application recommended


Human Rights First

International advocates for human rights and the rule of law
 New York City or Washington, DC

 No, but funding available through Everett Program (see above)


 March 2
Human Rights Watch

Largest human rights organization in the US (primarily clerical/administrative)


 New York City or Washington, DC

 No, but funding available through Everett Program (see above)


 Open, but begin process in early spring

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights


Leading inter-governmental human rights body

 Washington, DC  No  April 15

International Center for Transitional Justice

Organization assisting countries with human rights accountability
 New York City

 No (stipend for transportation expenses)


 March 5

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Anti-discrimination organization
 New York City  Reimbursement for local travel and food

International Rescue Committee


Advocacy organization for refugees, displaced persons, and victims of conflict


 Boston  No  Open

Lawyers Without Borders


Legal projects worldwide to improve human rights and rule of law


 Hartford  No  Rolling



International women’s/human rights organization


 New York City  No  March 15

Physicians for Human Rights


Major organization of health professionals promoting human rights


 Boston or Washington, DC  No  Open

Polaris Project Fellowship Program


Combats human trafficking and modern-day slavery


 Washington, DC  No  Rolling

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

National museum dedicated to remembrance of the Holocaust
 Washington, DC  No  March 15

Washington Office on Latin America


Human rights and social justice in Latin America and the Caribbean


 Washington, DC  No  March 15



Children and armed conflict


 New York City  No  Rolling



Uses video and online technologies to combat human rights abuses


 Brooklyn  No  Rolling