Other Human Rights Internships

Organization

Description

Location

Paid?

Deadline

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

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, GA

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, esp. NYC 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

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

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

No, reimbursement for local travel and food 

Rolling

 

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

Madre

 

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

Watchlist

Children and armed conflict

New York City

No

Rolling 

WITNESS

Uses video and online technologies to combat human rights abuses

Brooklyn, NY

No
 

Rolling