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.

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 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
 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  No  Rolling