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