HRIC's internships offer direct, in-depth exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization. Interns are an integral part of the culture and work of our organization and have the opportunity to participate in HRIC's media and presswork, advocacy projects, research, and briefings.
Projects that interns have worked on in the past include news/social media tracking and analysis; research on key laws and social issues; drafting, copyediting, and translating advocacy materials and press/media work; and helping prepare for workshops and other events.
Applicants should enjoy working in a friendly and casual office environment that requires the highest professional standards and ethics. For internships during the academic year, applicants are expected to make a commitment of at least 8 hours per week for the duration of the semester. For summer internships, applicants are expected to make a full-time commitment (approximately 40 hours per week), for a minimum of 10-12 weeks during the summer. Interns receive a modest lunch/travel stipend. Depending upon the requirements of the intern's home institution, academic credit for the internship may be arranged.
Interns provide critical support for HRIC program work and usually split their time between administrative work, research projects—including backgrounders and in-house memos, press and media support, and translations.
Under the supervision of HRIC lawyers, interns work on projects that require a combination of legal research and analysis. Legal interns produce varied products, such as memos, case submissions, and press releases for a wide-range of audiences.
Please mail in a cover letter, a resume including relevant coursework, and a brief writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indicate which internship you are applying for in the e-mail subject line.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
All inquiries should be submitted via e-mail. No calls, please.