Internships - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

Interns will be involved with general departmental activities including, but not limited to, coordinating visits and events with top Human Rights Watch researchers; writing correspondence; participating in advocacy efforts; database management; and executing other outreach initiatives.

Qualifications: Applicants must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student for the duration of the internship term. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in human rights. Availability for a minimum of two full days or three partial days per week and occasional night events is required. Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, Internet applications) are required. Experience with graphic and web design, event planning, and/or organizing is a plus.

How to Apply: Please apply immediately by sending a letter of interest, resume, names or letters of reference, and a brief, unedited writing sample to Please use “San Francisco Fall Internship” as the subject of your email. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further.

Further information is available here.