Human Rights Watch Internships

Human Rights Watch Internships

Human Rights Watch offers academic semester and summer internships for undergraduate students in New York, London, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Brussels, and Berlin offices

Interns may be placed in one of the following regional or thematic programs at Human Rights Watch: Africa, the Americas (does not include US or Canada), Asia, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa, United States, Arms, Children’s Rights, Women’s Rights, HIV/AIDS & Human Rights, Business & Human Rights, Refugees, Emergency Response, Terrorism/Counterterrorism, International Justice, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Rights. Internships also are available with the Advocacy, Communications & Press, Development & Outreach, Legal & Policy, Human Resources and Finance & Administration departments as well as the International Film Festival.

Undergraduate internships are primarily administrative and clerical in nature, but other projects can be assigned as they arise and match the student’s interests and abilities, including research, drafting documents, translating, and helping researchers prepare for missions.



  • Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable, with a strong interest in international human rights.
  • Relevant coursework is highly desirable, and knowledge of foreign languages is a plus. Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, Internet applications) are required.

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For further details, and application materials, see: Human Rights Watch Internships.

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