Human Rights First Internship Opportunity: Unpaid

Human Rights First Internship Opportunity: Unpaid

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: Remote

Sector: Public Policy

Start Date: January 21, 2021

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: 15 hours per week minimum

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: December 4, 2020

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they fail, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, we work where we can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms.

Brief Description of the Intern's role or key qualifications:

  • Fluency in a second language (preference will be given to Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin and Russian speakers);
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent research skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • As the program deals daily with indigent asylum seekers who are often survivors of torture, it is important that the intern be comfortable speaking and listening during times of emotional crises;
  • Background in human rights;
  • Initiative and enthusiasm.

How to apply: Visit Candidates are required to include a resume, cover letter, and writing sample.

This is an unpaid internship from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.