Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) offers internship opportunities in many of our global offices. Candidates may apply for the positions listed below based on their location, eligibility, and interest in the work of specific divisions and departments. Internship descriptions vary but may include desk research, drafting documents, assisting with event planning, helping researchers prepare for missions, monitoring human rights developments in various countries, data analysis, liaising with current and prospective donors, and engaging in advocacy efforts aimed at curtailing human rights violations.


Internships are generally unpaid. HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to human rights.


Location Internship type Position Description Semester
Berlin
Graduate
Undergraduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
Development and Outreach Division
Berlin Office
Summer/Autumn 2015
Apply by 5 July

Summer/Autumn 2015 View details
London
Graduate
Undergraduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
Development & Outreach Department
London Office
Autumn 2015
Apply Immediately

Fall 2015 View details
London
Graduate
Undergraduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
Africa Division
(Great Lakes Team)
London Office
Summer/Fall 2015
Apply Immediately

Summer/Fall 2015 View details
Los Angeles or San Francisco Graduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
US Program
Los Angeles or San Francisco Office
Fall 2015
Apply Immediately

Fall 2015 View details
New York Graduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
US Program – National Security 
New York Office
Fall 2015
Apply Immediately

Fall 2015 View details
New York
Graduate
Undergraduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
Development/Outreach Department
(Foundations Relations)
New York Office
Fall 2015
Apply Immediately

Fall 2015 View details
New York Graduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
US Program
New York Office
Fall 2015
Apply Immediately

Fall 2015 View details
New York Undergraduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
US Program
New York Office
Fall 2015
Apply Immediately

Fall 2015 View details
New York Undergraduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
Development/Outreach Department
(US Territory & Women's Rights)
New York Office
Fall 2015
Apply Immediately

Fall 2015 View details
New York
Graduate
Undergraduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
Multimedia Division
New York Office
Fall 2015
Apply Immediately

Fall 2015 View details
New York
Graduate
Undergraduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
Communications Division
New York Office
Fall 2015
Apply Immediately

Fall 2015 View details
New York Undergraduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
Development and Outreach Department
New York Office
Fall 2015
Apply Immediately

Fall 2015 View details
New York Graduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
Disability Rights Division
New York Office
Summer 2015
Apply Immediately

Summer 2015 View details
New York Graduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
Advocacy Division
New York Office
Fall 2015
Apply by July 24

Fall 2015 View details
New York
Graduate
Undergraduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
Women’s Rights Division
New York Office
Summer 2015
Application Deadline: June 30, 2015

Summer 2015 View details
New York or Washington, DC
Graduate
Undergraduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
Middle East and North Africa Division
New York or Washington, D.C. Office
Fall 2015
Apply Immediately

Fall 2015 View details
Sydney
Graduate
Undergraduate

VOLUNTEER OPENING
Development and Outreach
Sydney Office
Summer/Autumn 2015
Apply Immediately

Summer/Autumn 2015 View details
Tunis
Graduate
Undergraduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
Tunis Office
Summer 2015
Apply Immediately

Summer 2015 View details
Washington, DC
Graduate
Undergraduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
Operations Department
Washington, DC Office
Fall 2015
Apply Immediately

Fall 2015 View details
Washington, DC
Graduate
Undergraduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
US Program
Washington, DC Office
Fall 2015
Apply Immediately

Fall 2015 View details
Washington, DC
Graduate
Undergraduate

INTERNSHIP OPENING
Arms Division
Washington, DC Office
Fall 2015
Apply Immediately

Fall 2015 View details