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Summer Human Rights Internship Positions 2019

The Master of Human Rights and the Human Rights Program are sponsoring summer internship opportunities with top human rights organizations. Students pursuing a Master of Human Rights or a Human Rights Graduate Minor are eligible to apply.

Field of Internship: Internship is available for Master of Human Rights or a Human Rights Graduate Minor
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider:
Amnesty International USA and Refugees International
Internship can be taken in the
USA

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Eligibility:

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Competitive candidates for Amnesty International USA internships will be meticulously organized, have a demonstrated interest in human rights, and have proven research skills, especially the ability to conduct Congressional research.
  • Exceptional candidates will have experience with grassroots activism, a background in international law, human rights, refugee/asylum/immigration issues, gun violence issues, and/or experience working on human rights issues impacting a particular region (sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe, MENA, Americas).
  • Working proficiency in one or more regional languages is a plus.

Internship Open for International Students: Internship is available for students pursuing a Master of Human Rights or a Human Rights Graduate Minor.

Is this paid internship? This is an unpaid internship programme.

Internship Description:

Amnesty International USA is the United States section of Amnesty International, a global movement of over 7 million supporters in 150 countries around the world. Amnesty International is the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization. Amnesty International USA engages the United States public, media, and elected officials on human rights issues that impact people at home and around the world.

  • Amnesty International USA seeks three (3) interns for Summer 2019 to support its campaigns and advocacy work.
  • The campaigns which Amnesty seeks to supplement through the work of interns include: i) Protecting the rights of refugees and asylum-seekers, and ii) Ending gun violence.
  • Amnesty International USA engages Congress on a number of regional and thematic human rights issues.

Refugees International (RI) advocates for lifesaving protection and assistance for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. This intern will be based at the RI headquarters in Washington D.C. and work with RI staff and leadership on a variety of projects. These may include; conducting research on focus countries; assisting in the creation and editing of research reports; and work with the Communications Department to promote RI through website development, media relations, and promotion of publications.

Number of awards offered: Numbers not given

Internship Duration:

With Amnesty International USA and Refugees International (RI), Master of Human Rights and the Human Rights Program are sponsoring summer internship opportunities for students who are pursuing a degree as a Master of Human Rights or a Human Rights Graduate Minor. Amnesty International USA holds interns to professional standards. Summer 2019 interns are expected to work from one of Amnesty International USA’s offices in Washington, D.C.

Notification: Numbers not given

How to Apply:

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to [email protected]

  • If you are awarded the internship placement the Master of Human Rights staff and faculty will work with you to find funding for your placement.
  • If you intend to apply for more than one of these opportunities please write a cover letter for each position and indicate in your email which is your preferred placement.

Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is January 15, 2019.

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