Intern with Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (“HRW”)  is seeking  an enthusiastic and qualified current law student, LL.M. student, or graduate student in a relevant field to intern in the Health and Human Rights division for the Spring 2017. Supervised by HRW staff, the intern will primarily work on research and advocacy projects related to health and human rights, with a specific focus on attacks on healthcare facilities, personnel, and transport. The internship may include:

  • Monitoring for attacks on healthcare through open-sources including news articles, social media, and UN and UN-affiliated press releases and meeting notes; and
  • Managing and maintaining database of qualitative data related to attacks on healthcare; and,
  • Assisting in drafting advocacy documents such as letters, op-eds, and submissions to the United Nations; and
  • Engaging in other research and advocacy efforts as the opportunity arises.

Internships are unpaid. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships 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, training, and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.

Qualifications: Candidates should be fluent in English, well-organized, self-motivated, analytical, strong writers, and good team players. Ideally, applicants should be available to intern from the New York office for a period of at least 10 weeks, for a minimum of 15 hours a week. Interest and/or experience in public health or international law is desirable. Language skills are a plus, particularly Arabic, French, and/or Russian. Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, internet applications) are required. The intern must be an enrolled student for the duration of the internship term.

Applicants who are offered an internship, but who are not US permanent residents, US citizens, or in possession of a valid student visa, must apply for a J-1 visa through a sponsoring organization. This process can take generic viagra online

How to Apply: Please apply through the HRW Hiring Portal at

Due to the large number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further.

Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

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 governments and international institutions.