Human Rights Law Group
1200 18th Street NW
Washington DC 20036
Tel: (202) 822-4600
Language: Fluency in one other language a plus but not necessary
The International Human Rights Law Group is a non-profit organization engaged
in advocacy, strategic human rights lawyering and training around the world.
Their mission is to empower local advocates to expand the scope of human rights
protections and to promote broad participation in building human rights standards
and procedures at the national, regional and international levels. Drawing on
our in-country presence, we bring the voices of local activists to the attention
of the international human rights community to integrate those voices into foreign
policy discussions and actions, particularly in the United States and at the
United Nations. Offices exist in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Morocco.
The International Human Rights Law Group offers undergraduate, legal and other
graduate internships. During fall and spring, part-time internships (16 hours
per week) are available. Summer internships are full-time and run for ten weeks.
Although internships are unpaid, they may be taken for academic credit depending
on school policies. We are looking for students with a demonstrated commitment
to human rights and international law. Excellent writing and research skills
are a must. Fluency or working knowledge of other languages would be a plus.
Applicants for legal internships must have completed at least three semesters
of law school. Deadlines are as follows:
summer internships = March 31;
internships = August 31;
spring internships = December 31.
include a cover letter, resume, writing samples and three letters of recommendation.
Chicago, IL 60680-6508
Tel: (773) 277-0253
Language: Depends on placement but probably Spanish
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) offers an organized, nonviolent alternative
to war and other forms of lethal inter-group conflict. CPT provides organizational
support to persons committed to faith-based nonviolent alternatives in situations
where lethal conflict is an immediate reality or is supported by public policy.
The Peace Churches have brought an important gift to the table; namely, the
absolute refusal to kill in situations of conflict. CPT currently has programs
in Afghanistan, Canada, Colombia, Hebron, Mexico, Puerto Rico, USA, United Kingdom.
Volunteers serve on a team that is devoted to human rights monitoring and violence
reduction work. Due to the difficult work, there is an intensive four-week training
program required. Thus, only long-term and committed people are encouraged to
apply. There is no set application procedure and those interested should contact
the organization directly.
Partners for Democratic Change
245 West 29th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 695-1795
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
Language: Depends on site and need
Partners for Democratic Change (Partners) is an international organization
committed to building sustainable local capacity to advance civil society and
a culture of change and conflict management worldwide. Partners builds the capacity
of local institutions to promote democratic, participatory change and develops
locally staffed and managed Centers for Change & Conflict Management, currently
located in Albania, Argentina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo,
Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
Partners offers civil society development internships only occasionally. The
internships can be administrative, editorial, IT or any other depending on need.
Foreign language requirements also vary depending on need. Contact Partners
directly for internship availability and the application form.
Minnesota International Health Volunteers
122 West Franklin Ave., Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55404-2480
Phone: (612) 871-3759
Fax: (612) 871-8775
Minnesota International Health Volunteers is a domestic and international non-profit
organization. The mission of this organization is to improve health by creating
self-sustaining health care projects worldwide and to create partnerships for
learning among U.S. and host-country volunteers. We offer programs worldwide
including, Kenya, Uganda, and Nicaragua.