The International Human Rights Internship Program
The International Human Rights Internship Program (IHRIP) was founded in 1976. IHRIP's goal is to promote observance of the International Bill of Human Rights by helping to strengthen human rights organizations and the human rights movement as a whole. IHRIP pursues its goal by:
1) supporting professional development projects for staff of human rights organizations and training opportunities for individuals committed to human rights protection and promotion; 2) facilitating the exchange of experience and expertise among organizations through gathering, analyzing and disseminating information about their work; and, 3) encouraging more effective cooperation and collaboration among organizations.
IHRIP facilitates and supports international training and exchange opportunities for staff of human rights organizations and individuals committed to human rights protection and promotion. From 1990- 1996, IHRIP assisted more than 180 human rights activists from around the world in undertaking professional development projects with experienced human rights organizations in other countries.
In addition to Ripple in Still Water: Reflections by Activists on Local- and National-Level Work on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, IHRIP, in cooperation with the Swedish NGO Foundation for Human Rights, produced the Status of Human Rights Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa. The latter publication was based on interviews with 200 African human rights NGOs in 26 countries of the region and is available in English and French.
Organizations and activists interested in learning more about IHRIP, the professional development projects it supports, or in obtaining copies of its publications, can contact IHRIP directly at:
International Human Rights Internship Program Institute of International Education 1400 K Street, N.W., Suite 650 Washington, D.C. 20005 U.S.A. tel: (202) 326 7725 fax: (202) 326 7763 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
IHRIP is administered by the Institute of International Education, the oldest and largest educational exchange organization in the United States. IIE has its headquarters in New York City.