Internships are unpaid. Interns may be provided a small stipend to cover lunch and local travel costs as pre-approved by HRW and in accordance with HRW policy. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as 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, opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.
- Event planning for the Voices for Justice Dinner in Spring 2018 and various outreach and cultivation events (i.e., film screenings and receptions);
- Preparing visits of HRW researchers and advocates;
- Creating donor profiles and database management;
- Conducting research on funding possibilities in Germany; and
- Other tasks and projects as they arise.
Interns will gain knowledge and skills in fundraising, database management, event planning, and research. This internship is best suited for individuals interested in gaining experience in a large, well-organized, international non-profit organization. In order to provide a valuable and well-rounded internship experience, interns will attend planning and department meetings with staff and will have the opportunity to take advantage of in-house trainings and briefings.
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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.
About Human Rights Watch
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 influential governments and international institutions.