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- Development & Outreach Intern, USA

Development & Outreach Intern
Human Rights Watch


Development & Outreach Intern

Application Deadline: Open Until FIlled

The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking an intern for its Palo Alto office for the spring 2019 term. Ideally, the intern should be available part-time with occasional night events from January 2019 through May 2019. The intern will gain knowledge of the organization's priority human rights issues and build skills in fundraising, event planning, and information tracking. This internship is best suited for individuals interested in gaining experience within a small office of a large, well-organized, international non-profit organization.

Internships are unpaid. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as Human Rights Watch internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the Human Rights Watch staff, interaction with other U.S. and international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements. 


Interns will learn and be involved in departmental activities which include, but may not be limited to the following:

    Planning and executing outreach events and initiatives, including the Annual Voices for Justice Dinner;
    Cultivating donor relations;
    Writing correspondence;
    Participating in advocacy efforts; and
    Using databases and analyzing data.

Qualifications: The intern must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student for the duration of the internship term. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in human rights. Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, internet applications) are required. Experience with fundraising and/or event planning is desirable.

How to Apply: Please apply immediately by visiting our online job portal at: https://careers.hrw.org  and attaching a resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample. No calls or email inquiries, please.

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applications and the on-going hiring procedure only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We do not discriminate in hiring practices and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and those with criminal records to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Job posted on 10th January 2019
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