Women's Human Rights Internships

Women's Human Rights Internships

We welcome graduate and law school students to assist with research and writing website content. Past and current interns have researched women's human rights issues for use in our website and assisted with administration of projects working to support women's human rights.

Intern duties may include:

  • Researching international human rights instruments and country laws on violence against women.
  • Creating original work on aspects of violence against women for website use.
  • Assisting staff with maintaining current information on www.stopvaw.org.
  • Assisting staff in preparation for human rights monitoring missions.
  • Assisting staff with all aspects of work at a small non-profit, including administrative tasks from time to time.

Desired qualifications/experience/interests:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong legal research skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Sensitivity to diverse cultures
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong English writing skills
  • Proficiency in a second language a plus

Time commitment:

  • For fall and spring internship: 8-15 hours per week for a total of 3-4 months
  • For summer internship: 20-40 hours per week for a total of 8-10 weeks
  • For a fellowship or special project: varies

Internship Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: Rolling, no later than September 15
  • Spring: Rolling, no later than December 1st
  • Summer: Rolling, no later than March 15
  • August: Rolling, no later than June 1st

To apply for any of these internships, please download the Intern Application and include a cover letter, resume, and either a brief (3-5 pages) writing sample  with your application. Please email your application or mail the application to:

Intern Coordinator
The Advocates for Human Rights
330 Second Avenue South, #800
Minneapolis, MN 55401

or fax it to: 612-341-2971

Learn more about the Women's Human Rights Program.