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Human Rights Research and Policy Graduate Internship

Please note that internship applications must be submitted through the form on our website.


In-person, hybrid, or remote 


This internship is designed for graduate students who are interested in research, analysis, writing, policy drafting, and project administration. Interns will gain practical skills working on a variety of human rights topics. In the past, our interns have worked on projects relating to trafficking, immigration-related advocacy, and human rights training and education. This internship focuses primarily on domestic human rights issues in the U.S. and Minnesota.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Compile and analyze qualitative and quantitative data
  • Research and draft summaries on human rights issues
  • Assist with writing reports related to local and international human rights issues
  • Assist with researching and developing internal policies
  • Assist with communications such as newsletters, blog posts, and web pages, and creating organizational materials
  • Assist with planning trainings and clinics
  • Assist with legislative advocacy plans
  • Assist with all aspects of work at a small non-profit, including administrative tasks, data management, etc.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Interest in human rights issues
  • Research experience
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Sensitivity to diverse cultures

Required Skills:

  • Basic Microsoft Office Suite


Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question is not answered in there, you can email internships@advrights.orgPlease note that internship applications must be submitted through the form on our website.