Human Rights in the U.S. Internships

The Advocates provides human rights education, training, advocacy, and materials to help people learn about and apply international human rights standards in their daily lives and communities. To learn more about educational programming at The Advocates, please click here.

The Advocates welcomes undergraduate/graduate students to assist with research, analysis, writing, workshop and training development, and program administration.

Possible intern duties:

  • Research and write materials such as fact sheets, training activities, or fact-finding reports on human rights issues in the United States.
  • Compile and  analyze qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Conduct background research and compile resource lists for use in human rights trainings and materials.
  • Provide support for The Advocates’ legislative advocacy around immigration, primarily at the state level, by researching bills, creating campaign materials, and attending campaign events.
  • Assist with planning trainings, workshops, and speaking engagements, including community forums, teacher trainings, student workshops, etc.
  • Assist with communications such as newsletters, blog posts, and project web pages.
  • Assist with identifying and developing new community partnerships.
  • Assist with all aspects of work at a small non-profit, including administrative tasks, event planning, outreach, etc.

Required qualifications/experience/interests:

  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Research experience and the ability to analyze data
  • Basic knowledge of human rights
  • Interest in human rights issues in the United States such as economic, social, and cultural rights; immigrant rights; women's rights; and human rights education.
  • Sensitivity to diverse cultures
  • Fluency in English

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