Careers in human rights are becoming more and more prevalent and important in today’s society. ┬áHere is a list of internships, jobs, and fellowships associated with human rights. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but can provide a starting point for finding an internship, job, or fellowship in the field of human rights.

Websites with many different non-profit job and internship listings:

American Bar Association Career Center

Ethical Jobs

European Affairs Jobsite

Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute Internship and Job Board

Guardian Jobs

Human Rights First

Human Rights Job Board

Human Rights Jobs

Human Rights Resource Center



Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS) Social Justice and Development Internship

International Affairs Jobs

International Human Rights Courses, Traineeships, & Jobs

Individual Organizations with job and internship opportunities:



ADHOC Cambodia

The Advocates for Human Rights

Amnesty International


Asia Forum for Human Rights and Development

Asia Monitor Resource Centre

Australian Human Rights Commission

Center for Economic and Social Rights

Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law

Center for International Policy

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Campaign

Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Watch

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission

International Justice Mission

Invisible Children

Kenya Human Rights Commission

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Physicians for Human Rights

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights


United Nations

Fellowship Opportunities:

Humanity In Action

John Lewis Fellowship