International Human Rights Law Group


International Human Rights Law Group

Internship Program 

1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 602 

Washington, DC 20036

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The International Human Rights Law Group offers undergraduate, legal and other graduate internships. During fall and spring, part-time internships (16 hours per week) are available. Summer internships are full-time and run for ten weeks. Although our internships are unpaid, they may be taken for academic credit depending on school policies. 

We are looking for students with a demonstrated commitment to human rights and international law. Excellent writing and research skills are a must. Fluency or working knowledge of other languages would be a plus. Applicants for legal internships must have completed at least three semesters of law school.

Deadlines are as follows: summer internships = March 31; fall internships = August 31; spring internships = December 31. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, writing samples and three letters of recommendation. Please mail or fax your application to:

IHRLG has unpaid positions available in the following program areas:
  • Country programs: Africa, Latin America, South Eastern Europe, Central and Southeast Asia 
  • Initiative Against Trafficking in Persons
  • Women's Rights Advocacy Program 
  • US Racial Discrimination Program
  • CERD and other UN advocacy initiatives
We also have positions in our Development Department that combine
  • Fundraising 
  • Web Development (multi-lingual) 
  • Communications 
  • Event Planning


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