The Fund for Global Human Rights Fall Internship

Undergraduate Fall Internship

The Fund for Global Human Rights is seeking an undergraduate intern for the fall of 2015 (start and end dates can be flexible). The intern and his or her supervisors will work together to design a work plan that complements the Fund’s needs and the intern’s interests, abilities, and desired career path. Since we are a relatively small organization, the intern will have the opportunity to observe and work in all departments and gain an understanding of how a non-profit foundation operates. The intern’s supervisors will also encourage him or her to search out and attend pertinent events in the area as part of the internship to complement their experience in the office. The desirable candidate will be able to work 15 – 20 hours per week. Work schedules can be flexible with school commitments. While this is an unpaid internship, we can work with students to gain academic credit for their internship experience.The intern’s responsibilities may include the following:

  • Research projects on programmatic topics
  • Writing projects with the development and communications teams
  • Conducting foundation and individual prospect research with the development team
  • Updating the Fund’s Salesforce Database
  • Preparation for board meetings
  • Organizing files and updating grantee records
  • Translating materials (depending on skill level)

We consider this to be a hands-on, active learning internship. As such, the intern’s work will be approximately 40 percent administrative. The Fund encourages international and minority students to apply. In general, the internship program is not open to graduate students or students who have already graduated as they are generally looking for something more substantive in nature.

Candidates should have a strong interest in human rights and/or international affairs, and should also be interested in learning about non-profit operations, communications, and fundraising. We are looking for someone who can readily handle multiple responsibilities, take the initiative, and take ownership of his or her work. Desirable candidates will display independence, maturity, and an understanding of strict confidentiality. We also value individuals with a strong attention to detail and the ability to follow through on projects. Experience working in a Microsoft Windows environment and language proficiency in Spanish, French, Thai, and/or Arabic is highly desirable.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To be considered for an internship, please submit the following materials:

1. A cover letter in which you state:

  • that you understand the internship is unpaid
  • where you found the internship posting
  • your specific dates of availability
  • the number of hours you will be able to work each week
  • why you would like to intern at the Fund, your specific interests related to human rights work, and your language abilities

2. A resume

3. The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references

4. A short writing sample (no more than three pages) on a topic of your choice; a paper from an academic course is acceptable.

The deadline for applications is August 3, 2015. Please submit all application materials via email to



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