Civil Rights

Black Youth Project 100 Durham
Email for opportunities

Equal Justice Initiative
Summer Justice Internship
Summer Legal Internship

Summer 2021 Law Student Legal Internship
Economic Education Intern
Economic Programs Intern
W.E.B Du Bois Public Policy Intern

National Urban League
Summer Intern
Emerging Leaders Program

Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice
Summer Intern

Poor People’s Campaign
Visit website for opportunities by state

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
Volunteer Intern Program

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Summer Intern

Climate Change

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Climate Institute
Research Intern
Social Media and Web Content Manager


United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Internship Programme

Death Penalty

American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project
Legal Internship
Undergraduate Internship
Communications Internship

Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide
Summer Research and Advocacy Intern

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Legal Intern
Communications Intern

Domestic Violence

Domestic Abuse Project
Therapy Internship
Advocacy Internship
CHANGE STEP Case Management Internship
Development and Communications Internship

Family Violence Prevention Services
Undergraduate Internship 
Graduate Internship

Environmental Justice

Indigenous Environmental Network
Contact for various opportunities

Movement Generation
Summer Intern

North Carolina Environmental Justice Network
Summer Volunteer

Student Action With Farmworkers
Levante Leadership Institute
Into the Fields Internship
Into the Fields Program Assistant

Sunrise Movement
Summer Intern

Freedom of Expression

Article 19

Freedom House
Freedom House Internship Program
Summer 2021 Intern, Advocacy
Summer 2021 Intern, Asia
Summer 2021 Intern, Dignity: LGBTQI+ Assistance Fund
Summer 2021 Intern, Latin America and the Caribbean Program
Summer 2021 Intern, Lifeline
Summer 2021 Intern,  Strategy, Development, and Learning: Business Development
Summer 2021 Intern, Research and Analysis: Technology and Democracy

PEN International
PEN America Gap Year Fellowship Program
Summer 2021 Development Internship
Spring/Summer 2021 PEN America Los Angeles Internship
Summer 2021 Finance/Accounting Internship
Spring/Summer 2021 Literary Programs Internship
Summer 2021 Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) Program Internship
Summer 2021 Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) Communications Internship
Summer 2021 Free Expression Programs Internship

Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders Washington, D.C. Internship

Voice Project
Voices Project Summer Internship

Food Rights

Food First
Narrative Strategy and Donor Engagement Intern
Communications, Writing, and Editing Intern
Linking and Weaving Food and Farm Justice in the Bay Area

Just Harvest
Fresh Access Community Outreach and Events Internship
Community Organizing Internship
Fresh Corners Internship
Communications and Education Internship
Tax Preparation Internship

World Food Programme

Health Rights

American Public Health Association
Affiliate Affairs
APHA Press Publications
Center for School, Health and Education
Climate, Health and Equity
Component Affairs
Environmental Health
Get Ready Campaign
Global Health
Government Relations
Injury and Violence Prevention
Public Health Policy
The Nation’s Health

Association of State Public Health Nutritionists
Health Equity Internship Program

Institute for Technology and Global Health
Summer 2021 Internship

Physicians for Human Rights
Advocacy and Policy Intern
Communications Intern
Digital Media Intern
Human Resources and Operations Intern
Fundraising Intern
Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones (SVCZ) Intern
Arabic-Speaking Investigations Intern

Planned Parenthood
Public Affairs Intern
PP of Southern New England Internships
PP of Central and Western New York
Maine Public Affairs Interns
NH Public Affairs Organizing Intern
VT Philanthropy Intern 
VT Public Affairs Interns

Physicians for Human Rights
Arabic-Speaking Investigations Intern
Asylum Intern
Communications Intern
Digital Media Intern
Human Resources Intern
MENA Program Intern
Nairobi Intern
Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones Program Intern
Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones Program, Curriculum Intern

Research Triangle Institute
Maternal and Child Health: Global Health Internship

The Health Advocacy Project at North Carolina Justice Center
Summer Internship

World Health Organization
WHO Internship Programme

Human Trafficking

Freedom Network USA

Global Alliance Against Trafficking In Women
Interns at GAATW International Secretariat

NC Stop Human Trafficking
Public Relations Intern
Training Program Intern
State-wide Interaction Intern
Campus Liaison Intern

Polaris Project

Safe Place


Annunciation House
Summer Internship

Casa Alitas

Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy
Crime Victims Program
Community MAP
Las Americas Mexico (Remain In Mexico/MPP)
Non-Profit Development
Social Work
Crime Victims Program
Detained Deportation Defense

National Immigrant Justice Center
Counter-Trafficking Project Intern
Detention Project Intern
NIJC’s Indiana office Intern
LGBT Immigrant Rights Initiative Intern
Federal Litigation Unit Intern
Policy Team Intern
Pro Bono Program Intern
San Diego Project Intern

National Immigration Law Center
Los Angeles: Law Student Internships
Washington, DC: Law & Graduate Student Internships
Washington, DC: FirstGEN Civil Rights Fellowship Internships

The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services
Intern Scholarship


ACLU National Prison Project
Summer 2021 Undergraduate Internship

Critical Resistance

Justice Policy Institute
Internship Program

The Sentencing Project

Vera Institute of Justice
Court Observation Intern

International Organizations

Amnesty International
Mustafa Kassem Fellowship
Government Relations Intern
Digital Engagement and Development Intern

Human Rights First
Communications Intern
Refugee Representation Non-Legal Internship
Refugee Representation Social Worker Intern

Human Rights Now
Summer Intern

Human Rights Watch
LGBTQ Rights Program Intern
Development & Outreach Intern
Environment and Human Rights Intern

Asia Division Intern
Middle East and North Africa Division Intern
Europe and Central Asia Division Intern

United Nations
Peace and Development intern
Political Affairs Intern
United Nations Environment Programme Intern
United Nations Millennium Fellowship
More listings here

Labor Rights

Lead for Minnesota
Lead For Minnesota Fellow

Summer Intern

Women Innovating Labor Leadership (WILL) Empower
Apprenticeship Program


Family Equality Council
Public Policy Internship

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
Special Events and Fundraising Intern
Graphic Design Intern
Public Affairs Intern
Legal Intern

Human Rights Campaign
Communications & Digital Media
Education & Community Programs
Fundraising & Events
Organization & Leadership
Policy & Government

Immigration Equality
Undergraduate Legal Intern

National Center for Transgender Equality

The LGBT National Help Center
Social Work and Direct Service Internships

The Trevor Project
Crisis Counselor- Digital Messaging
Crisis Counselor- Telephone

Victory Fund

North Carolina

Democracy North Carolina
Democracy Summer Organizing Intern

Institute for Southern Studies
Summer Intern

Legal Aid of North Carolina
Martin Luther King Jr. Internship Program

Legal Services for Children of North Carolina
Contact for Internships

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence

North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies

Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Community Organizing
Research/Policy Analysis

The Center for Death Penalty Litigation
Summer Internship

Public Policy 

American Civil Liberties Union
National Security Project Intern
Speech, Privacy, & Technology Project Intern

Justice Love Foundation
Social Justice Philanthropic Intern

Justice Policy Institute
Summer Internship

League of Women Voters

Refugee & Resettlement

Church World Services
Reception and Placement Intern
Preferred Communities Intern
Legal Services Intern
ESOL Intern

Refugee One
Case Management Intern
Employment Program Intern
Housing Intern

United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees
UNHCR Internships

US Committee for Refugees

World Relief Durham
Case Management Intern
Refugee Health Intern
Refugee & Immigrant Youth Services Intern
Mentorship Intern
Community Engagement Intern
Case Support Intern
Church Engagement Intern
Volunteer Coordination Intern



African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa

Youth Crime Watch of Liberia
Gender Coordinator


Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development
Communication and Media ProgrammeI
United Nations Advocacy Programme
Human Rights Defenders Programme
South & East Asia Country Programme
ASEAN Advocacy Programme

Asian Human Rights Commission


European Foundation of Human Rights
Traineeships & Volunteering

Refugee Rights Europe

The European Institute of Policy Research and Human Rights

Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin American News Digest
Journalism Internship

Latin American Working Group
Advocacy Intern

Washington Office on Latin America
Sally Yudelman Internship Program

Witness for Peace

The Middle East


Middle East & North Africa Division at Human Rights Watch

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Human Rights (Middle East and North Africa region)