Careers in Human Rights


Looking for an entry level job or internship in human rights? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Human Rights Careers

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The field of human rights focuses on addressing all areas of ending human suffering and protecting fundamental human rights from an economic, social, cultural, and political perspective. Because human rights is such a broad field, there are many areas you can work in and many types of work you can do within human rights, and thus no single career path to follow. You can work in a nonprofit, for the federal government, in advocacy, or in public policy. Some job titles suitable for recent grads include:

  • Community Organizer
  • Project Coordinator
  • Research Assistant
  • Web Editor
  • Communications Associate
  • Development Associate

You’ll need a bachelor’s degree for most jobs in human rights, but just as important is your passion for working in human rights.

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Research Intern- Human Rights Initiative (Summer 2019)
Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington, DC
Business Architect - Human Resources Technology
Ivy Exec Mc Lean, VA
Instructional Systems Designer, Senior
Booz Allen Hamilton Chantilly, VA
HR Business Analyst
K12 Herndon, VA
Medical Records / HR Assistant - Home Health
HRIS Coordinator
ManTech International Corporation Herndon, VA
Registered Nurse RN Medical Care PRN
Henrico Doctors Hospital - HCA Healthcare Ashburn, VA
HRIS Coordinator
ManTech Herndon, VA
Cleared Administrative Assistant
CH2M & Jacobs Arlington, VA
Clinical Nurse Educator (Per Diem) - Northern Virginia / D.C. - VHA33120
IQVIA Arlington, VA

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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Human Rights

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InterAction - InterAction, is a Washington, DC based non-profit that “seeks to shape important policy decisions on relief and long term development issues."

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Slavery Footprint - Slavery Footprint is an Oakland, CA based non-profit that aims “to generate awareness and action for the issues of forced labor, slavery, and human trafficking"

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International Coalition of Sites of Conscience - If you're interested in the history of human rights and social justice, then you should check out Jobs at International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.

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