Careers in Human Rights

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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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Manager - HR Systems & Reporting
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Washington, DC
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WordPress Developer + PHP
Creative Circle Washington, DC
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Recruiting Coordinator
Northwest FCU Herndon, VA
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Compliance Director
Creative Associates International Washington, DC
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Corporate Recruiter
Credible Behavioral Health Rockville, MD
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School Sales Representative
Collective Goods Arlington, VA
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Field Director
Global Zero Washington, DC
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Associate Director, Medical Devices & Combination Products
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Gaithersburg, MD
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Business Analyst
JPI Washington, DC
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Associate Sales Consultant - Spine Washington, DC KYA09762
QuintilesIMS Washington, DC
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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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