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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Program Supervisor for Adult Day Center- Bilingual
Sevita Gaithersburg, MD
Human Resources Director, Corporate
Sunrise Senior Living Mc Lean, VA
Direct Support Professional Thurs-Friday 3PM-11PM; Saturday 9AM-11PM
Sevita Fairfax, VA
Membership Specialist - MVAO
Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital Manassas, VA
HR Generalist
Creative Financial Staffing Reston, VA
Senior Manager-Associate Privacy & Rights Operations
Marriott Bethesda, MD
Marketing Events Coordinator
Sunrise Senior Living Ashburn, VA
2256 - Program Officer, Afghanistan
National Endowment for Democracy Rockville, MD
Buyer in Training
CarMax Sterling, VA
Vaccines Scientific Leaders Program 2022 US Next Generation High-Throughput Screening of Vaccine Candidates
GSK Rockville, MD

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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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