For more than 30 years, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used science and medicine to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. PHR shared in the Nobel Peace Prize for its contribution to the international effort to ban land mines. A global organization founded on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to advocate against human rights violations, PHR has expanded to include a specialized network of forensic science and public health research professionals as well.
PHR’s investigations and expertise are used to document mass atrocities, advocate for the protection of persecuted health workers and medical facilities under attack, prevent torture, and hold those who violate human rights accountable. PHR is poised for even greater growth and impact. As part of our strategy, we are very excited to be recruiting committed activists with a passion for human rights. Our headquarters are located in New York City, and we maintain offices in Washington, DC and in Boston.
About the PHR Internship Program: Physicians for Human Rights takes pride in its strong internship program. Every semester, PHR is fortunate to host a group of academically successful and passionate students who represent the next generation of human rights advocates. Students joining the PHR intern team come from a wide range of academic backgrounds, including public health, international relations, nonprofit management, human rights, humanitarian studies, political science, medicine, and law, among others. PHR interns perform a range of substantive work, including research, data and video analysis for documentation of human rights violations, fundraising and event planning, and monitoring and reporting on human rights developments around the world. Our program affords students the opportunity to work closely alongside our experts and to contribute to our mission.
Students may apply for the positions listed below based on their location, eligibility, and interest in the work of specific departments. Applicants who are offered an internship must be U.S. permanent residents, U.S. citizens, or in possession of a valid student visa. Link to each internship job description for application information.
Summer 2021 Internship Opportunities:
- 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