Top Ranked International Human Rights Internships
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If you are pursuing a career in Human Rights, International Relations, or Law, let us find you an internship that will leverage your background and interests and provide you with a powerful and meaningful experience. Internships have included assisting case workers at refugee centers, researching gender-rights issues in relation to the ‘Millennium Development Goals’, and reporting on child labor issues. Other opportunities include advocating and involvement for human trafficking legislation and observing government hearings.
Interns have the opportunity to gain exposure to a range of issues, including police brutality, judicial and political corruption, freedom of expression, human trafficking and campaigning for the rights of marginalized communities, indigenous populations, refugees, women, children and the homeless. Specific human right issues include: refugee rights, LGBT rights, criminal justice, gender rights, and children’s rights.
Contact us today to discuss which opportunities best fit your background, skills, and interests. If you’re flexible regarding destination, we can also discuss the differences and help you choose which city is best for you.
What our Interns say
My internship in Barcelona was absolutely incredible. I spent two months working for a small Human Rights NGO, where I was assigned to a project that allowed me to improve my research, analytical skills, and Spanish literacy skills. Connect-123 also organized a lot of fun events outside of work, such a cooking class where we learned to make paella. Thank you so much, Connect-123 for this opportunity!
Carolina Lubinus, Georgetown University
Coming to Dublin, and working for a small NGO, has truly been a phenomenal experience and one of the best choices I’ve made in my life. When I started, all I knew was that I would be working as a policy intern for a migrant women’s rights organization. During my time there, I was able to attend UN meetings, organize a national conference, facilitate training for migrant women, conduct several types of research and much more. I recommend Connect-123 and Dublin to everyone who wants an unforgettable internship experience abroad.
Anne Willems of Brilman, University College Roosevelt
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Complete the form above to tell us which field you're interested in and if there’s a specific destination that interests you most. We'll set up a time to speak with you to learn more about your background and goals so that we can create a plan that's customized for YOU.
Complete our application and pay the program fee deposit. Then, our on-the-ground team will contact local organizations on your behalf to find the best-fit opportunities for you. You never have to commit to anything until we find something you love, and your deposit is 100% refundable if you don't receive an offer in your first or second choice field.
We’ll send you all the pre-trip information you'll need, meet you at the airport and provide a comprehensive on-site orientation. From weekly events, to career guidance and 24/7 emergency support, we'll be there throughout your trip to ensure you're getting the most out of your experience -- while having the time of your life!
Are these internships paid?
Due to immigration and tax rules, these international internships are unpaid. Instead, we focus our efforts on getting you the most meaningful and challenging work that will fuel your career. Our alumni often report life-changing experiences that help them explore career choices, build their resumes and have extraordinary talking points during job interviews. When customizing a program for you, we’ll ensure that it’s aligned with your goals and interests and that you’ll receive tangible value.
How can I see what specific internships are available?
We have an ever-changing database of available internships, and are even able to tap our network to find new opportunities based on your specific interests and background. After we receive your application, we’ll reach out to local organizations to find the best-fit opportunities for you. You never have to commit until we find something you love, and your deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t receive an offer in your first or second choice field.
When are the internships available and what are the start dates?
Internships in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Dublin are available year-round, and start dates are customizable to your schedule. Shanghai and Sydney are available for two months only, from June 1 to July 31.
How can I confirm Connect-123’s reputation?
We have been placing students into international internships since 2006, and have placed over 3,000 students. Please check out the human rights internship reviews on our website. University partners include Michigan State University, Ohio University, SUNY, University of Colorado, Drexel University, Rhodes College, Carleton College, Earlham College, Bentley University, Washington & Lee, and King’s College London.
What is the program fee?
For Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Shanghai, and Sydney, our 2019 program fee is $2,750, excluding housing. We ask for a $350 deposit at the time that you apply, and the balance of $2,400 when you confirm your participation. For Barcelona and Dublin, the program fee is €2,750 and the deposit is €350. The program fee is the same for any duration and in addition to the internship placement includes arranging secure accommodation based on your budget and preferences; meeting you at the airport; a complete country information pack to help you prepare for your trip; a comprehensive orientation on arrival; access to Connect-123’s regular social and cultural events; discounts on tourist activities; substantial local support, from providing logistical assistance to career and personal mentoring to hands-on help in case of an emergency. Provided that you do not receive an offer in your first or second choice field, your deposit is fully refundable.
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