Internship Program

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank in ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’ on 26 March 1944

During the interns-led ‘Pros + Cons of Legalizing Prostitution’ forum (Nov. 2014) at University of Washington Seattle campus

Internship Program for UW Students

UWSince Fall of 2011, Human Rights Society has provided a meaningful internship program for the University of Washington’s (UW) Seattle campus students at The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center where certain classes require students to spend 20+ hours per quarter with a local nonprofit doing great social change work. Human Rights Society is honored to be a part of this program at UW. We are proud to have had over 84 college students come through this program since 2012. See our past interns and staff page of current ones.

Internship Program for College Students

Human Rights Society provides a great opportunity through our Internship Program for college students to learn and participate in human rights activities to raise awareness and other meaningful projects that advocates human rights for all. We even have had interns from Australia and New Zealand who have come on our staff team, too! See below and feel free to sign up:

POSITION:       Intern or Volunteer*

TERM:              Minimum 3 months

LOCATION:      Work remotely anywhere in the world or in the Seattle area


HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIETY is a human-centered nonprofit advocating human rights for all. Read more here.


Human Rights Society is seeking highly capable interns/volunteers who are passionate about actualizing justice as a community human rights activist. If you are interested in contributing meaningfully toward grassroots work, this is a great opportunity for you to gain community activism and nonprofit experience in a fast-paced environment. Interns/volunteers will help with various initiatives based on their interest including, but not limited, to events promotion or organizing, research, fundraising, project management, and social media.

*All intern or volunteer positions are non-paid, but if your school requires credit for community service, we would be happy to fill out any paperwork on your behalf.


  • Human Rights News (contribute to finding news about human rights issues such as human trafficking)
  • Participate in one of our projects, initiatives, campaigns or programs
  • Events (awareness and/or fundraising)
  • Human Rights Society chapter at your college campus
  • Other


  • Become an individual contributor and team player as events organizer, promoter, fundraiser project manager, program developer, or campaign manager
  • Communicate consistently and efficiently
  • Complete projects and tasks in a timely fashion
  • Possess a positive outlook, maintain a high character, and incorporate a results-oriented focus


  • Passion for justice, specifically as an abolitionist
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Motivated self-starter who strives for excellence
  • Very good computer skills and an interest in online and mobile platform technology


  • Join the Staff Team at Human Rights Society and work in a team environment
  • Gain real world community activism and nonprofit experience
  • Learn valuable skills, such as event organization, project management, social media marketing, fundraising, etc.
  • For college students, get school credit where applicable, and receive a letter of recommendation

Human Rights Society is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or disability. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

To get started as an intern, contact us now