Internship + Volunteers 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

Internship & Volunteer Programs

Human Rights Society strongly believes everyone should care about human rights and those victimized by human rights abuses because all have equal and utmost worth, value, and dignity. To that end, our programs have an end result to help those who are victims by advocating for human rights while collaborating with people, through our internship & v0lunteer programs, to foster human rights activism. Thus, we provide opportunities for anyone from high school age on up to serve with us as human rights + social activists. Here are 3 ways to do so:

1) Intern/Volunteer as a Human Rights Activist with Human Rights Society

This is wide open on what you could do as we have several programs you can join and stealth programs and initiatives we’re planning behind the scenes. You can come to our periodic meetings or even volunteer remote especially for those not in Seattle, Washington, USA as we have had interns as far away as Australia and New Zealand. Here are some examples of what you could do:

  • Feed the Homeless in Seattle
  • Raise awareness of human rights abuses via events, posting of global human rights news, fundraise, help to organize our next Human Rights Film Festival, mentor college student interns, etc.
  • Research human rights issues for future initiatives of a mobile app
  • Be a writer on our upcoming Op-Ed writing team

2) Internship Program for UW Students via Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

UWSince Fall of 2011, Human Rights Society has provided a meaningful internship program for the University of Washington’s  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 2011. See our long list of past interns where many of the students interned for us via.

3) Join Human Rights Society UW Student Group

A chapter of Human Rights Society, HRS UW provides a great for current UW students to join a registered student club to advocate for human rights on their campus + beyond. See more info here.

For more info, see below + apply in form at bottom:

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 a volunteer or intern, contact us below: