What is a human rights internship?
Internships are created by organizations or companies to expose people to their operations up close; more learning through experience than studying. An internship in the field of human rights is an opportunity, usually of a longer term and more intensive nature than a volunteer role, to work for the advancement and protection of human rights by participating in the work of a non-governmental organization or government agency.
These internships can generally be divided into three different kinds: administrative, research based, or direct service. Some interns might spend their time reviewing grant proposals for a human rights organization, others might do research on the laws relating to human trafficking, and still others might provide medical care to people in Africa. There are diverse human rights internships available, so it is possible for those who are qualified to find a specific internship that furthers their scholastic and personal interests.