URG-NYC Internship Fall 2021

The Universal Rights Group (URG) New York is looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for human rights, as well as knowledge of international relations, and research and writing skills. URG is the only think tank in the world focused uniquely on international human rights policy, examining the international human rights system and its impact on the ground.

This will be a four day per week, four month (Sept-Dec) volunteer internship that will take place remotely due to COVID-19, with the option of returning to some in person activity depending on agreement between the intern and the supervisor, and in line with NYC health regulations, and the regulations of the City University of New York Graduate Center, where the internship is based.

As a member of a small team, the URG NYC intern will gain skills and experience in substantive research, writing, grants, administrative support, event logistics, communications, and social media, as well as a strong understanding of several United Nations human rights mechanisms and forums. The intern will also have the opportunity to publish a blog post on an area of interest in human rights on URG’s website. The internship offers a unique opportunity to work at the cutting edge of international human rights knowledge, research, and counsel.

URG internships aim to provide current masters students or recent graduates from degree level university courses (ideally at Masters level) with a first professional experience in the world of international human rights policy. Applicants must have recently completed their degree or be in the process of completing their degree (i.e. have the possibility of undertaking an internship as part of their degree). The degree should be in a relevant discipline such as human rights, international relations, international politics, or international law.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; the (flexible) start date will be Sept 1, 2021.For more information, see the vacancy announcement here: URG-NYC Fall 2021 Internship Vacancy Announcement. Please apply by sending a motivation letter and CV to