URG-NYC Internship Summer 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 (May-August) volunteer internship that will take place remotely due to COVID-19.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their resume and a cover letter.

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 May 4 2021.

For more information, see the vacancy announcement here: URG-NYC Summer Internship Vacancy Announcement_2021. Please apply by sending a motivation letter and CV to

Spontaneous application

If you are not available for any of the aforementioned vacancies but are nevertheless interested in submitting a spontaneous application to URG, please send your motivation letter and CV (with the contact details of two referees) along with your period of availability to