(Vacancy) Human Rights Watch – Dutch only

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(Vacancy) Human Rights Watch – Dutch only

Development & Outreach Intern

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled 

The Development and Outreach Department at Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking two graduate or undergraduate student interns for its Amsterdam office. Ideally, the interns will be available for 6 months starting at the end of July or mid-August 2018.

This internship is unpaid. However, interns may be reimbursed for their lunch and local travel costs as pre-approved by HRW and in accordance with HRW policy. Students may be able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization; close supervision by the HRW staff; interaction with other organizations and domestic government officials; and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.


The internship will focus on fundraising, preparing visits by international HRW researchers, organizing small events, writing donor profiles, contributing to the preparation of the annual Voices for Justice fundraising dinner and Human Rights Weekend, and maintaining contact with donors and partner organizations. Other projects may be assigned as they arise.

This internship is best suited for individuals interested in gaining experience in a small office of a large, well-organized, international non-profit organization. Interns will gain knowledge and skills in fundraising, using databases, event planning, conducting prospect research, advocacy, and effectively communicating. To provide a valuable and well-rounded internship experience, interns may attend planning and department staff meetings and may have the opportunity to attend in-house trainings and briefings.


Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, reliable, flexible, and detail-oriented with excellent time management skills. Candidates should be interested in fundraising, advocacy, outreach, and special events within a human rights context. Written and oral command of English and Dutch are essential. Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, internet applications, database) are required. Previous experience in event planning and collaborating with a team is desirable. It is not required to be an enrolled student.

How to ApplyPlease apply immediately by visiting our online job portal at: https://careers.hrw.org and attaching a CV/resume, letter of interest, and writing sample. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applications and the on-going hiring procedure only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email recruitment@hrw.org. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We do not discriminate in hiring practices and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and those with criminal records to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.