Human Rights First

About Human Rights First

Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. Over its 40-year history, Human Rights First has earned a reputation for pragmatic, results-oriented advocacy that is politically astute, grounded in facts, and driven by sophisticated legal and policy analysis. Human Rights First is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a track record of success in delivering change that has made a meaningful difference in people’s lives.


Communications Intern

August 2023 New York City, NY
“I have loved my experience with Human Rights First! The environment is very conducive to exploring what each person is interested in, and very helpful for expanding networking experience and workplace experience. I feel as though I have a of room for growth and learning, and have really felt good about my time here in terms of my actual work, as well as the professional skills I am learning. ”

Refugee Representation Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 New York City, NY
“I loved getting the opportunity to work directly with clients, I loved getting to work with all the professional staff members and getting exposed to different aspects of the refugee representation process from going to detention centers, going to the courts, escorting clients to different government offices, and working in the refugee representation office. I also loved learning from people in other offices as well as speakers that would come and talk about their careers and experiences. ”
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