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.


Foreign Policy Team Intern

June 2019 - July 2019 Washington, DC
“The work environment was very fostering towards creative thinking and professional development. We had weekly luncheons where we could hear from different human rights defends about their work which was awesome. The employees are very willing to help you and if you ask, will tell you about working in human rights work. It was a great experience to learn more about how nonprofits function both in the human rights world and in relationship with the U.S. government, so it’s a great experience for anyone interested in nonprofit work and policy. ”

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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