Bank on Human Rights Coalition: Human Rights and Development Finance

The Bank on Human Rights Coalition is seeking exceptionally motivated, organized undergraduate students, graduate students, and graduates for the opportunity to gain experience in human rights and development. The internship is based in Washington, DC. Time commitment is flexible, though a minimum of 10 hours a week is desired with a minimum commitment of 10 weeks. Due to limited resources, internships/externships are unpaid. BHRC is happy to work with accepted interns to seek course credit for their work.

Bank on Human Rights

Bank on Human Rights is a new global coalition of social movements, civil society organizations, and grassroots groups working to ensure that all development finance institutions respect human rights. Bank on Human Rights works to support members’ advocacy at the local, national, and international level. The Coalition is currently engaged in advocacy and mobilization to strengthen human rights protections at the World Bank, the development of tools for human rights impact assessment, research and analysis on development finance and human rights, capacity-building for communities and NGOs, and outreach and coalition-building.
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Intern Responsibilities and Qualifications

Intern responsibilities and the content of the internship will be shaped to fit the interests and skills of the applicant. Duties may include: research and writing on trends in development finance and human rights; preparation of case studies on development projects; communications work, such as blog writing, and basic website updating; monitoring of media; logistics planning; attending and reporting on coalition calls and meetings; assisting with production of materials; translation of materials; and administrative duties.

Successful applicants generally possess excellent research and writing skills and a strong interest in human rights and/or development. Additional language skills are highly desirable but not required. BHRC actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds.

To apply for the Bank on Human Rights Coalition internship in Washington, D.C., please send a cover letter, resume, and one short writing sample (less than 10 pages) in English to

Please include in your cover letter your anticipated start date and availability.

We accept applications on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.