Exposure to human rights work and issues
Integration and practical application for academic disciplines or professions in human rights work.
Venues for solidarity and exchange of experiences among individuals, organizations and the human rights community
Knowledge, skills and technology sharing for human rights work
Best of all, involvement in human rights sector can be a rewarding experience as it includes an individual or organization in the process of social change.
Internships are a valuable mechanism for:
human rights education and advocacy
heightened awareness of students and young professionals on the enforced disappearance issue
broadened support through the development of advocates against enforced disappearances, in particular and of human rights concerns, in general
Internship opportunities are offered to local and international undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students of relevant disciplines such as, but not limited to, the following:
regional and international studies
community and organizational studies
communication and media studies
office and human resources management
information systems and technology
accounting and finance
As such, interested students under course programs or curricula that require practicum, internship, or on-the-job training are qualified to apply. Individual applications or through on-campus organizations may be considered in the internship program on case-to-case basis or in other components of the AFAD Integration Program, such as volunteers, fellowships, etc.
AFAD adheres to the principles of equal opportunities and non-discrimination in the workplace, thus applicants are encouraged and accepted not on the basis of gender, nationality, citizenship, race, color, culture, religion, and different-ability. However, basic knowledge of the English language, at the minimum, is encouraged among interns to facilitate communication with the members of the organization and its network. The management of other languages will be highly appreciated.
We are currently not accepting new applications. Please check our website regularly for future calls.