Vacancy for Internship Position in Geneva 

Human Rights Now, a Tokyo-based international human rights NGO, is now recruiting intern(s) who can work with us in Geneva!

Human Rights Now: Internship Position in Geneva

Internship positions at Human Rights Now (HRN) are unpaid but do not require any previous experience working for a human rights organization. Those who have strong legal backgrounds or competences which would meet our standard are highly encouraged to apply. Please see below for more information.

Tasks will include but are not strictly limited to: Attending meetings at the Human Rights Council and other relevant organizations; preparing talking points, reporting to the Tokyo office, contributing to lobbying efforts, drafting statements and assisting in their distribution. Other tasks include translation, research, data collection, responding to the media, and network building with other NGOs.



This is an unpaid internship and there will be no funds available to cover intern’s expenses including transportation fees.

Must be available to work at least 2 days per week from 10am to 5pm (If available for more than 18 hours per week, please let us know).

Must be available to work for a minimum period of 6 months.

*We also accept interns for less than 6 months as long as they are strongly committed to the required tasks. Especially we are looking for interns who can attend Human Rights Council sessions, monitor them, report to the Tokyo office, and provide oral interventions.

*Please note that unfortunately HRN cannot assist interns in obtaining visas.



Basic understanding of law, international human rights law, and the UN system.

Proficiency in English, oral communication skills are especially important (a minimum score of 90 on TOEFL iBT exam)

Ability to discuss relevant topics using technical and specialist terms in English.


How to Apply for Internships

To apply for any of these positions, please send us 1) a recent copy of your resume, 2) a cover letter, 3) a writing sample (the topic of the sample can be decided by the applicant). The above documents should be attached to and sent as documents via email to

After initial screening, selected applicants will be contacted and interviewed via Skype.