Index to Listings of Careers in Human Rights (Click a link to view its listings)


Job Banks

Career Center at the University of California, Berkeley

Human Rights Internet - various human rights jobs

Human Rights Job Board

Nonprofit Career Center

Relief Web - humanitarian vacancies

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Organizations, UN Employment Information and Assistance Unit  - International vacancy announcements at the United Nations and other international organizations  

General Job Listings

Chronicle of Higher Education - academic job listings

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Human Services Career Network

International Civil Service Commission - listing of many diverse jobs

Job listings at Derechos

Jobs Unlimited - listing of international jobs from The Guardian (UK)

Non Profit Jobs Center

Nonprofit Charitable Organizations - information on job and funding

One World

Philanthropy News Digest;jsessionid=ZCD4YYTVZLOUWP5QALRSGXD5AAAACI2F

Russian Speakers - Jobs

Sustainable Development Job Bank  

Domestic Non-Governmental Organizations

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

American Refugee Committee

Center for Victims of Torture

Children's Defense Fund

Japanese-American Citizens' League

Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights

National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium (Fellowships and Internships)

National Urban League

National Organization for Women  

Public Health Online  

International Non-Governmental Organizations

American Friends Service Committee

American Refugee Committee

Amnesty International
International Secretariat:
Nations Sections of AI:

B'Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories


The Carter Center

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Human Rights In China

Human Rights Watch
Job Information:
Fellowship Opportunities:

International Commission of Jurists

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

International Human Rights Law Group

International Law Institute

International Organization for Migration

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims

Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights


Physicians for Human Rights

Sierra Club International

The Project On International Courts and Tribunals

Washington Office on Latin America  

Governmental Organizations

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

ICRAF - Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Organization of American States (OAS)

World Trade Organization  

United States Government

Department of Labor (DOL)

Government Jobs - job search page

Careers in Government - job search page

United States Institute of Peace

U.S. Department of State

United States Government - Federal job openings

United Nations

Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (Arusha)

International Labor Organization (ILO)

International Monetary Fund

International Telecommunications Union

Office Of Human Resources Management

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)


United Nations Office for Drug Control (UNDCP)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

World Food Programme

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)  

Young Professional Programs

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

International Labor Organization (ILO)

World Bank


Human Rights Watch

United States Institute of Peace


Asian Human Rights Commission

International Labor Organization (ILO)

International Monetary Fund

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Organization of American States (OAS)

Organization of Chinese Americans

Rights International

Traineeship in the European Parliament

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

United States Government—internships with the federal government

United States Government—State Department

Washington Intern Foundation—internships in the Washington area

Washington Office on Latin America

World Bank—scroll down the page for the relevant information

Universities with Human Rights Centers

Columbia University, Center for the Study of Human Rights

Columbia University Law School, Human Rights Institute  

Emory University, The Carter Center

Harvard Law School Human Rights Program

Harvard University, University Committee on Human Rights Studies

New York University, Center for War, Peace and the News Media

Notre Dame Law School, Center for Civil and Human Rights

University of California, Berkeley, Human Rights Center

University of Chicago, Center for International Studies Human Rights Program

University of Cincinnati Law School, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights

University of Michigan, Program in Refugee & Asylum Law

University of Minnesota Human Rights Center

Washington College of Law, American University, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

For an extensive list of human rights programs and initiatives offered by academic institutions around the world, go to University Links, an online service offered by the University of Chicago’s Center for International Studies Human Rights Program  

Human Rights Resources

Kennedy School of Government Career Services  
Contact:  Judith Coquillette—she specializes in the public and NGO sectors, mainly on the International scene

University Committee on Human Rights Studies, Harvard
A comprehensive listing of opportunities and resources in the Human Rights Field.

University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR)
Human rights job opportunities, labor/worker rights links, and human rights curricular resources