Human Rights First welcomes applications from foreign policy fellowship recipients who are looking for placement opportunities in the human rights sector. Applicants must have already identified a potential fellowship program in which they have applied or intend to apply.
Who We Are
Human Rights First is a non-profit advocacy and action organization with offices in New York, Washington D.C., Houston, and Los Angeles. We challenge America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they fail, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, we work where we can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms.
Our foreign policy team works with the U.S. government, foreign governments, members of the business community, and other international and local non-governmental organizations to advance a bipartisan U.S. foreign policy rooted in upholding human rights. With authoritarianism and ethno-nationalist populism on the rise around the world, this mission has never been more important.
Human Rights First is interested in hosting fellowship candidates interested in placement on our foreign policy team. We are especially looking for students or recent graduates with a strong interest in and commitment to human rights, specifically in the areas of hate speech and disinformation, ethno-nationalism and populism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism, and/or restrictions on space for civil society, with geographical emphasis on events in Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, and Poland, and well as other countries in Europe and Eurasia.
Major duties and responsibilities will include:
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
Potential fellowship candidates who are interested in pursuing placement at Human Rights First should contact Frances Woodard to discuss possibilities. Applicants must have already identified a potential fellowship program in which they have applied or intend to apply. We are most interested in fellowships that provide funding to cover salary and benefits.
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