New York City hosts a broad range of organizations that work on human rights issues, including numerous women’s rights groups, immigrants’ rights groups, workers’ rights groups, and groups that deal with criminal justice concerns. Students at Hunter are extremely well-placed to find a rewarding internship with a nongovernmental organization or a governmental agency that addresses issues of importance.
Among the many NYC-based organizations with active undergraduate internship programs are the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), Human Rights in China (HRIC), the Vera Institute of Justice, the Brennan Center for Justice, and Human Rights First, to name just a few. Hunter students have done internships with such organizations as Madre International, Families for Freedom, Human Rights Watch, Make the Road New York, the Maysles Cinema, and ManUp.
Moreover, during the summer Hunter students are not limited to internships in NYC. There are many human rights internship opportunities in other cities, including Washington, DC, as well as with organizations based abroad. Students who would like more information about such opportunities should speak to the director of the Human Rights Program.