About Physicians for Human Rights

Physicians for Human Rights is an organization of health professionals whose mission is to advance health, dignity and justice, and to promote the right to health for all. PHR investigates human rights abuses and works to stop them. Research takes employees to conflict zones, to AIDS-ravaged Africa and to U.S. prisons. Advocacy brings them to the offices of national and international policymakers.

Each PHR intern assists a supervisor in one of several departments. Interns help research the issues of the specific department, and in some cases help organize (and sometimes attend) conferences, working with dynamic and dedicated human rights professionals. There is a strong administrative component in all internships and staff positions alike. Possible departments include the right to health, research, No-Torture Campaign, communications and Asylum Network.


Open to current undergraduate and graduate students. Medical knowledge is not necessary, but applicants must have excellent computer and writing skills as well as an interest in human rights. Experience in organizing, research and website design is a plus for some intern tasks and positions.

Physicians for Human Rights

  • Intern Coordinator
  • Physicians for Human Rights
  • Physicians for Human Rights
  • 2 Arrow Street, Suite 301
  • Cambridge, MA 2138
  • Phone: (617) 301-4200


  • Number of Interns: 21 to 50
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


  • Boston, MA
  • Washington, DC