Amnesty International is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. As one of the most internationally recognized groups of its kind, Amnesty is independent of any government, political ideology, religion or economic interest. It is a democratic, self-governing body; all policy decisions are made by a voting international council. The organization has over 2.2 million members, supporters and subscribers in over 150 countries and territories in every region of the world. Amnesty’s national sections and local volunteer groups are primarily responsible for funding the movement.
The International Law and Organizations Program (ILOP) of Amnesty International offers five internships: three in the London office, one in the U.N. office in Geneva, and one in the U.N. office in New York. ILOP leads the organization’s work on the U.N. and regional intergovernmental organizations. These internships last for a six-month period, from January to June and from July to December. Various programs at the International Secretariat in London offer other volunteering opportunities in addition to the internships, on an as-needed basis. Most Amnesty field offices offer volunteer opportunities, and offices are located all over the world.
Open to current college students, grad students and college graduates of all ages. Requirements vary by position. Language skills are necessary for several positions, including the Geneva internships.
1 Easton Street
London, WC1X ODW
Phone: +44 20 74 13 55 00
Number of Interns: Varies
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students
New York, NY