Intern Development & Outreach

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Type Regular internship

The internship will focus on fundraising, preparing visits by international HRW researchers, organizing small events, writing donor profiles, contributing to the preparation of the annual Voices for Justice fundraising dinner and Human Rights Weekend, and maintaining contact with donors and partner organizations. Other projects may be assigned as they arise.

This internship is best suited for individuals interested in gaining experience in a small office of a large, well-organized, international non-profit organization. Interns will gain knowledge and skills in fundraising, using databases, event planning, conducting prospect research, advocacy, maintaining Dutch social media presence, and effectively communicating. To provide a valuable and well-rounded internship experience, interns may attend planning and department staff meetings and may have the opportunity to attend in-house trainings and briefings.


Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, reliable, flexible, and detail-oriented with excellent time management skills. Candidates should be interested in fundraising, advocacy, outreach, and special events within a human rights context. Written and oral command of English and Dutch are essential. Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, internet applications, database) are required. Previous experience in event planning and collaborating with a team is desirable. It is not required to be an enrolled student.

Preference for bachelor or master student No preference
Study MSc Sustainable Development
Field Social Geography and Planology
Starts August
Length Between 3 and 6 months
Location Amsterdam
Language Dutch
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Application procedure

How to Apply: Please apply immediately by visiting our online job portal at: and attaching a CV/resume, letter of interest, and writing sample. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applications and the on-going hiring procedure only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Human Rights Watch

31 August, 2018
Prinsengracht 583
1016 HT Amsterdam

Caroline Treur

Contact Faculty of Geosciences
Erika Dijksma