USIDHR's Internship Program

The USIDHR Internship program provides the unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from around the world to develop their knowledge and expand their career in the field of diplomacy and human rights.

Internship Opportunities

2022 Fall Internship Applications

Sep 12 – November 28, 2022 (in person Washington, DC

Research Assistant

Social Media Officer

Communications Officer

We aim at providing students and recent graduates with adequate pre-professional preparation and practical work experience by working and engaging with the global team at USIDHR.

About the Internship Program (In Person):

This program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in unpaid internships with an intensive educational and experiential learning experience, which provides professional experience and personal growth and development within an international NGO. Interns will have the opportunity to learn how an international organization with global footprint operates, attend internal meetings and trainings, host virtual events, and organize workshops and fundraisers. This is an educational internship rather than merely a professional one. Interns will be provided with training, mentorship and support, and will get to work directly with USIDHR’s staff and management, as well as be engaged with a global network of volunteers. Interested candidates must demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills and the ability to conduct independent research and work in a team. Initiative, work ethic, technological proficiency, and creativity are highly valued. 

The Intern will assist USIDHR with a range of investigative tasks, social media content creation, and blog writing to increase the organization’s visibility. The following responsibilities can be adapted, as appropriate, to fit each intern.


  • BA Degree or equivalent in a relevant field (i.e. International Relations, Sociology, Political Science, Social Studies or Law)
  • Excellent level of written English and Communication Skills
  • Experience in blog writing or professional writing (journal articles, scientific blogs etc)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the field of human rights and diplomacy and have a personal commitment to the ideals of a better and peaceful world
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications
  • Living in Washington, DC or nearby area for the duration of the internship

Period of Internship: Sep 12th – November 28th 2022

Position requires that you are present in person for the internship. 12 weeks internship at our D.C. office. You’ll be required to work at least 2 days in office and the rest can be assigned remotely.  Internships last a minimum of 12 weeks, and interns are required to work 20-35 hours per week. 

Benefits of the internship

This is an unpaid internship, but interns get the opportunity to enroll for free in our Diplomatic Protocol Training (valued at $2500) and get certified by US Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights. Also, upon successful completion of the internship, interns will receive a certificate of internship and get a letter of recommendation from us when needed that can be used to apply for jobs, college or other internship opportunities.  

Applications close September 5th, 2022. Submit your application and resume below. Please make sure you satisfy the requirements above before applying.

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Why you're the perfect candidate for the job & why you're passionate about working with US Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights you're applying to.


Annie Delali Awunyo Ghana

I can honestly say that this has been a rewarding experience. My supervisor’s kind leadership and guidance led me to write my first published article on Human Rights Advocacy and Activism. I am grateful to have been part of this life-changing endeavor.

Malina Baranciuc United Kingdom

All the tasks and projects I was a part of during this period, empowered myself and deeply contributed to my personal development and the achievement of a new set of practical skills.

Shehla Shan Abbasi Pakistan

I learned skills related to business Etiquette during this internship and I would like to thank my Mentor Miss Isabelle Vladoiu who is very supportive, helpful, and was available for me anytime I needed her in any matter regarding this internship.