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Internships at PHR

The Syria Team

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) takes pride in its strong internship program. Every semester, PHR is fortunate to host a group of intelligent and passionate students who are forming the next generation of human rights advocates. Students joining the PHR intern team come from a wide range of academic backgrounds, including international relations, history, human rights and humanitarian studies, political science, medicine, public health, and law, among others.

Our interns do a range of substantive work including desk research, data analysis, reviewing video footage and documenting attacks on medical facilities in Syria, and monitoring and researching human rights developments around the world. PHR’s program affords students interested in the field of human rights with the opportunity to work closely alongside PHR experts and contribute to our mission. You can read more about the work of our past interns here.

Internships at PHR are unpaid. Students may be able to arrange academic credit, and should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.

Applicants who are offered an internship, but who are not U.S. permanent residents, U.S. citizens, or in possession of a valid student visa, must apply for a J-1 visa through a sponsoring organization. This process can take several weeks and applicants will have to incur their own costs.

Students may apply for the positions listed below based on their location, eligibility, and interest in the work of specific departments.

Fall 2018

How to Apply

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Be sure to include the internship[s] in which you are interested in your subject line (you may be interested in more than one).

You will receive an auto-response to your email indicating that PHR has received your application. Please do not call us; PHR receives many resumes and cannot reply individually to every applicant. If your skills and interests match an open position, PHR will contact you.

Thank you for considering PHR for a possible internship; we wish you well in your quest for a fulfilling position!