At GHRD you won’t just be making coffee and photocopies you are given actual opportunities in which YOU make a difference.
You will have the possibility to:

  • Contribute to our UN reports and media outlets
  • And many other opportunities that aid in advocating for human rights across the world
  • Build GHRD’s news outlet GHRTV
  • Attend and report on events like E.U. Parliament open sessions in Brussels or UNHRC meetings in Geneva

Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD) is looking for interns to join the team of (human rights) researchers whose work is focused on the geographical
area of East Asia which covers China (including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau), Mongolia, Japan, and the Koreas.

As an intern at GHRD, you will contribute to the advancement and protection of human rights.
Your work is primarily focused on the human rights violations against minorities or marginalized groups in the East Asian countries.

Your Work:

As an intern, you will be part of a diverse team and work under a
supervisor. Your tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting (legal) research on the human rights violations that occur in these areas;
  • Write daily news articles, research articles, and reports, and;
  • Monitor international and domestic human rights legislation and
    its developments;

Your qualifications:

  • You have a degree, or are currently pursuing a good academic record in a relevant field to this work;
  • You are fluent in English;
  • You have excellent writing, researching, and communication skills;
  • You have a solid knowledge of international human rights law;
  • You are flexible, creative, and adaptable;
  • You are driven and highly motivated;
  • You are attending to details and diligent, and
  • You have a deep passion for human rights, researching, and
  • Previous experience is not required but can be considered
    an important asset.

What we offer you:

  • A meaningful and educational internship of 20 hours per week;
  • Multi-cultural working environment and impactful work;
  • Possibility to attend events, and demonstrations, and build a solid network;
  • Possibility to work remotely and with flexible hours, and;
  • The internship consists of a minimum period of 3 months
    to begin at a mutually agreed time with your supervisor.

We regret to inform you that we are unable to pay you at this stage.
Instead, at GHRD, you have the opportunity to have an eventful,
educational and exciting internship, from which you will enhance your
knowledge of all things human rights on a more global level. Part of your
job is to advocate the rights of those who cannot advocate themselves.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV and a motivational letter of why you are the best candidate
for the internship to addressed to
Mandakini Jathavethan (she/her) with the subject “Internship | Team
East Asia” before 30 September 2022. Interviews will be scheduled to take
place in the following 7-10 days. We expect the internships to
commence from mid-October.

We welcome applications from the citizens or residents of East Asian
countries, or those with lived experiences in these states.

Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD) is looking for interns to join our Southeast Asia & Pacific Team from September this year.

Global Human Rights Defence is an UN ECOSOC NGO based in The Hague, the Netherlands, which is focused on actively promoting and protecting
human rights of minorities and marginalized groups in order to enhance their socio-economic status. Through our new TV channel, GHRTV, we hope to make this real.

As a potential GHRD intern, you will contribute to the advancement, protection and promotion of human rights. You will be responsible for
monitoring and reporting human rights violations taking place in the Southeast A

Your Work:

You will be part of a team assigned to a supervisor, and your role can include the following tasks:

  • Conducting legal and non-legal research on the human rights developments in the Southeast Asia & Pacific region
  • Monitoring relevant human rights legislation of countries in question
  • Writing articles and reports
  • Conducting interviews
  • Creating content for short documentaries.

Our requirements:

  • You have a degree with a good academic record which is relevant to this field of work
  • You are fluent in English. Moreover, knowledge of any other European languages will be considered as an advantage
  • You have a decent writing, research and communication skills
  • Interest and / or knowledge concerning international human rights law is a plus
  • You are flexible and adaptable
  • You are driven and highly motivated
  • You are attentive to details and diligent
  • You are friendly and able to be a cooperative team member
  • Previous experience is not required but is a plus
  • You are preferably based in the Netherlands, however, please feel free to apply if you are based somewhere else as this internship can be conducted remotely.

Our Offer:

  • A certificate as proof of your work and / or a recommendation letter
  • An exciting and educational internship of 20 hours per week
  • Possibility to work remotely and on a flexible schedule
  • Multi-cultural environment and impactful work
  • Possibility to organize and attend events, demonstrations and build a solid network.

The internship is being offered for a minimum period of 3 months
beginning on a mutually agreed date.


How to Apply:

Please send a CV and a Cover Letter with the subject “Internship
application – Southeast Asia & Pacific Team” to

Also, please do not hesitate to contact this email address in case you have any additional questions. The deadline for the applications is 23:59 GMT 5th of September 2022. We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis.

Please note that this internship is unpaid. GHRD is an equal opportunity employer

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