Research and Projects Intern – NYC

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre


  • Location: New York
  • Closing Date: 07/01/2019

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre seeks an enthusiastic, reliable, well-organized individual to support its work to advance human rights in business, with a particular focus on North America and technology and human rights. You should have some knowledge about business and human rights issues in North America. You will need the ability to concisely communicate and demystify large amounts of complex information. You should be self-motivated and able to work independently while functioning well as a member of a small team. You will need research skills, but also must be willing to do a large amount of routine data input efficiently and accurately. Attention to detail is essential.

Working with our Global Team, you will make an important contribution to furthering our vision of a world in which companies respect and advance human rights, and communities and workers are empowered to secure their rights and gain accountability for abuse. You will do so by helping us expand our organization’s coverage of business and human rights issues in the United States and Canada, technology and human rights, and the Sustainable Development Goals, among other areas.

Period: At least 3.5 months (one full semester) for at least 12 hours per week.

Reimbursement of local travel costs and lunch up to $9 for interns who do not have funding for the internship from their university is provided; we are unable to pay any stipend or salary.

Location: our office in New York City (intern may also work from home at times as agreed with supervisor). Please note that we are only able to consider applications from individuals with a valid work/internship permit.

To apply, please download and complete the application form. Send via email by 7 January 2019 to Christen Dobson at [email protected] Please include “Research & Projects Intern - NYC” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Note that we cannot accept CVs. Applications from graduate students as well as upper-level undergraduate students (juniors and seniors) will be accepted.

Next: If shortlisted, we will invite you for an interview and a written test.