Special Events Intern

Physicians for Human Rights


  • Location: New York
  • Salary: unpaid
  • Closing Date: 28/02/2017


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) produces an annual gala each April in New York City. The gala is an important event for attracting new PHR members and supporters and volunteers, as well as raising funds to support the work of PHR and raising the organization’s public visibility. The special events intern will be mentored by the development associate and will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with all aspects of event management and fundraising for PHR’s annual gala. Projects and tasks the intern may work on will include:

• Researching high-profile individuals who will be in attendance, helping to identify and researching potential sponsors, committee members, and event attendees.

• Assisting the development associate and major gifts manager with event logistics.

• Maintaining and entering data into the Raiser’s Edge event module, PHR’s donor database.

• Assisting with mailings, filing and special projects as needed for the development department.

• Taking part in conducting post-event analysis, evaluating event attendance, and follow-up strategies as needed. The intern will also have the opportunity to attend departmental and staff meetings, as well as regular learning and social events with other interns and staff from PHR to round out the learning experience and complement career mentoring provided by the development associate.


• Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program of study.

• Strong interest in human rights.

• Resourceful in performing research on the internet and through other channels.

• Well organized, detailed oriented, and able to maintain confidentiality.

• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and professionally in a multi-faceted organization.

• Openness to working with individuals from all different backgrounds.

• Self-motivated and able to “own” projects from start to finish.


• The development intern will be based in PHR’s New York office in midtown Manhattan.

• Hours can be flexible to accommodate different types of schedules.

• The internship requires at least a 12-week commitment.

• This is an unpaid position. Students may be able to arrange academic credit, and should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.


Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] Include “Special Events Intern, Spring 2017” in the subject line. Applications must be received no later than Friday, February 3, 2017.


A Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is a global organization founded on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to stop human rights violations. PHR’s investigations and expertise are used to advocate for the protection of persecuted health workers and medical facilities under attack, prevent torture, document mass atrocities, and hold those who violate human rights accountable. For more information about PHR, please see our website at www.physiciansfor humanrights.org. Physicians for Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in its work and staff.