Summer 2018 Internship

Worker Rights Consortium


  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Salary: A stipend will be available for this position. The WRC also welcomes interest from students who have obtained summer funding from other sources.
  • Closing Date: 28/02/2018

The Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) is seeking an Intern for summer 2018. Internship applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; interested individuals are encouraged to apply by February 28.

About the WRC: The WRC is a non-profit labor rights organization dedicated to ending sweatshop conditions and protecting the rights of workers in factories around the world that produce clothing and other consumer products. We conduct independent, in-depth investigations; issue public reports on factories producing for major brands; and aid workers at these factories in their efforts to end labor abuses and defend their workplace rights. We also advocate for systemic change in the apparel supply chain.

Job Description

This intern will assist in investigative and research work aimed at exposing violations of workers’ rights and pressing for improvements for workers. This may include preparing strong written materials detailing worker rights violations at global apparel factories, conducting secondary research regarding worker rights issues in garment-producing countries, preparing short advocacy-oriented memos to present the need for action regarding specific violations, conducting analysis related to the Accord on Building and Fire Safety in Bangladesh, and preparing public-facing materials. The intern may also be asked to generate written materials or conduct research to support our development program. Exact responsibilities will depend on the timing of the internship, which will ideally begin in late May or early June and will run no longer than three months.

A stipend will be available for this position. The WRC also welcomes interest from students who have obtained summer funding from other sources.


The ideal candidate will have:

- Excellent communication skills—be able to write succinct and compelling arguments;

- Excellent research and organizational skills—be able to compile and integrate findings from a wide range of sources in a meaningful way;

- Previous experience with nonprofit, public interest, and/or labor rights organizations, whether as a volunteer or staff member; and

- A commitment to workers’ rights.

Proficiency in one or more languages spoken in key garment-exporting countries is preferred but not required.

Equal Opportunity

The WRC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religious creed, medical/physical/ mental condition, veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. People of color, women, veterans, people who identify as LGTBQ+, and people who are differently abled are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected] with “Internship” in the subject line.