Equality Now has summer and semester internships for undergraduate, graduate and law school students in our Americas, Africa and Europe offices. Interns will receive invaluable firsthand knowledge on the human rights issues affecting women and girls around the world, legal advocacy techniques, international human rights mechanisms, and will help us to galvanize public support for gender equality campaigns. Internships typically last 8-10 weeks and hours/week vary by office. Please note that we are unable to arrange housing or visas.


Communications & Outreach (Nairobi - OPEN, New York - CLOSED)

Conduct online research, assist with social media advocacy, track and compile press clippings, create content in support of campaigns, help respond to inquiries from members and the public, provide administrative support. Also seeking candidates interested in web development andcontent management.

Fundraising & Special Events (New York - CLOSED) 

Conduct development research, research partnership opportunities, provide event and administrative support

Research & Campaign  (London - CLOSED, Nairobi - OPEN, New York - OPEN) – law students preferred

Conduct legal and fact-finding research and assist program officers in drafting Actions and campaign correspondence; attend meetings and participate in other advocacy efforts

Internships are unpaid.


Interested applicants should send an e-mail to the appropriate office email address below, specifying the internship type and semester or summer in the subject line. Please note that semester applications are considered on a rolling basis and that Nairobi applicants must have valid Kenyan resident status. Applications must include:

  • A Resume/CV
  • A cover letter specifying internship type and timing (Autumn, Spring, Summer or Winter). Please make sure to note any foreign language skills.
  • A short writing sample. Fundraising & Special events applicants should send a sample donor appeal as their writing sample.

Regrettably, due to the volume of applicants we receive, we are only able to respond to those who have been selected for an interview. A staff member will contact you directly to schedule an interview if you are selected.

New York: internships@equalitynow.org

Note: Semester internships are approximately 10 hours/week. Summer internships range from 15 – 25 hours/week.

London: ukinfo@equalitynow.org - CLOSED

Nairobi: equalitynownairobi@equalitynow.org

Note: We are currently seeking a French-speaking intern to work with us on Website & Social Media. Eligible applicants should be fluent in French and English, have the ability to carry out English-French/French-English translations, and possess basic skills in HTML, Dreamweaver, Drupal, and Salsa if possible. Experience with social media platforms are a plus. Experience or training/background in communication and social sciences is highly desirable. 

Equality Now is an Equal Opportunity Employer.