internships - Equality Now


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.

*Internships are unpaid

Internships by Office

New York City

Communications Intern Summer 2019 - closed for Summer 2019

Special Events Intern Summer 2019

Programs Intern (rolling)

The programs intern will have the opportunity to work across all of Equality Now's program areas. Tasks include: conducting legal and fact-finding research and assisting program officers in running advocacy campaigns by drafting actions and campaign correspondence, attending meetings, and participating in other advocacy efforts. Law students strongly preferred. 


Communications & Outreach Intern

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 and content management.

Research & Campaign Intern - 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.


Communications Volunteer Spring/Summer 2019 

How to Apply

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. 

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:



Equality Now is an Equal Opportunity Employer.