internships - Equality Now


Equality Now has summer 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 and most internships are unpaid.

Open Internships

New York City

Summer Internship

The summer intern will have the opportunity to work across all of Equality Now's program areas and the Communications or Development departments. 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, contributing to development campaigns, and/or assisting with communications projects. 

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 relevant skills, experience, and interest. 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. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2020. 

New York:



Equality Now is an Equal Opportunity Employer.