Human Rights Watch is an independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all. Our staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities.

We are looking for candidates that are passionate about human rights, who are determined to make an impact on peopleā€™s lives around the world. Joining Human Rights Watch means being a part of a dedicated and diverse team committed to the protection and preservation of international human rights.


Development and Outreach Department

Development & Outreach Intern
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Director, San Francisco, Development and Outreach
San Francisco, California, United States

Operations Department

Global Human Resources Division

Senior Manager, Employee and Labor Relations
Multiple Locations Considered

Information Technology Division

Program Department

Africa Division

Africa Division Intern
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Asia Division

China Director
Multiple Locations Considered

US Program

US Program Intern
Multiple Locations Considered

Our Mission & Values Guide Us

We advance human rights worldwide. We investigate wrongs, expose the facts, offer solutions, and pressure those with power to respect rights. We collaborate with people claiming their rights, learn from partners, and engage the public. Human Rights Watch upholds the freedoms and defends the protections that promote dignity, equality, and justice. Human Rights Watch is anchored by Guiding Principles that orient us in the world and by Core Values that inform our standards, practices, and treatment of one another.

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