Application Guidelines for Internships


The ICTJ internship program has been an ongoing part of ICTJ since its inception. We value providing an enriching and rewarding experience for students who are passionate about transitional justice and interested in making an invaluable contribution to communities that have experienced mass atrocities.

“I really enjoyed the brown bag lunch discussions. I loved seeing ICTJ staff members come together to learn about research their colleagues or partners worked on. And I thought that all of the brown bag lunches were extremely interesting and diverse in terms of speakers and topics.” - 2015 Summer Intern
    Internship opportunities are offered year round and are designed to place students in a rich learning environment while providing practical experience working in the nonprofit sector. Exceptional intern alumni have been hired at the ICTJ on a permanent basis; many go on to pursue further education on transitional justice or work in the nonprofit sector.

Projects vary by department, but generally include administrative, analytical, research and special project support. Interns attend weekly discussions hosted by the heads of each thematic unit, and have the opportunity to be part of a roundtable discussion with ICTJ President David Tolbert.

The internship program at the ICTJ is unpaid. Interns are expected to commit to volunteer approximately 10-12 hours per week for a period of 12 weeks. You may be entitled to receive academic credit from an accredited school, college or university for your participation in ICTJ’s volunteer student internship program. However if you are not currently a student, you are still eligible to participate in volunteer internship opportunities.

Internship positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. ICTJ is accepting applications for SUMMER 2017; the deadline for SUMMER 2017 applications is MAY 31, 2017.

Internships at ICTJPositions are available in the following departments:

  • Communications and Publications
  • Design Monitoring Evaluation
  • Gender Justice
  • Reparations
  • Truth and Memory
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources

Please email a cover letter, resume, and brief (3-5 pages) writing sample to or fax to 1-917-637-3900. Please include semester (ex. Summer 2016) and the department you are applying to in the subject line. Students should check with their academic institution to see if they are eligible to receive academic credit for their internship.