Communications Intern


Job Description: The Communications Intern will learn directly about ICTJ’s work in key areas of transitional justice and human rights around the world. The Intern will gain practical experience of being part of a dynamic communications team, building skills in research, writing, reporting, multimedia, design, and media outreach. This role is based in ICTJ's New York City office.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for promoting social justice in diverse contexts and a strong interest in evidence-based human rights and peacebuilding work through communications. The Intern will have excellent writing and research skills, as well as a solid understanding of transitional justice concepts. Candidates with advanced Spanish or Arabic language skills will be given first preference. 

Duties may include:

  • Research on transitional justice efforts, which may include criminal justice, right to truth reparations, gender, children’s rights, and institutional reform
  • Drafting features and other texts for ICTJ’s website
  • Global and regional news monitoring
  • Reviewing and updating ICTJ’s global and country web pages
  • Reporting on conferences, lectures, and other events hosted (or co-hosted) by ICTJ
  • Monitoring and strengthening ICTJ’s online presence (Wikipedia, search engine optimization, etc.)
  • Assisting with photography, audio and video recording, editing, live-streaming, and podcasts
  • Assisting with press outreach and building lists of important influencers/disseminators
  • Design work using Adobe Creative Suite (where skills allow)
  • Posting to ICTJ’s social media accounts as directed by manager

Interns are encouraged to attend all ICTJ public events, open meetings, and other local human rights-related events to foster their understanding of current trends in transitional justice.

This is a part-time, unpaid internship based in our New York City office. Students should check with their academic institution to see if they are eligible to receive academic credit for this internship. According to Department of State guidelines, we cannot consider applications from students who are not authorized to study in the United States. However, foreign nationals with a valid visa who are enrolled in a U.S. college or university are welcome to apply.

Application Procedure

Please send your resume and a cover letter describing what you hope to gain from an internship with ICTJ, and include a short writing sample (2-5 pages). All materials should be submitted to and include code Communications Intern in the subject line. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.