Development Research Intern


The International Center for Transitional Justice is an international nonprofit organization specializing in the field of transitional justice. ICTJ works across society and borders to challenge the causes and address the consequences of massive human rights violations. We affirm victims’ dignity, fight impunity, and promote responsive institutions.

This internship is an opportunity to gain experience in and understanding of the funding field and trends as well as increase knowledge about the practice of transitional justice. Interns should have familiarity with the field of transitional justice and human rights at large, experience with using a variety of research tools, be a fast learner, and take initiative and pride in their work. ICTJ values personal development and enthusiasm for learning.

Duties may include:

  • Research of potential donors including foundations, corporations, and individuals
  • Research support for proposals and other development materials


  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to show initiative
  • Professional demeanor and superb verbal communications skills
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently, sometimes under demanding deadlines
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Interest in philanthropy, fundraising, and nonprofit management
  • Interest in transitional justice
  • Interns must be enrolled in a degree program at the time of the internship and should preferably receive academic credit for their internship

Availability and Reporting

  • Interns must be available to work at least 2 days per week
  • Interns will report to Director of Development

Application Procedure:

Please send your resume and a cover letter describing what you hope to gain from an internship with ICTJ. All materials should be submitted to and include DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH INTERN in the subject line. We are currently searching for an intern for the Spring term. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.