Center for Reproductive Rights
  • 10-Apr-2018 to 09-Jun-2018 (EST)
  • Human Resources
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Job Title: Human Resources Intern

Department: Human Resources

Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 150 diverse professionals. Its annual operating budget is approximately $29 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.

The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 55 countries.

Internship Summary: The Center's Human Resources team is looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful, and highly organized intern with a commitment to contributing to a strong and inclusive workplace culture. This position will be responsible for providing administrative support to the team, as well as coordinating the Center's summer internship program and alumni network.

The Center is seeking candidates who can start as soon as possible and can commit 20 hours per week.

The scope of this internship will cover, but is not limited to:

  • Assist with the summer internship program, including the coordination of the program's opening and closing receptions, mentorship and professional development activities, and more
  • Updating and maintaining the Center's alumni database
  • Research new laws and policies and provide regular updates to HR department
  • Organize new hire materials
  • Other administrative tasks and projects as needed


  • To be eligible for this internship, the candidate must be enrolled in a college or university; and must be a Bachelor's candidate on a full-time basis for the fall 2018 semester.
  • Outgoing, personable, approachable, enthusiastic, resourceful, and highly organized
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential matters appropriately
  • Have the capability to multitask and adjust priorities as needed
  • Must have exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a growing group
  • Previous work experience in an office environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with event planning preferred
  • Interest in human resources, organizational development, or employee engagement a plus

How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, rsum, and a short writing sample must be included in your application in order to be considered for this internship. It is encouraged to include these application materials as attachments.

Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they come in and we will not hold the position open for any specific time period.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

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