Amnesty International


Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, we investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.

The Gender, Sexuality, and Identity Program seeks to combat human rights abuses targeted at individuals and groups because of their identity, and our work is based on an intersectional analysis that captures the complexity of multifaceted identities, with a specific focus for the internship in one or more of the following areas: women’s rights, LGBT rights, the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and sexual and reproductive rights.


  • Human Rights

Internship description: 

The Gender, Sexuality, and Identity (GSI) Program at Amnesty USA (AIUSA) is seeking a qualified intern to help support our intersectional work on sexual and reproductive rights, women’s rights, LGBTI rights, and the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The following components are central to the GSI Program, and the internship provides opportunities to gain experience in:

  • developing materials to be used in campaigning activities
  • advocacy discussions and public education on the issue, including in AI publications and on the webpage
  • qualitative research on intersectional identity issues and rights violations targeted at people because of their identity;
  • analyzing emerging areas of relevant global and national law and government policy;
  • tracking the progress of legislation in the United States Congress and identifying key legislative opportunities;
  • strategic campaign building and goal setting; collaborating with other interns and staff on larger-scale AI issues and campaigns. 

The internship also includes some organizational service work, such as meetings, filing, and other necessary office work.

Internship skills needed: 

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • Experience in strategic campaigning and advocacy or participatory training
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in one or more of the focus areas: sexual and reproductive rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights, the rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • The ability to produce high quality writing and analysis
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work well and easily on a fast-moving team
  • Ability to create graphics and creative one-pagers is a plus
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • A commitment to human rights and social justice

Languages required: 

English fluency required; other language knowledge preferred but not required


  • Washington, DC

How to find us: 

600 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, 5th Floor. 1 block from the Eastern Market Metro stop.

Work hours: 

35 hours week, flexible; Generally M-H 9:30-5:30

Dress code: 

Business casual (suits not required, etc.)

Office building accessibility: 


How many people work at the organization: 

In our program: 1-3; in the DC office: 40; AIUSA across US: 120

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 


Internship dates: