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Internships and Fellowships
Volunteer assisting with the 2003 Awards Dinner
If you are interested in becoming involved with The Advocates for Human Rights and can commit 8-12 hours per week (September to May) or a minimum of 20 hours per week during the summer, then you should consider becoming an intern with The Advocates for Human Rights. Interns play an integral role by assisting with activities such as research, writing, client service, media development, translation, or event planning as well as administrative tasks in our projects and programs (All internships include administrative duties)All volunteer positions are filled on a need basis. The Advocates internships do not offer financial compensation.
If you are applying for an outside fellowship (i.e. you will have a source of outside funding while you intern at The Advocates) through your school or a fellowship program such as the Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship or Equal Justice Works, you must submit your application materials to The Advocates at least 4 weeks in advance of the deadline for your fellowship application. For example, if your fellowship application deadline is February 15th, then you must have your application submitted to The Advocates by January 15th. If you are applying for a fellowship, please use the application form and note that you applying for a fellowship. Proposed fellowships must be directly related to The Advocates' program areas.
Many interns are students; however internship positions are also open to others.  During the school year most interns work 8-12 hours per week. During the summer most interns work 20-40 hours per week. We have fall, spring and summer internships that roughly follow school calendars. In Addition: we seek interns for the month of mid-December to mid-January and for the month of August. You can apply for these internships specifically or extend them onto a fall, spring, or summer internship. If you are able to extend your internship, please note this on the application form. Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis up until the deadline:
Fall: September to December, applications due by August 1 
Winter: mid-December to mid January, applications due by November 15
Spring: January to May, applications due by December 1
Summer: late May/early June to August, applications due by March 15.
August: August, applications due by July 1.
To see internship descriptions for different programs, please click on the links below:
To apply for any of these internships, please download the Intern Application (Word document) and include a cover letter, resume, and either a brief (3-5 pages) writing sample or 3-5 visual samples with your application. Please email your application (MS Word) to [email protected] or mail the application to:
Intern Coordinator
The Advocates for Human Rights
650 Third Avenue South, #1240
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1940
Or fax it to: 612-341-2971.
Please note, not all programs will need interns every term. You may email [email protected] if you are interested in interning with a specific program to find out if that program is seeking volunteers for the particular time period.
The Advocates' Internship and Fellowship Application