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2018 Advocacy Internship

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is seeking creative, organized, passionate, and hard-working applicants for a six month Advocacy Internship. We are happy to work with students seeking academic course credit for their work. This is a remote, unpaid internship that reports directly to the Executive Director.


Interns will:

  • Research human rights crises and issues in the Arab Gulf region and their relations to the international human rights legal framework;
  • Draft policy papers and advocacy letters to support ADHRB’s mission;
  • Assist in preparations for engaging with the United Nations Human Rights Council;
  • Attend and report on events, briefings, and other relevant meetings during legislative sessions;
  • Organize events and panels to brief policymakers, NGO partners, and members of the public;
  • Strengthen national NGO partnerships;
  • Support social media activities and provide administrative support where needed.

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in a graduate program and have an undergraduate degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law, or a related field with:

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Motivation, strong organizational skills, and ability to be self-starting;
  • Familiarity with UN human rights mechanisms;
  • Proficiency at Microsoft Office and social media platforms, in particular Twitter;
  • A demonstrated interest in the Middle East and North Africa, or democracy and human rights promotion;
  • Ability to commit to 20 hours per week.


  • Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Additional skills in Arabic and other UN official languages are an asset.

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