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Human Rights Watch Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
25 Reviews
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Human Rights Watch full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great program for law students interested in international human rights work.

    Cons

    No opportunity for employment for recent graduates other than one fellowship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help interns with future employment tips or networking opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Human Rights Watch

    Pros

    They treat their interns extremely well, setting up a speaker series, buying interns food, etc. I didn't realize how benevolent they were being until I started interning at another place this summer. It was an interesting learning experience, especially being at an organization such as HRW which takes such strong stands.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can get a bit repetitive, but that's really a minor complaint. I would certainly want to work here after college!

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    Great organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Human Rights Watch as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    professional inspiring people doing great work

    Cons

    limited office space but no real cons great people and atmosphere would love to work full time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Organization!

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    Former Employee - Outreach and Development Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Outreach and Development Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Human Rights Watch as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great to have on resume, solid cause and results

    Cons

    Very office-based, some tedious/menial work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for interns!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    LA office was a so-so experience

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    Former Employee - Outreach and Development Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Outreach and Development Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Human Rights Watch as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to be in a laid back environment, very friendly people.

    Cons

    None of the work I did here felt important. Constantly felt like they were just trying to find tedious things for us to do to keep us busy. Was assigned very vague tasks that were often not very practical or realistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better, more clear communication about your goals with interns.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great for student

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    Former Employee - Development Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Development Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Human Rights Watch as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Was a development intern there; had a great experience as my first real exposure to a professional work environment. Friendly and open people, and meaningful work.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints. I was just an intern.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Tons of fun, no room for career growth

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    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Human Rights Watch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to fascinating issues and people. If a coordinator or associate, your superiors will expect you to move on in two years and will do everything to help you get to your next job goal. Four weeks' paid vacation. Your colleagues become your best friends. The associates and coordinators spoke 90 languages between them all (and we were under 30).

    Cons

    Terrible pay and terrible management. Big job dissatisfaction amongst coordinators and associates. Everyone is overqualified and underpaid and stuck doing terrible admin work, with exciting projects given in tiny doses to keep everyone from going on strike. The union was always involved in some fight or another about getting folks overtime pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in touch with the folks on the bottom of the hierarchy.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I was an outreach and development intern in the Chicago office for a summer.

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    Former Employee - Outreach and Development Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Outreach and Development Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Human Rights Watch as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people who work there are great. They are highly interested in what the organization is doing and your own interests and well-being.

    Cons

    The connection between the outreach and development arm of HRW and its research side is not very apparent, and the gap can be frustrating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Review kf

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Human Rights Watch

    Pros

    Work environment, friendly, casual

    Cons

    Can't think of any

  11.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Human Rights Watch

    Pros

    Great learning experience in the human rights field

    Cons

    Differing ideologies may make it tough

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