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- "Flexible hours, decent pay, great colleagues, international reputation, many opportunities for networking and travelling." (in 14 reviews)
- "Great people to work with!" (in 13 reviews)
- "The benefits are good" (in 11 reviews)
- "Gives opportunity to make a difference in peoples lives." (in 5 reviews)
- "it certainly was a friendly work environment" (in 4 reviews)
- "It is an unpaid internship and living in New York City is very expensive so you have to find means to support yourself" (in 15 reviews)
- "There is little substantive work and support staff are made to feel guilty if they need to take overtime." (in 6 reviews)
- "My managers & colleagues were constantly working and I felt I had to keep up with the break" (in 4 reviews)
- "My management balked when I inquired about providing a travel stipend for interns (even to partly cover commuting costs!), and gave the classic, 'interns are paid in experience,' line." (in 4 reviews)
- "“Gotcha” culture of competition and bullying; toxic environment." (in 4 reviews)
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- 5.0Aug 17, 2019InternFormer Intern, less than 1 yearLondon, England
Good access to senior staff; interesting colleagues; friendly atmosphere; brilliant charity; mostly interesting work.
Some mundane administrative tasks but that is expected with an internship of this nature.
- 5.0Apr 20, 2017Anonymous InternFormer Intern
Hard-working, idealistic, kind, and efficient staff. Great energy and teamwork.
Internship positions with HRW are unpaid.
- 2.0Mar 21, 2017SummerChildren's Rights and DevelopmentFormer Intern, less than 1 yearLos Angeles, CA
good exposure to international human rights org
incredibly boring work given to interns, at least in LA office. internship is exclusively administrative regardless of department. you basically are an unpaid secretary for a summer. it's too bad because i love the organization's work as a whole, but this was really bad.
- 4.0Dec 13, 2016Anonymous InternFormer Intern
One of the best internships ever taken. Take advantage of the intern speaker series hosted over the summer and ask staff for coffee. The staff at the NYC office were very willing to grab coffee and give advice. Also, the office is located at the Empire State Building :)
It is an unpaid internship and living in New York City is very expensive so you have to find means to support yourself
- 4.0Dec 1, 2021InternFormer Intern, less than 1 yearNew York, NY
The company's mission is altruistic and something to believe in and they offer mental health services in case the subject matter is taking a toll on you. My coworkers and managers were fantastic to work with.
I saw no evidence of a healthy work-life balance. My managers & colleagues were constantly working and I felt I had to keep up with the break-neck pace despite being in school while interning there. It seems like the culture needs to improve upon the old adage of taking care of yourself before you can take care of others. Internship was unpaid.1
- 5.0Oct 1, 2021Research InternFormer Intern, less than 1 yearNew York, NY
- Quiet and independent workplace environment - I did informational interviews with research assistants, researchers, and division directors. They were very friendly and wanted to help me advance in a human rights career.
- I didn't receive training for drafting a written piece - My internship was unpaid at the time
- 3.0Aug 11, 2017Anonymous InternFormer Intern
You get to see how the second largest human rights organization in the world run its day-to-day business, and meet human rights researchers doing fascinating and important work.
The internship experience depends on what section and what supervisor you're with. If you are applying to a more administrative section, don't expect to be doing research work (which was what I was hoping for). You may be better off accepting a more interesting position at a smaller NGO.