Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights seeks an intern for its human rights education program, Speak Truth to Power, for the Spring and Summer 2017 semesters.

Since 1968, the RFK Human Rights has been defending human rights and working to realize Robert Kennedy’s dream of a more peaceful and just world. Speak Truth To Power (STTP) is a multi-faceted global initiative that uses the experiences of courageous defenders from around the world to educate students and others about human rights, and urge them to take action.


Interns will be asked to perform a variety of tasks in order to help with the STTP program, including but not limited to:

Researching locations for STTP photo exhibits: A 30 and 50 piece exhibition that examines issues of human rights around the world covering everything from nuclear disarmament, to children in war, environmental activism, religious self-determination and sex slavery, consisting of a series of contemporary silver gelatin prints of dramatic portraits, and wall text which employs quotations and excerpts from Kennedy's interviews of the human rights defenders.

  • Organizing the installation of the exhibitions around the U.S.
  • Assisting with event planning and internal organization
  • Assisting with curriculum development

Qualification Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree and at least one year of graduate school is preferred.  Applicants should have an interest in human rights education and event planning, must be well-organized and self-motivated, with strong teamwork and organizational skills. Must demonstrate ability to problem solve/adapt to researching a varied and diverse set of issues in a fast-paced environment.

A modest monthly stipend is available for eligible interns, and a transportation benefit is available for all interns during their time at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, list of three references, and a brief writing sample by email to:

Hiring Manager
Subject: STTP Intern