Oslo Freedom Forum Research Intern



Hours per week

40 hours



Application Deadline


Start Date


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New York
New York
United States


Overview of the Human Rights Foundation: HRF is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies. Our work includes effective campaigns to free political prisoners and world-class events such as the Oslo Freedom Forum that publicize human rights violators and directly support dissidents and human rights defenders at risk.

Internship Details: Full-time or part-time interns considered for internship running from January through May, with possibility of extension.

Responsibilities: The Oslo Freedom Forum research intern will work closely with the legal & policy team on the speaker selection process for the 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum in Norway, which will take place May 27-29, 2019. Main tasks will include conducting research on potential speakers, identifying topics for discussion at the Oslo Freedom Forum, and other tasks related to the Forum.

Requirements: The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, organized self-starter with the capacity to work well under pressure. Candidates should be passionate about promoting human rights in closed societies and gaining experience in the content production of the Oslo Freedom Forum. The Oslo Freedom Forum is a truly exceptional conference and as such, sound judgment, attention to detail, an ability to work under pressure, and a sense of humor are imperative. Fluency in Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Norwegian, or Russian is a plus.


$1,000/month for full-time availability. We are looking to fill a full-time internship, but if you are a great fit and can only do part-time work because of class commitments, you will be considered.

How To Apply


Please email intern@hrf.org with your resume and cover letter, using “Oslo Freedom Forum Research Intern - Application” as the subject line.