Operations Intern (Winter 2015 / Spring 2016)

About Physicians for Human Rights
For nearly 30 years, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used science and medicine to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations.
A Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate, PHR is a global organization founded on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to stop human rights violations. PHR’s investigations and expertise are used to advocate for the protection of persecuted health workers and medical facilities under attack, prevent torture, document mass atrocities, and hold those who violate human rights accountable.
For more information about PHR, please see our website at www.physiciansforhumanrights.org.
Internship Summary
An internship in PHR’s operations department provides an opportunity to gain direct experience in supporting a global nongovernment organization. This internship is ideal for anyone looking for a career in non-profit management.
The intern will be mentored by the HR Manager with the aim of becoming familiar with a broad spectrum of operations functions including administration, human resources and information technology.
The intern will be exposed to a variety of projects and assignments in line with their educational goals and career interests. Some of these responsibilities, projects, and assignments might include:
  • Creating and maintaining an effective staff recruitment and outreach strategy
  • Maintaining the smooth and effective functioning of an office
  • Liaising with IT service and internet providers to troubleshoot basic phone and internet problems
  • Developing and updating office systems and inventories
  • Database management
  • Organizing events
Qualifications and Experience
  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree in business administration, nonprofit management, international relations or a related field
  • Interest in and commitment to human rights
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and professionally in a multi-faceted organization
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, commitment to data accuracy, and follow-through
  • Openness to working with individuals from all different backgrounds
  • Self-motivated and able to “own” projects from start to finish
Location and Hours
  • The development intern will be based in PHR’s New York office in midtown Manhattan
  • Will require a minimum of 20 hours/week
  • Hours can be flexible to accommodate different types of schedules
  • The position will commence as soon as possible, with at least a 3-month commitment
  • This is an unpaid position with an opportunity for school credit
Physicians for Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in its work and staff.

Please send a cover letter and resume to resumes@phrusa.org. Include “Operations Intern Winter 2015/Spring 2016” in the subject line.