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Amnesty International USA – Boston, MA


This internship is given to an outstanding human rights undergraduate student to complete a summer internship at Amnesty International USA in Boston Massachusetts.

This eight-week learning immersion experience with the Membership Advocacy & Organizing Department in the Northeast Regional Office of Amnesty International USA.

Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.
They are currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, we investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.

This position requires an individual to be hands on and roll up your sleeves, ability to work independently with flexibility and attention to detail.

A $5,000 scholarship is provided to assist with expenses related to the internship. Open only to Human Rights Majors.

Visit http://www.amnestyusa.org/for more information.

Application Deadline: February 2

For more information about the application process, click here.

2017 Amnesty International Intern: Jessica Leach

Leach, Jessica

Jessica Leach is a rising junior at the University of Connecticut majoring in Human Rights and Environmental Studies. Jessica was a member of the Human Rights and Action Learning Community her first year at UConn which helped her become involved as a student leader for a campus-wide donation event, Give and Go, through Community Outreach. This past year she was a trip director for the Alternative Breaks program where she led a group of sixteen students to Mullens, West Virginia over spring break to complete community service revolved around rural poverty and environmental conservation. Next year, Jessica will be leading the spring break trip to Atlanta, Georgia to complete service and educate fellow students on human trafficking and human rights.

Jessica is also involved with the UConn Leadership Office’s Four Arrows team. She will become a new member in the fall to continue facilitating individual and group leadership development through team building activities and reflection. After graduation Jessica hopes to join the Peace Corps and eventually continue her human rights education with the Rotary’s Peace Fellowship master’s program.