By Robin Van Auken on Volunteer Forever

Are you ready to step up for gender equality, education, and basic rights for all? It takes a courageous activist to defend others, especially in countries where basic human rights are mostly ignored. If you feel the call to build hope, wage for peace, and fight the scourge of disease, take a look at an international internship that places you on an impactful program that supports and promotes the rights of others, particularly women and children.

When you accept the first step in a career that aids others, either through social work or empowerment of human rights, you join millions of other caring individuals who are striving to achieve the civil and political rights and responsibilities enumerated by the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights and a growing body of public international law.

Looking to gain insight into a career in law or social advocacy? Maximo Nivel is one international organization that can connect you with outstanding programs that let you work with change agents and other social workers who are focused on empowerment, gender issues, and social justice. Or, join Intern Abroad HQ in South Africa, and work for women’s rights. As well, take a look at the opportunities offered by Volunteering Solutions, including one in war-torn Cambodia that allows you to assist NGOs as they rebuild an entire country, including its financial base.

If you’re well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable, and have a compassionate interest in international human rights, then keep reading and consider an internship with one of the trusted, featured partners below.


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