Internships and Graduate Assistantships

The IHR offers internships for undergraduates and assistantships for graduate students. Interns support the Institute by organizing events, publishing research relating to the IHR’s mission, posting on IHR Blog, and engaging in outreach and marketing. Graduate students coordinate some of the core areas of the Institute (e.g., the blog, the social media and marketing strategy), work on projects, and engage in research on human rights.

  • Paid undergraduate internship at the UAB Institute for Human Rights – Offender Alumni Association

    Are you interested and passionate about human rights, mass incarceration, and reentry topics? Do you have good writing and communication skills and do you love working in a team? This internship is for you! The UAB Institute for Human Rights (IHR) is looking for an intern to work with our partner organization, the Offender Alumni Association.

    What You Will Learn:

    1. You will learn about challenges of formerly incarcerated people reentering society.
    2. You will be able to bring in your personal passion on specific human rights issues.
    3. You will learn about program evaluation and impact assessment.
    4. You will contribute to the IHR team and add your voice in our work.
    5. You will have plenty of additional opportunities in related projects.

    What We Require:

    1. Interest and passion for human rights.
    2. UAB undergraduate student, major and year of study open. Knowledge of politics and current events are a plus.
    3. Strong writing and communication skills.
    4. Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
    5. Creative and flexible.
    6. Willing to meet with our partner organizations.
    7. Familiarity with Excel is a plus, but not required (we will train you).
    8. Interest in nonprofit management and community development.

    What we offer:

    1. The position begins in early September (or as negotiated).
    2. You will be expected to dedicate 5 hours per week.
    3. We pay $10/hour.
    4. Work in a diverse and enthusiastic team.
    5. Hands on experience with program evaluation, human rights, and education.

    Details:

    Please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and statement of interest (1-2 double spaced pages, detailing your interest in human rights and what you would like to contribute to the IHR team) to Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter, Director of the Institute for Human Rights, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 31, 2021.

  • Paid undergraduate internship at the UAB Institute for Human Rights

    Are you passionate about human rights? Do you have good writing and communication skills and do you love working in a team? This internship is for you! The UAB Institute for Human Rights (IHR) is looking for a number of interns to complete its team of human rights bloggers.

    What You Will Learn:

    1. You will become an expert on human rights worldwide.
    2. You will be able to bring in your personal passion on specific human rights issues.
    3. You will learn about blogging and writing for digital media.
    4. You will create, manage, and post content.
    5. You will contribute to the IHR team and add your voice in our work.
    6. You will have plenty of additional opportunities in related projects.

    What We Require:

    1. Interest and passion for human rights.
    2. UAB undergraduate student, major and year of study open. Knowledge of international politics and current events are a plus.
    3. Strong writing and communication skills.
    4. Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
    5. Creative and flexible.
    6. Willing to attend IHR events.
    7. Familiarity with WordPress is a plus, but not required (we will train you).
    8. Interest in nonprofit management and community development.

    What we offer:

    1. The position begins in early September (or as negotiated).
    2. You will be expected to dedicate 5 hours per week.
    3. We pay $10/hour.
    4. Work in a diverse and enthusiastic team.
    5. Primary access to speakers, visitors, and human rights experts.
    6. Hands on experience with blogging, human rights, and education.

    Details:

    Please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and statement of interest (1-2 double spaced pages, detailing your interest in human rights, and what you would like to contribute to the IHR team) to Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter, Director of the Institute for Human Rights, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 31, 2021. Please use “IHR-Blog internship” as the subject line of your email.

Contact Us

To learn more about internship or graduate assistantship opportunities, please contact the Director of the Institute for Human Rights, Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter.

Our Graduate Assistants and Interns

Find out more about the IHR graduate assistants and IHR interns and their work.