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I want to work in Human Rights

Job roles


    Human Rights is a very varied employment sector with no clearly defined career paths, entry points, routes and structure.

    Opportunities may arise in central and local government bodies; international governmental and non-governmental organisations; charities, pressure groups and campaigning organisations; academia and law.

    There is a huge variety of roles, including research, marketing, public relations, fundraising, finance, investigation, administration, lobbying and education.
    Whatever role you are interested in, and whatever your qualifications, getting into Human Rights work is highly competitive. You will need to have relevant experience, which is generally gained on a voluntary basis, through internships or other involvement with a human rights organisation.

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Last Updated: 12/09/2019