Human Rights Measurement Initiative - Summer internship

The Human Rights Measurement Initiative is seeking a high-achieving, personable, detail-oriented intern to support the activities of our busy team to help us be even more effective in our outreach activities.

Our ideal candidate is a highly organised self-starter, has an eye for detail, picks up new things quickly, with a great attitude to tackling both small and large tasks. You’ll be a great communicator, poised under pressure, have plenty of initiative and used to managing your own workload. We have a friendly team here where everyone is valued for their vital contribution to our mission.

Our successful applicant will have a strong background in at least two of the following disciplines: human rights, political science, global studies, economics, international relations, law, journalism/media studies or languages.


Work is likely to involve a combination of:

  • Data entry and database management.
  • Corresponding with human rights practitioners all over the world.
  • Using a highly secure bespoke CRM database to manage communications with research participants.
  • Assisting with the drafting of reports or funding proposals.
  • Assisting the Communications Lead with external communications, including scheduling social media posts.
  • Working in several languages on our websites and in social media material.
  • Being a part of frequent Zoom meetings with colleagues in different countries.


Internships typically last around twelve weeks over the summer months, though this is flexible. Interns work a paid 40-hour week at our Wellington office.


We also annually employ remote HRMI interns.  


How to apply


To apply please send a CV, cover letter, copies of all academic transcripts and a list of any current courses you are taking to, by midnight Monday 25th April 2022.


Applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand and be able to be based in Wellington for 12 weeks over summer 2022/23.