International Center for Transitional Justice

Outline of the organisation

The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) has offices throughout the world and is headquartered in New York City. ICTJ works for justice in countries that have endured massive human rights abuses under repression and in conflict. It works with victims, civil society groups, national and international organisations to ensure redress for victims and to help prevent atrocities from happening again.

Positions available

Internship opportunities are offered year-round and are designed to place students in a rich learning environment while providing practical experience working in the non-profit sector. Projects vary by department, but generally include administrative, analytical, research and special project support. The internship program at the ICTJ is unpaid. Interns are expected to commit to volunteer approximately 10-12 hours per week for a period of 12 weeks. Applicants may be entitled to receive academic credit from an accredited school, college or university for your participation in ICTJ’s volunteer student internship program. However, if an applicant is not currently a student, they are still eligible to participate in volunteer internship opportunities. Positions are available in the following areas:

  • Communications and Publications
  • Design Monitoring Evaluation
  • Gender Justice
  • Reparations
  • Right to Truth
  • Development


Applicants must be authorised to work in the US.

Application process

Applicants should email a cover letter, CV, and 3-5 page writing sample to Applicants should include the semester and the department they are applying to in the subject line. Applicants should also check with their academic institution to see if they are eligible to receive academic credit for their internship.

Internships are periodically advertised here.