Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) – Human Rights Internship Programme

    Apply by: January 31, 2015
    Organization: Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)

    The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) was founded in 1991 in Manila, Philippines, and moved to Bangkok, Thailand in 1994. FORUM-ASIA is a membership-based organisation, with 47 member organisations in 16 countries across South Asia, Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia.

    Our mission is to promote and protect all human rights, including the right to development, through collaboration and cooperation among human rights organisations and defenders in Asia. Our objective is to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights and democracy in Asia and beyond by consolidating Asian human rights movements through effective collaboration with members and partners on international solidarity action as well as engagement with states and other stakeholders at national, regional and international levels.


    The Human Rights Internship Programme aims to provide on-the-job training opportunities to students or graduates from a range of educational and professional backgrounds. Interns will have the opportunity to deepen their theoretical knowledge on human rights and acquire practical skills required for engaging with different advocacy, campaigns and research on the situation of human rights in Asia. Furthermore, they will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding of human rights challenges in Asia. Interns will also acquire practical experience of work in NGOs and civil society in Asia.

    The Human Rights Internship Programme is part of FORUM-ASIA’s wider efforts to develop a next generation of human rights defenders equipped with leadership and skills for strategic advocacy actions. This effort will also help to strengthen civil society organisations and human rights movement as a whole. This programme is currently designed for FORUM-ASIA Bangkok office.

    Available positions:

    • East Asia and South Asia Programme Intern;
    • Human Rights Defenders (HRD) Programme Intern;
    • United Nations Advocacy (UNA) Programme Intern;
    • Information, Communication and Publication (ICP) Programme Intern.

    Deadline: 31 January 2015
    Length: 6 months, starting from 1 March 2015 till 31 August 2015 except UNA internship (starting from mid-January or 1 February)
    Location: Bangkok, Thailand

    Interested applicants must submit the following:

    • A copy of your completed Internship Application Form;
    • A resume and a cover letter (PDF file) explaining interest in a specific programme or project.

    Completed applications must be sent by email to FORUM-ASIA at [email protected] by 31 January 2015. Late application will not be considered.

    Please click here to download the Internship Announcement
    Please click here to download the Application Form