Become an Intern
APPLICATIONS FOR INTAKE 2 OF 2013 ARE NOW CLOSED
APPLICATION OPENINGS FOR INTAKE 1 OF 2014 WILL BE ADVERTISE HERE AROUND OCTOBER THIS YEAR
Interns play an integral role in the running of Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand. Our Internship Programme is designed to ensure that participants are given a rewarding and valuable experience.
We run two intern intakes per year. Days and hours are flexible - but interns are required to work at least 30 hours per week, with preference given to those who can commit to more hours.
Click HERE for the application form. Click on each internship to see full job descriptions
All internship positions are unpaid and based in Auckland.
Click here for FAQ's on our Internship Programme.
Our International Secretariat in London, and its seven global offices also run an internship programme. Interns are generally recruited for a four to six month period, to carry out administrative and project-related work within the Media and Audio Visual, International Law Organisation, Policy and Evaluation, Americas, and International Fundraising programmes.
Click here to see more about Internships with our International Secretariat.
Testimonies from past Interns
"Working as an intern at Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand has given me great exposure to the non-stop hard work that Amnesty International does around the world. The commitment to helping others that so many people working for Amnesty International make is inspirational. It is reassuring to know that there are so many great people out there who care so much, nearly always about people they don’t, and never will, know. I have loved having the opportunity to be part of such a great organisation and develop a whole range of new skills which the advocacy and research internship has provided." - Juliet Lawson, Advocacy Intern, 2012
"I really enjoyed these five months at Amnesty Aotearoa New Zealand. This internship, for the first time in my life, gave me something to do that actually felt important. I was able to improve and acquire a wide range of skills while simultaneously enjoying the social aspects of a relaxed yet unbelievably determined and focused work environment. I will always appreciate this opportunity that Amnesty Aotearoa has given me." Kevin Maier, Media & Communications Intern 2012.
"What’s incredible about working for Amnesty International is that, no matter which section you work for, or the role you have, you are part of a united global movement that is working toward the same goal: to protect and promote human rights all around the world. As an intern at Amnesty, I felt that my small but important role made a extremely valuable contribution to the work here in New Zealand, which is crucial in bringing about a real change in human rights. I have learnt a lot as the Campaigns intern, and I especially enjoyed working with the fantastic and inspiring staff. The internship was a great experience for me because for the first time I was doing something I truly believed in and was surrounded by people with the same views and beliefs!" Sara Daneshvar, Campaigns Intern 2012.