Current Internship Opportunities

Oslo Scholars Program 2022


All those interested are required to apply by Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 11:59pm with the following materials submitted to in one folder/zip file per internship you are applying for labeled [LASTNAME] [INTERNSHIP]. e.g. SMITH CANVAS

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Current Resume
  4. 2-3 pages specifying your demonstrated interest in human rights, the internship you are applying for, why you are interested in that particular internship, and why you would be a good candidate for the internship
  5. Writing Sample (3-5 pages, can be several 1-2 page samples)

Application materials will be reviewed at the IGL and then forwarded to the human rights activist(s) to whom you applied, who will make the final selections.

You can find the program in PDF form here.

If you have any questions, please email



INTERNSHIPS for the SUMMER of 2022



Albert Einstein Institution 

Oslo Freedom Fellow: Jamila Raqib, Executive Director


The Albert Einstein Institution is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the worldwide study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflict. To learn more about the institution, please visit our website at This is a period of transition for the institution as we are in the process of developing a new educational program. We are looking for an intern who is excited to join us in this time of transition and willing to operate within a flexible environment. Our intern will work closely with Jamila Raqib and other members of the team on a range of tasks. We are committed to making the summer an educational experience that meets the learning goals of our intern.


Responsibilities and duties for interns will likely vary widely during this time of transition and may include but are not limited to:

• Following world news events related to nonviolent action and preparing roundups

•Helping plan and run an educational workshop on nonviolent resistance for young children

• Conducting research to support the development of resources for the Institution’s new educational program

• Editing funding proposals and building slide decks for presentations

• Creating e-books for existing publications

• Assisting with plans for a revamp of the Institution’s social media accounts

• Attending and taking notes on meetings with activists and other partners

• Providing assistance to Institution staff on general administrative tasks



• Fluency in English, including excellent writing and editing skills

• Preference is for interns who can work the whole summer, June-August

Interns may be remote, but preference is for those who can be located in Boston



Center for Applied Nonviolent Actions and Strategies 

Oslo Freedom Fellow: Srdja Popovic, Founder and Director


The Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies is a non-profit, non-governmental, international network, oriented to educational work related to strategic nonviolent conflict. CANVAS is committed to spreading knowledge on how to build and run nonviolent movements. CANVAS founders were part of the team that organized a successful nonviolent movement, which led to the overthrow of Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic. Our mission now is to reach THE widest possible international audience, in order to share experiences and learn more on strategic nonviolent conflict

spreading this knowledge to future generations. For further information about CANVAS’ work, please visit our website


Position Title: Analytical Research Intern

The CANVAS Analytical Research intern will primarily conduct case studies, situational analyses and assist with ongoing academic research projects with our university partners. The internship can be completed remotely or on-the-ground in Belgrade. The duties of our interns are dependent on the current needs and projects of the organization at the time of their internship. CANVAS hosts interns year-round. Internships last 6 weeks to 6 months. Interns are required to work 6

hours per day, 5 days per week, amounting to 30 hours per week. CANVAS internships are unpaid.


Responsibilities include:

• Region-specific analyses and research

• Case study research

• Tracking current events

• Drafting and proofreading English language publications

• Social media management

• Research and publication of our weekly reports


Qualifications and Skills:

• Strong research and writing skills

• Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite

• Passion for the betterment of humanity and the planet, such as in areas of human and civil rights, education, 

climate justice and transitional justice

• Preferred academic and/or professional background in political science, international relations or security, 

conflict or peace studies


Additional information about internships at CANVAS can be found on the IGL’s Oslo Scholars site.



One Day Seyoum

Oslo Freedom Fellow: Vanessa Tsehaye, Executive Director


One Day Seyoum is a youth-led organization that is committed to addressing human rights abuses suffered by Eritreans. Through advocacy, campaigning, mobilization and practical assistance, we have made it our mission to support the Eritrean people. We were founded in 2013 by the niece of Seyoum Tsehaye, an Eritrean journalist who was detained in 2001, to continue his mission and has since been run by a dedicated group of volunteers. We are today one of the most prominent Eritrean human rights organizations and are looking to scale up our operations by hiring full-time staff.

We are looking for an intern to assist our team in that process. For more on One Day Seyoum, see our web site at



• Work on on our long-term strategy

• Work on fundraising strategy, grant applications and fundraising materials (such as brochures, short videos and 

updating our website)



• Passion for human rights

• Fundraising experience

• Research experience

• Strong writing skills


Internship Location: Remote or London



Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) 

Oslo Freedom Fellow: Abdalaziz Alhamza, Founder


Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently is a campaign launched by a group of non-violent activists in Raqqa to expose the atrocities committed by the regime of Bashar Al-Assad and the terrorist extremist group ”the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) against the civilian populations of the city. We shed light on the overlooked atrocities by all parties. We are a nonpartisan and independent news page. We are not tied to any political or military group. We convey the truth objectively. More information can be found on our web site at


Issues we tackle include: Counter extremism and deradicalization, Human rights, Education, Sports, Communication/technology, Journalism



• Helping to manage a $500K fund for projects

• Starting and managing an academy in Syria

• Opening a soccer field in Syria

• Starting a broadcast in Syria

• Clerical duties, including answering emails, maintaining files, and organizing documents, etc., as needed

• Assisting in preparing information and research materials; create and maintain PowerPoint presentations

• Taking notes and memos during meetings; typing up and editing documents, drafts, and reports

• Researching and gathering critical documentation

• Updating and posting supervised social media and website content; responding to web correspondence, social 

media posts, and emails



• Preference will be given to applicants who speak, write or understand Arabic

• Excellent grant writing skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

• Self-directed and able to work without supervision

• Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas


Internship Location: Remote




Oslo Freedom Fellow: Maziar Bahari, Founder


IranWire is a joint venture of a group of Iranian journalists in the Diaspora. IranWire seeks to empower Iranian citizen journalists by creating a forum in which young Iranians can discuss national and local news, providing training modules and putting Iranian citizen journalists inside the country in touch with professional Iranian journalists. We work in English, Spanish and Persian. For more information, see our web site at


Responsibilities and duties of interns may include, but are not limited to:

• Drafting articles about disinformation and public health

• Video editing short videos

• Conducting interviews with human rights activists and politicians


Internship Location: Remote




Oslo Freedom Fellow: Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury (Tutul), Founder


Shuddhashar is an online magazine, platform, and non-profit organization dedicated to exiled and at-risk writers, freedom of expression, human rights, equality, climate action, and literature. Founded in 1990 by Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury in Bangladesh, Shuddhashar became an online magazine and organization in 2017 after the successful publishing house in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was closed due to censorship and violence. Shuddhashar is operated by Mr. Chowdhury in Norway and an international editorial board. For more information, see our web site at Time commitment: Average 12 hours/week (varying with publication).


Shuddhashar invites applications for an internship to focus on social media content and the following:

• Editing 

• Writing

• Outreach 

• Publicity



• Create and disseminate diverse content on social media platforms - Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and on 


• Edit and proof-read articles to be published on Shuddhashar

• Help editors research potential writers for theme-based magazine issues (upcoming topics include: “Education 

and Censorship”; “Undocumented” [e.g. refugees, homeless, undocumented migrants])

• Suggest 2-3 names of relevant activists or scholars and conduct interview for Shuddhashar’s interview section

• Help to increase Shuddhashar subscriptions

• Make an online fundraising campaign

• Develop Wikipedia page for Shuddhashar

• Meet with Editor every 2-3 weeks via email or Zoom/Skype to discuss plans and projects



• Gain experience editing and soliciting articles

• Learn about international cases of restrictions on free speech and human rights and about refugees and exiled 

writers and journalists



• Strong writing skills with attention to details

• High level of competence in using Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

• Highly motivated, self-starter, and able to work independently and meet deadlines

• Responsible, reliable, and detail oriented

• Curious and eager to learn about other societies and people

• Willingness to take work seriously and be mindful that some writers of Shuddhashar are or have been at severe 

risk because of censorship or persecution

• Interest in diversity and inclusion, literature, social justice, human rights, and climate action


Internship Location: Remote



Now Action for Unity and Human Rights (NAUH) 

Oslo Freedom Fellow: Ji-Seong Ho, Founder


Now Action for Unity and Human Rights (NAUH) is an NGO based in Seoul that campaigns to defend human rights in North Korea and help those who escape. Since 2010, NAUH has been working to improve human rights conditions in North Korea and achieve a unified Korean Peninsula. NAUH has spearheaded awareness campaigns on North Korea’s human rights conditions, organized campaigns calling for unification, hosted cultural exchanges between South and North Korean young adults, participated in radio broadcasts that relay news of freedom for North Korea, and helped rescue

operations of North Korean refugees. For more information, see our web site at



• Assist in activities such as education programs, resettlement support programs for North Korean defectors, 

campaigns and rescue operations

• Participate in programs they want to take the initiative in, such as English education for North Korean 

defectors, teenagers, and others



• Computer literacy

• SNS utilization

• Basic Korean language skills are required

• Active interest in North Korean human rights and North Korean defectors is required


Internship Location: Remote