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Jobs & Opportunities

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights encourages and appreciates all assistance in the fight for social justice. Listings for volunteer, internship and employment opportunities have been provided.

The RFK Center is committed to attracting and maintaining a high quality, dedicated, and diverse work force. The RFK Center 501c3 not for profit organization and an equal opportunity employer.


Job Announcement: Manager of Major Gifts

Reporting to the Chief Institutional Advancement Officer, the Manager of Major Gifts will be responsible for the overall management of the major gifts program, which is charged with managing relationships and securing support from donors who are capable of making significant gifts. Working closely with the Chief Institutional Advancement Officer, the Manager of Major Gifts will implement a plan for the RFK Center’s first comprehensive major gifts campaign.

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Job Announcement: Development Intern

The RFK Development department leads annual fundraising events with high profile donors; facilitates and supports donor outreach; manages the grant preparation processes; maintains overall contact management systems; and produces high profiled events all year around. The annual Ripple of Hope Award Gala raises $2million and brings together 1,000+ distinguished guests and friends of the RFK Center for a memorable evening to celebrating our work.

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Job Announcement: Executive Office Intern

The Executive Office Interns will aid the RFK Center's Executive Office in New York in all aspects of departmental management. This is an ideal internship for a college junior or senior who is seeking to expand their knowledge of the human rights field and the workings of a fast-paced international organization.

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Job Announcement: Communications Director

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights seeks a Communications Director who will coordinate the media coverage and public profile of the Robert F. Kennedy Center across three full-time staff offices as well as a range of field-based partners operating around the world.

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Donald M. Wilson Fellowship

In 2011, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights established the Donald M. Wilson Fellowship program to provide a position at the RFK Center to one outstanding recent graduate student each year.

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Internship Opportunities

We offer internship opportunities at the undergrad and graduate levels. Deadlines for internships are listed under the graduate and undergraduate postings. Any questions should be directed to the Internship Coordinator ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


Legal Internships

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights offers legal internships for law school students.

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Advocacy Internships

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights offers advocacy internships for graduate level students. 

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Undergraduate Internships 

The RFK Center internships provide great experience for undergraduates interested in the general workings of a not-for-profit organization.

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