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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: Communications Officer

RFK Communications coordinates the media coverage and public profile of the RFK Center across three full-time staff offices in Washington, New York, and Florence, Italy, as well as a range of field-based partners operating in Sweden, Mexico, Western Sahara, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and various US sites including Southern California and the Gulf Coast.

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Job Announcement: RFK Compass Conference Program Coordinator

The RFK Compass Conference Program Coordinator is a full-time position, created by the RFK Center to coordinate and manage the conference and education program logistics of the RFK Compass program. In this capacity s/he is responsible for overseeing and participating in the execution of the multiple components necessary for the Compass annual conference series and coordination support of the Compass education classroom, workplace and online delivery platforms.

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Job Announcement: Staff Writer

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights seeks a communications professional to help convey the mission, goals, and activities of the organization to press, fellow advocates, field partners, donors, and the general public.

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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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Communication Internships

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights offers communications internships for undergraduate level students looking to gain experience in outreach and communications for non-profits.

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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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Executive Office Intern

The Executive Office Intern will aid the RFK Center's Executive Office in our New York office in all aspects of departmental management.

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Intern, Project SEATBELT

The mission of RFK Project SEATBELT is to create the conditions at home, at school, and in the community so that treating EVERYONE with respect becomes the norm – in other words, it becomes as automatic as putting on a seat belt in a car.

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