Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is seeking creative, organized, passionate, and hard-working applicants for a semester-long Advocacy Internship. Through this internship, students will be exposed to hands-on, grassroots advocacy, learning and putting into place strategies for promoting legislative change that will have widespread on the impact the lives of thousands of people. We are happy to work with students seeking academic course credit for their work. This is a remote, unpaid internship that reports directly to the Executive Director and can be undertaken at a student’s university without travel.


Interns will:

  • Research human rights crises and issues in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and their relations to the international human rights legal framework;
  • Draft policy papers and advocacy letters to support ADHRB’s mission;
  • Attend and report on local political events, townhalls, briefings, and other relevant meetings at and around university;
  • Attend meetings with local policy makers, political representatives, and senators and representatives to ask critical questions and discuss human rights in Bahrain and the GCC;
  • Organize events and panels at local universities and in parliament to brief students, teachers, and members of the public;
  • Support social media activities, including through live tweeting;
  • Support the work of the DC office as necessary.

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate will be passionate about human rights and studying towards an undergraduate degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law, or a related field with:

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Motivation, strong organizational skills, and ability to be self-starting;
  • Proficiency at Microsoft Office and social media platforms, in particular Twitter;
  • A demonstrated interest in the Middle East and North Africa, or democracy and human rights promotion;
  • Ability to commit to 20 hours per week;
  • Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English;

How to apply

For more information about ADHRB, see If you have any questions, please contact

Interested in the position?

Please send us your CV and cover letter in PDF format named SURNAME_Name_CV-CL to with subject line University Advocacy Intern.