Advocacy Internship in Paris, France

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is seeking creative, organized, passionate, and hard-working applicants for a six-month Advocacy Internship based in Paris, France. Through this program, interns can expect to gain valuable hands-on international advocacy experience. We are happy to work with students seeking academic course credit for their work. This is office-less, and unpaid internship that reports directly to the Executive Director.


Internship Dates: May 2023/ June 2023/ July 2023

Interns will:

  • Research human rights crises and issues in the Arab Gulf region and their relations to the international human rights legal framework;
  • Draft policy papers and advocacy letters to support ADHRB’s mission and advocacy in the French parliament and Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Assist in ADHRB’s preparations for engaging with the United Nations Human Rights Council;
  • Attend and report on events, briefings, and other relevant meetings in the French parliament and Ministry of Foreign Affairs during legislative and parliamentary sessions;
  • Attend meetings with international and national actors, including NGOs to discuss human rights in Bahrain;
  • Attend meetings with policymakers to discuss human rights in Bahrain and the Arab Gulf region;
  • Organize events and panels at local universities and in parliament to brief policymakers, NGO partners, and members of the public;
  • Strengthen national NGO partnerships through regular coordination and cooperation;
  • Support social media activities and provide administrative support where needed.

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in a graduate program and have 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;
  • An interest in the Middle East and North Africa, or democracy and human rights promotion;
  • Ability to commit to 40 hours per week.

Languages and Location

  • Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English;
  • This program could be conducted remotely.

How to apply

For more information about ADHRB, see

Interested in the position?

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