Intern for PRI!


PRETRIAL RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL (PRI) is searching for a qualified intern to support our policy, outreach, and operations this summer.
Get on the ground floor of a new human rights organization already cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, and many other outlets! Pretrial Rights International protects the human rights of detainees awaiting trial worldwide through legal action, advocacy, publicity, and education. We represent pretrial detainees who are jailed abroad and their families, focusing particular attention on Americans unjustly detained abroad in extended pretrial detention. We work with non-government organizations (NGOs), governments, and other stakeholders around the world to advocate for our clients and he inalienable human rights that they and millions of others are routinely denied.  We provide a forum for exposing pretrial detainee human rights abuses, advocate for state compliance with international human rights obligations for pretrial detainees, and educate the international community on the human rights and civil liberties afforded to the persons in pretrial detention around the world.
Pretrial Rights International is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, Washington D.C.-based organization.
Our intern will be responsible for assisting with the generation of programmatic content and researching and writing programmatic and organizational materials. Candidates familiar with this issue area is a strong plus. Strong research and writing skills are also required. An ideal intern will be conversant in WordPress and email marketing, and can help identify opportunities to promote our work on social media.
Location is in Washington, D.C., although intern will most likely work remotely. Full time and part time applicants will be considered. There may be an opportunity to work from an office near Union Station in D.C. Please note that primary staff are volunteers with the organization and have competing responsibilities, so the ideal candidate will be a self-starter and be able to work well independently. Also please note that the internship is unpaid.
To Apply
Please send the following (and any questions) in one PDF and one email to

  1. Resume;
  2. A short writing sample (less than 1,000 words); and
  3. A cover letter explaining why you want to intern with PRI.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 25, 2018.

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