Our Mission & Values Guide Us

We advance human rights worldwide. We investigate wrongs, expose the facts, offer solutions, and pressure those with power to respect rights. We collaborate with people claiming their rights, learn from partners, and engage the public. Human Rights Watch upholds the freedoms and defends the protections that promote dignity, equality, and justice. Human Rights Watch is anchored by Guiding Principles that orient us in the world and by Core Values that inform our standards, practices, and treatment of one another.

Benefits of Joining the HRW Team

We couldn’t achieve our mission without our employees and the work that they do everyday. This is why we strive to support them in every way possible. We offer our employees a comprehensive total compensation package:

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Employer-paid Health Insurance for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off
  • Life Insurance
  • Rich Retirement Savings Contributions
  • Wellness Resources


Advocacy and Communications

Development and Outreach Department

Manager, Development and Outreach
Miami, Florida, United States
Silicon Valley City Director, Development and Outreach
Palo Alto, California, United States
Youth Advocacy Assistant, Student Task Force
Los Angeles, California, United States

Legal Department

International Justice Program

Counsel, International Justice Program
Multiple Locations Considered
International Justice Program Intern
New York, New York, United States

Media Department

Communcations Division

Communications Intern
Brussels, Belgium

Multimedia Division

Public Engagement and Campaigns Division

Digital Advertising Officer
Multiple Locations Considered

Operations Department

Global Human Resources Division

Recruitment Officer, Global Human Resources
Multiple Locations Considered

Program Department

Strategy Design Specialist
Multiple Locations Considered

Africa Division

Advocacy Director
Multiple Locations Considered

Americas Division

Americas Division Intern
Multiple Locations Considered

Asia Division

Deputy Director, Asia
Multiple Locations Considered

Disability Rights Division

Disability Rights Division Intern
New York, New York, United States

Europe and Central Asia Division

Advocacy Director
Brussels, Belgium

Middle East and North Africa Division

Lebanon Researcher
بيروت, Beirut, Lebanon