10 Apr : UNITED SIKHS is a international UN-affiliated NGO undertaking advocacy projects to protect and promote civil and human rights for minorities and underprivileged communities in the USA and globally. Our interns are involved in furthering that goal. We are currently looking for interns in each of the following four areas:
Legal Advocacy: Interns will have an opportunity to work with attorneys on a range of significant issues and projects. Although we cannot predict what our needs would be for each term, the duties of an intern will involve hands on work with legal cases, and legal research regarding discrimination, racial profiling, hate crimes, prisoners’ rights, indigent defense, education, free speech and national security.
Media Advocacy: Interns will also be involved with drafting press releases and articles; training for public speaking and interviews; media relations and on occasion, inquiries from the public. Film and design work is also available.
Community Organizing: While UNITED SIKHS advocacy profile includes cases on discrimination and other forms of human rights violations against minorities and underprivileged communities. UNITED SIKHS engages in community organizing around advocacy issues and preventative outreach work for the Sikh Community, hence, interns will have an opportunity to develop and participate in community organizing and awareness programs.
United Nations Coordination: Interns will attend various conferences and meetings at the United Nations, and will have a chance to learn systems at the United Nations. Interns will also be involved with the organization of UNITED SIKHS events at the UN.
We are accepting applications to our internship program on a rolling basis, and are accepting applications from interns interested in any of the above areas.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to
Summer Internships – Interns are required to commit a minimum of 30 hours/week for ten weeks, and will primarily work from our New York office. The office is located in mid-town, within walking distance of the United Nations.
Fall/Spring Internships – Interns are required to commit to a minimum of 10 hours/week, and can work from home, with occasional office visits.
Academic Credit: Academic credit has been available for past interns, and may be available through your University. We will gladly discuss our internship program with your University to explore this option, as well as work-study options, if available.