Last Mile Populations Lab

Thank you for your interest in the HealthRight’s Last Mile Populations Lab! For the past 25 years, aspiring public health professionals have contributed to HealthRight’s work through engaging and experiential internship labs. We believe that offering meaningful internships is an investment that can have a substantive impact on HealthRight, the communities we serve, and the broader field of global health. With support and guidance from staff, HealthRight interns design programs, analyze project data, present at conferences, write and submit proposals, develop monitoring and evaluation systems, fund raise, publish in peer-reviewed journals, attend events, meet public health superstars, and much more.

We will begin accepting applications on October 30 up to November 30, 2017 for the spring 2018 internship program. For information about the lab, please email

To view the full job description, click here.

Program Assistant Intern, Human Rights Clinic (HRC)

The Human Rights Clinic (HRC) is a U.S.-based program of HealthRight International. The HRC recruits volunteer physicians and mental health professionals, and trains them to recognize and document signs of torture and abuse and to interact with survivors in a culturally sensitive manner. Clinicians then conduct forensic evaluations and offer expert testimony for use in survivors’ asylum and other immigration proceedings. Survivors in need of further care are referred to appropriate follow-up medical, psychological, and social services. 

We are seeking an intern who will serve as a critical member of the HRC team in NY. While this internship does not typically involve direct client contact, this position offers an excellent opportunity to gain unique knowledge and experience in cross-cutting issues related to human rights, immigration law, medicine, mental health, social work, as well as nonprofit management. The intern will be expected to participate in weekly HRC team meetings.

The ideal candidate will be able to commit 16-24 hours per week, with a commitment of 3-4 months. We are seeking a candidate who can start in December 2017 or January 2018. This is an unpaid internship position. 

To view the full job description and instructions for applying, click here.

No phone calls please. Due to high volume of applications, not all applicants will be invited for an interview.

Volunteer Physicians and Mental Health Professionals

HealthRight International seeks licensed physicians and mental health professionals in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, MD, ME, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WA and surrounding states to volunteer with its Human Rights Clinic and provide forensic services to survivors of torture seeking asylum in the United States.

Volunteers are required to attend a half-day training. Please check the events page for future training dates.

Click here to download the HRC Application.

For more information, please call 212-992-6127 or email