Internships - 2018

Adalah hosts international students and graduates in our offices for legal, multi-media and human rights advocacy internships each year. Adalah offers a collegial work environment, challenging and varied responsibilities, and the opportunity to contribute significantly to the efforts of a groundbreaking human rights organization.

Legal Interns

Legal interns gain practical experience in legal research and writing, as well as specialized knowledge of the legal status of Palestinians in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). Interns conduct comparative constitutional, administrative, and international human rights and humanitarian law research for Adalah's petitions to the Israeli courts, international advocacy reports, and publications. Interns should obtain grants through their law firms, law schools or other sources.

  • Minimum commitment of three months.
  • Must have completed at least one year of law school in order to apply. Law school graduates and practicing lawyers preferred.
  • Excellent English writing and legal research abilities.
  • Computer literacy including legal database research on Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, etc.
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights.
  • Previous experience in Israel/OPT strongly recommended.
  • Arabic or Hebrew language skills are helpful.
  • Self-motivated, team-player, able to work under pressure and multi-task.


Human Rights and Advocacy Interns

Human Rights and Advocacy interns contribute to all aspects of Adalah's fundraising and advocacy work. Duties include: assisting in writing grant proposals and donor reports; conducting research and writing texts for international advocacy reports (UN/EU/US); maintaining contact databases of foreign embassies, international organizations and universities; contributing to the content of our website and a multitude of other tasks.


  • Commitment of 6 months strongly preferred.
  • Minimum BA in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in relevant field (fundraising, journalism, media, advocacy work, etc.).
  • Excellent, native level English writing and editing skills.
  • Computer skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights.
  • Previous experience in Israel/OPT strongly recommended
  • Arabic or Hebrew language skills strongly preferred.
  • Highly organized, able to work under pressure and multi-task.

Media Interns

Adalah is seeking creative, multi-media oriented, social and mainstream media-saavy interns who will help us tell Adalah's story – in the courts and in the field – to new audiences in new and engaging ways. Adalah media interns contribute to all aspects of our mainstream and social media work.
  • Writing, editing, and distributing clear and concise press releases
  • Updating Adalah's website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Development of new Adalah social media platforms
  • Photo and video documentation/production, work with social media technologies
  • Establishing contacts with international media
  • Commitment of three months or more
  • B.A. or M.A. in journalism/multi-media journalism
  • At least one-year work experience in journalism/media
  • Excellent, native-level English writing and editing skills
  • Excellent computer and web skills 
  • Knowledge of multi-media design and possessing creative, effective social media tool
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights
  • Arabic and/or Hebrew language skills very helpful
  • Photography and video shooting/editing skills a big plus
No stipends are available for internships. Interns should obtain grants through their universities or other sources.
Please apply by sending a CV and letter of interest to