Apply for an internship with the Human Rights Commission

Join us at HRC for exciting projects at the forefront of social justice in the City.

What to do

Write a cover letter


  • An explanation of why you want to intern with the HRC and how your background is relevant to HRC’s work. A list of HRC’s projects can be found under the “Policy” tab of this website. However, you may also suggest additional human rights projects that you would like to explore during your internship with the HRC.
  • A preference to work in the Office of Racial Equity or the Office of Sexual Harassment & Assault Response & Prevention, or both/no preference. 
  • A description of your time commitment. We generally prefer interns to agree to at least two full days a week for a period of 3 months but are willing to accommodate students’ class schedules on a case-by-case basis.

Human Rights Commission

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94102

About internships

Office of Racial Equity interns:

  • Support building out ORE’s Citywide Racial Equity Framework.
  • Support racial equity analysis for pending legislation.
  • Other duties in keeping with ORE’s mission.

Sexual Harassment & Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) interns:

  • Conduct intakes and advocate for survivors of sexual violence who attempted to bring their cases to City Departments and received inadequate treatment.
  • Liaise with San Francisco Police Department around potential policy changes for survivors of sexual violence.
  • Work closely with community members in developing SHARP’s policy priorities.
  • Other duties in keeping with SHARP’s mission.

HRC is dedicated to non-discrimination principles and equal opportunity employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability or medical condition, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS/HIV) or AIDS-related conditions, political affiliation, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or domestic partner status, gender identity, parental status, veteran status, height, weight, or any other basis protected by law.

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Last updated August 25, 2022