Career Guide

Human Rights & International Law

The magnitude of human rights challenges today far exceeds the capacity of institutions to address them. Increasingly there is a link between international development initiatives and human rights, with aid being tied to issues of democracy and governance. Similarly, public awareness of human rights has increased attention on the private sector. Consequently, the demand for graduates with expertise in international relations and cross-border transactions will continue to grow.

Pro Tip:

Sponsor a letter-writing or awareness campaign in your community to gain practical experience in organizing and explaining human rights issues to others. That experience can also provide you with a specific project to discuss in job and internship interviews.

Skill Sets & Experience

  • Experience working on social issues

  • Functional expertise in areas such as law

  • Critical thinking

  • Foreign language proficiency

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral

  • Overseas experience

  • Regional expertise