The best advice I was given when looking to get into human rights was to volunteer as soon as possible in something that interests you. The skills you learn will be transferable to human rights or development.
Being in the places where the roles are available will ensure that you will meet the right people whilst staying informed about the sector. Securing employment or an internship is much more effective when your CV is handed directly to someone or placed directly onto a director’s desk instead of arriving to a full email inbox.
Pursue volunteering opportunities – they don’t always lead to paid work, but they’re still a great foot in the door and a way to build your resume while doing something meaningful in your community.
I’d say right now the best advice I can give is to be persistent and pragmatic. Persistent in that you might only get one response per 20 applications so you just have to keep applying, and pragmatic, in that you need to really bring something to the table when coming to international development. Name: Giles Dickenson-JonesMain country of residence: Australia…