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WITNESS is an international organization based in Brooklyn, New York. We are an equal opportunity employer. We value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.


Please note:  When applying to Jobs, Internships, or Volunteer, due the volume of inquiries we will not be able to individually confirm receipt of your application, but you will receive an auto-reply acknowledgement. And please no phone calls—thank you for your understanding.  We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible to ensure we have ample time to review.



Current job openings are listed below and on other nonprofit employment websites such as Click on the job titles below for details and instructions for how to apply.




Please check for updates regularly - we recruit interns per semester


  • Human Rights YouTube Channel Social Media Internship – Summer 2014: Click here for details.
  • Human Rights YouTube Channel Curation Internship – Summer 2014: Click here for details.



We accept Volunteers at all levels of involvement that are interested in giving their time, talent, and skills in support of WITNESS’ work and mission.   Volunteers do not receive compensation.   You can volunteer to raise awareness about WITNESS in your local area, or lend your support in our Brooklyn office in New York City.   From time-to-time we will announce specific Volunteer opportunities for WITNESS projects (see below):


  • Volunteer Position (Temporary): Translators: Click here for details.

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2004 - 2008 Social Capitalist Award

Fast Company named WITNESS one of 45 recipients of a Social Capitalist Award for five straight years....

2007 National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences Humanitarian Award

The National Television Academy awarded its first-ever Humanitarian Award to WITNESS for its use of...

2007 New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Award

The New York Times recognized WITNESS with its Excellence in Communication Award for its use of open...

2007 American Express Building Leadership Award

The American Express Building Leadership Award seeks non-profit organizations that place emphasis on...

2007 One World Media Award

The One World Broadcasting Trust recognized WITNESS with a New Media award for its work in launching...

2006 Webby Award Official Honoree

Established in 1997, the Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the...

2005 Schwab Social Entrepreneur

The Schwab Foundation searches for leading social entrepreneurs around the world. In 2005, Schwab named...

2004 - 2008 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship supported WITNESS’s work in documenting human rights...

2003 Tech Museum Equality Award

The Tech Awards is an international awards program that honors people and organizations from around the...

2011 SIPA Global Leadership Award

SIPA’s Global Leadership Award recognizes WITNESS for its work of empowering citizens to...

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