The Coalition for Human Rights in Development is a global coalition of social movements, civil society organizations, and grassroots groups working together to ensure that development is community-led and that it respects, protects, and fulfills human rights. We do so by making sure that communities have the information, power and resources to determine their own development paths and priorities and to hold development finance institutions, governments, and other actors accountable for their impacts on people, peoples and the planet. Download the Coalition overview here. Read our Impact Report 2016 to learn more about our work (download the full report: English, Spanish, French).


Coalition for Human Rights in Development members are not-for-profit civil society organizations, social movements, and community groups committed to ensuring that all development finance institutions respect, protect, and fulfill human rights. Click on this map to explore our members and learn more about their work.

If your organization is interested in applying to become a member, please contact us at contact@rightsindevelopment.org


The Coalition for Human Rights in Development is coordinated by a Steering Committee whose members serve for two-year renewable terms. The Steering Committee includes:

The Coalition operates as a project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, which serves as our fiscal sponsor.


The Coalition is supported by an International Secretariat:




Jobs and Internships

The Coalition is seeking qualified individuals for advocacy, communications, and translation opportunities in human rights and development finance.


Program and Communications Associate

Program and Communications Associate will serve within the International Secretariat to 1) support Coalition coordination and advocacy efforts and 2) help us tell the stories of our members and their work fighting for rights-respecting development. The Associate will ideally be housed within one of our member organizations around in Africa, Asia, Latin America, MENA or Central and Eastern Europe.

Regional Coordinator  – Asia, Africa, Latin America

We are seeking Regional Coordinators for Asia, Africa and Latin America to serve as part of the International Secretariat, supporting member outreach, coordination, and advocacy campaigns to change international development processes and advance human rights. Positions are based in the region.

The following internships and fellowships are also available for SUMMER 2018:

Human Rights Intern – Spring 2018

The Human Rights Intern supports the Coalition’s advocacy activities, which may include assisting in the development of advocacy tools, discrete research assignments on trends in development finance and human rights, preparation of case studies, attending and reporting on Coalition meetings and events, providing support to working groups, and providing some administrative support.

Human Rights Fellow – Spring 2018

The Human Rights Fellow supports the Coalition’s advocacy activities through in-depth research, as well as through writing on trends in development finance and human rights, preparation of case studies, attending and reporting on Coalition meetings and events, and providing support to working groups, with responsibilities adjusted accordingly. Fellowship positions are geared toward advanced graduate students and professionals with advanced research skills.

Communications Intern – Spring 2018

Communications Intern supports the global, multilingual communications of the Coalition. The internship is based in Washington, D.C. or remotely. For more information please visit the link above.

Human Rights and Development Finance Translation Intern – ongoing

The Coalition is seeking undergraduate students, graduate students, and graduates bi-lingual in French or Spanish for the opportunity to gain experience in translation in the field of human rights and development. For more details, please see the link above.