Working at ECCHR

Work with us

Together with affected parties and our global partner network, we intervene legally to combat human rights violations and to advocate for the enforcement of universal human rights.

Are you interested in a job at ECCHR? Learn more about us as an employer and our open positions here.


Fight for justice!
We support those affected by human rights violations in their struggle for justice, hold those responsible accountable, and seek to contribute to social change by making injustice visible. 

People at ECCHR 
Our work benefits from the diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from people of all cultures and backgrounds with their diverse experiences. We create the necessary conditions to enable all colleagues to work independently.

A global network 
Diverse, challenging, international – you will work together with partners worldwide and enter into dialogue with lawyers, artists and activists. 

Room for growth 
Open to new ideas? We are a dynamically developing organization – and you can develop with us. We offer you spaces for creative freedom.

You will fit in with us if...

  • you want to do meaningful and challenging work in an internationally active human rights organization 
  • you want to help expose structural injustice and make human rights a universal reality
  • you seek continuously to further your education 
  • you are interested in discussions, exchanges and critical-progressive human rights work 
  • you are enthusiastic about human rights issues and enjoy interdisciplinary thinking

What we offer you 

We offer an appreciative working environment, flexible work scheduling options and also take into account the (time) needs of parents and other people with care work responsibilities. In addition, we offer many other benefits – from a beautiful, central office space to team activities and free yoga classes. 

The benefits of working with us: 

  • 30 days of vacation
  • fair remuneration in the NGO sector 
  • option of part-time work 
  • option of home office or remote work
  • beautiful, central office space with good transport connections in Kreuzberg
  • critical and self-critical exchange with colleagues
  • regular team activities
  • annual budget for additional training
  • company doctor
  • free yoga classes


Do you have any questions? Please contact
Eva Seeliger

Tel. +49 (0)30 – 296 805 94


For questions concerning the Critical Legal Training please contact:


Looking for an internship?

The Critical Legal Training program 
Education, shared learning and cooperation in transnational networks and universities make up an essential area of ECCHR’s work. In order to foster progressive human rights work in the future, we work to generate critical exchanges with young lawyers in the framework of the Critical Legal Training program. Learn more about the program.   

ECCHR welcomes inquiries for externally-funded fellowships. Please follow the regular Critical Legal Training application process or write to application[at] for further inquiries.

International Summer School on Business and Human Rights Practice
Call for Applications: The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Tilburg Law School invite applications for an international summer school on business and human rights practice in Nuremberg in September 2024 (on-site only). The summer school is addressed to human rights practitioners and advanced students with prior knowledge on BHR who pursue / wish to pursue a career in a civil society organization.
Find here the preliminary program attached

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