Internship Program

At Digital Rights Foundation we believe that it is integral to engage with the youth, especially students, on contemporary issues and figuring out innovative solutions that this modern world presents us with.
The DRF Internship Programme runs every year from May to August. We aim to engage youth from different backgrounds and involve them in work, from policy and advocacy to communications. We encourage students from all over Pakistan, and from all universities to apply every year for our programme.
Our interns for 2020 are an accomplished batch of young people who are dedicated and committed to working towards an equal and safe internet for all. You can read about each one of them below and find out the projects they are working on.

Currently, our intake for 2020 has been filled. We’ll be taking in our new batch of interns in May 2021. You can email us at [email protected] to find out more and apply.

Amna Khan

Amna Khan is a liberal arts major at BNU. She is currently working as a Research Intern at DRF on issues relating to gender and online spaces.

Alina Yasir Mughal

Alina Yasir Mughal is a fresh graduate of Lahore School of Economics where she majored in economics and finance. Gender related issues have been close to her heart as a student and now she is assisting as an intern with a research study being conducted at DRF related to online violence against women.



Ayman is an Economics and Mathematics Senior at LUMS. He is part of DRF’s research team working on examining the gendered use of online spaces during COVID-19 in Pakistan, particularly social media.

Saad Rai Saad Ullah Khan

Saad is a recent graduate of the University of Oxford, where he completed his undergraduate degree in Geography. He has been President of the Oxford Forum for International Development, the largest student-run development conference in Europe. At DRF, he will work with senior research and policy team In developing fact-checking resources to combat misinformation and disinformation. He will assist the research team in narrowing down social media analysis tools. Monitoring, collection and analysis of data from social media platforms on issues of human rights and internet freedoms.

Amal Zahra

Amal is a rising Senior at Lahore University of Management Sciences, studying History, Sociology and Anthropology. Her areas of interest include storytelling, sustainability, education and gender equality. She will be working with The Digital 50.50 by writing, researching and illustrating.

Zaara Shafi

Zaara Shafi is a student at Lahore Grammar School. Zara is working on advocacy and outreach activities around digital Rights at DRF

Wafa Asher

Wafa Asher is a senior at LUMS, majoring in history. She organises around issues of gender and labour. Wafa is working as a Research intern with research and policy team at DRF.