Dupont Circle; 24 employees
Staffers say they’re passionate about promoting human rights throughout the Americas—whether drawing attention to the issue of migrant children or building a coalition to push for normalized relations with Cuba. Jobs here can offer the chance to meet with heads of state and human-rights activists and to travel to Central and South America. To make sure all that passion doesn’t lead to burnout, most employees get a month of vacation. Executive director Joy Olson is praised for creating a supportive environment—she often eats breakfast with the junior staff. The coffee is fair-trade, naturally.
Perk: A paid two-month sabbatical after five years.