Human Rights

Challenge yourself, work on your personal development, learn from dedicated and passionate colleagues and assist an inspirational organisation in their work towards social justice and the promotion of human rights. Our human rights internships give you the chance to make a genuine difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of South African society whilst gaining a valuable insight into what daily life working for NGOs or advocacy organisations is really like.

Human Rights programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Social justice, Refugee work

Women’s rights

Healthcare

Youth empowerment

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Programmes available

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Key programme features

We are ready to help you design and enjoy your own Human Rights learn abroad programme. Here are the options available in the field of Human Rights.

Choice of two programmes

We have two primary programmes to suit your needs. In some instances we also offer virtual placements.

Unlimited duration as standard

You can come for as long as you need without paying any extra fees.You'll receive the same level of support.

Backed by concrete promises

We are 100% on your side. We guarantee every aspect of your trip with unrivalled promises.

Career
Focus

Need to focus on a precise niche or two? No problem! Your programme can focus on your specialist areas.

Immersive cultural experience

We'll help you engage with the culture and personal benefits of being in a foreign country.

Virtual placements

Save on travel and accommodation costs, pay a far lower fee. All while building your professional network.

Academia friendly

We will handle all aspects of academic accreditation, including direct liaison with your tutors and academic staff.

Future career friendly

We will write full reference letters for your placement(s) to optimise future employers' first impression of you.

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What did others say about their Human Rights programme?

You'll see one or two snippets below from the alumni of our Human Rights Internship & Volunteering programmes that provided a full interview about their experience which you can click through to.

Why do people apply for Human Rights programmes?

There are many different reasons why people want to participate in Human Rights Internship & Volunteering programmes abroad, here is a selection of the hopes and aspirations of other people who may be just like you!
Georgia (United Kingdom)

I am an MSc Health Psychology student at UCL. I am currently conducting research regarding COVID-19 with a focus on LMICs as a member of RREAL. I aspire to work for organisations such as MSF, WHO, UK-PHRN, etc. All of which require 1-2 years front-line experience. I have experience working as an advance mental health volunteer in remote areas of Sri Lanka for 2 months and am looking to build on this experience in a way in which would fulfil the criteria of the aforementioned organisations.

Professional
University College London (Ucl)
Alice (United Kingdom)

I've recently finished my undergraduate degree in History at the University of Edinburgh. During my degree I became interested in studying international development and social history. I'm very passionate about a career in this sort of area that allows me to work within communities. Gaining experience abroad would be incredibly insightful and interesting as I am keen to develop my skills in writing, communication, team-building as well as gaining exposure to a different environment and cultures.

Postgraduate
Edinburgh University
Claudia (Netherlands)

Being originally from Cape Town has made me aware of the obstacles that stand in our path to become a progressive human rights culture. I believe this internship will provide me with first-hand knowledge and experience about the social inequalities, violence, corruption and high unemployment rate that plague our beautiful country. I believe the theoretical knowledge I have acquired at the University of Groningen through my International Relations Master program will offer new insights to issues and use it to build creative ideas. I am largely specialized and interested in illicit trade, drug and human trafficking, community management and corruption.

Undergraduate
University Of Groningen
Skye (United States)

I hope to continue my passion for travel and service through a program in Bridging Gaps. I am interested in helping women and working to improve humans rights.

Postgraduate
University Of Miami

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Current Human Rights Job Openings

Here are some current or recent internship job opportunities in this career area. We do not publish all openings - so please contact us to hear about others.

Client management and programme development assistant: Refugee rights

A strong interest in and some academic background in human rights, law and policy, politics or sociology Fluent in English with excellent communication skills Confident speaker Organised and independent worker

The Organisation: A non-profit organisation that works with refugees in Cape Town to help them gain access to employment, accommodation, healthcare and education.
Keywords: Human rights, Law, Public policy, Refugee rights, Client management, Internship
Programme Development Assistant: HIV/Aids Prevention & Community Empowerment

Excellent communication skills Previous research experience would be beneficial Confident speaking on the phone Creative thinker

The Organisation: An inspiring non-governmental organisation that creates and delivers empowerment and training programmes to help meet the Global Goal of eliminating HIV/AIDS by 2030 and UNAIDS targets pertaining to testing, treatment, and viral suppression.
Keywords: Human Rights, Programme development, Community development, Community empowerment, Public health, Internship

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Available Human Rights Learnerships

Good news, we also offer in depth learnerships in this career area. Take a look at the exclusive programmes we offer below:

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