Law & Policy

Our law and public policy internships are the perfect opportunity for students and recent graduates to explore their interests and make more informed decisions about the type of law they would like to pursue in their future career. We facilitate law and public policy internships in a variety of legal settings and as an intern you will have the chance to collaborate with clients, government officials and attorneys.

Law & Policy programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

NGO / Social Justice

Policy

Working with ex prisoners

Attorneys

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 Law & Policy learn abroad programme. Here are the options available in the field of Law & Policy.

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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Why do people apply for Law & Policy programmes?

There are many different reasons why people want to participate in Law & Public Policy Internship & Volunteering programmes abroad, here is a selection of the hopes and aspirations of other people who may be just like you!
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
Miriam (Canada)

I want to help as many people as possible. Learn about new cultures and communities see their way of life and help him grow to make it even better.

Undergraduate
Tyndale University
Robert (United States)

My career goal is to launch an ethical ESG (environmental, social, and governance) emerging market investment firm to generate profits for investors and foster sustainable growth and prosperity in developing countries. I have a wealth of finance experience (MS in Finance from Vanderbilt University, 5+ years of front office investment banking experience, and am a CFA, etc.), but do have sustainability experience. This year, I will be going back for my 2-year full-time MBA at Northwestern University, where I will study impact investing and sustainability. Before entering school, I would like to complete a pre-MBA summer internship in impact investing or sustainability (preferably in Africa), so I can acquire a background in these areas before studying and pursuing professional opportunities in the them.

Undergraduate
Northwestern University
Lily (United Kingdom)

I hope to gain some first hand experience of human rights cases in the legal sector, as this is the area of law in which I wish to pursue a career.

Undergraduate
Newcastle University

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Current Law & Policy 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.

Advocacy and Education Intern

Ability to work independently Good problem-solving skills Excellent communication skills An interest and a basic understanding of human rights issues in South Africa Currently studying or completed a degree in law or public policy would be beneficial

The Organisation: A not for profit organisation that focuses on human rights activism through education, advocacy and public interest litigation.
Keywords: Advocacy, Education, Public Policy, Law, Internship
Programme Development Assistant: Social Protection and Public Policy

Ability to work both independently and within a team Excellent communication skills An interest and basic understanding of human rights within a South African context Currently studying or completed degree in law or public policy would be advantageous

The Organisation: An NGO which focuses on independent research and development of policy for inclusive economic growth, and the protection and development of vulnerable communities.
Keywords: Public policy, Advocacy, Social justice, Policy development, Internship
Human Rights Law Intern

A graduate or currently studying a law-related degree. Good writing skills. A strong interest in human rights law and issues.

The Organisation: An NPO that aims to promote justice and equality in South Africa. The organisation, which operates across a number of regions in South Africa, releases publications to assist legal practitioners. It also serves as a public interest law clinic.
Keywords: Human rights, Law, Public policy, Advocacy, Internship
Advocacy and Education Intern

Ability to work independently Good problem-solving skills Excellent communication skills An interest and a basic understanding of human rights issues in South Africa Currently studying or completed a degree in law or public policy would be beneficial

The Organisation: A not for profit organisation that focuses on human rights activism through education, advocacy and public interest litigation.
Keywords: Advocacy, Education, Public policy, Law, Internship

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