Law & Public Policy 

Human Rights Law Intern


Human rights, Law, Public policy, Advocacy, Internship

Career Field

Law & Public Policy 

Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



Human Rights Law InternHuman Rights Law Intern

The Host 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.

Roles and Responsibilities

Gain valuable experience working for an NPO that produces influential publications to assist human rights and legal practitioners across South Africa. The intern will have the chance to make an important contribution to the organisation's pursuit of equality in South Africa. The intern will assist with research and evaluation of policies and writing advocacy and educational documents. The intern will also have the chance to help with the clinic's intake desk as well as the management of client cases.


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

Skills Acquisition

Research Analytical Writing Advocacy Interviewing and investigative skills Interpersonal skills

Benefits to Intern

Gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges of tackling human rights violations. Work alongside and learn from an inspiring group of people who are dedicated to achieving an equal society that respects the rule of law. Add impressive professional experience to your CV. Develop important skills needed for a successful career in human rights law.

Schedule & Compensation

Full-time temporary role with expectation of 37.5 hours work per week. Summer placement of 8-12 weeks with some flexibility and potential to extend Internship completed on an unpaid basis.



Please note that this position is offered as part of a comprehensive professional internship programme which has a fee. We offer lots of opportunities in this career area as part of our internship programme.

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