Law and Human Rights Internships
The placements for a combined Law and Human Rights internship on BridgEd is available in South Africa.
Our Law & Human Rights internships in South Africa are based in the bustling city of Cape Town. Although voted one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town harbours a noticeable disparity between rich and poor.
Being a Law & Human Rights intern in South Africa will give you the opportunity to work on really worthwhile projects, alongside likeminded interns, volunteers and passionate staff. Depending on your background, legal knowledge and level of interest in specific areas, you will gain first-hand experience of human rights law in practice, gain knowledge about the legal system as well as learn about community involvement. Volunteers and interns are given the opportunity to get involved at grass roots level, raising awareness about human rights to a variety of people throughout the Western Cape.
This internship in South Africa is suitable to all who have at least a year of University and have a general interest in human rights and are willing to work hard and dedicate their time to improving the lives of others. Pre-university students will work in the social justice department.
Interns will be based at our partner org Project Abroad’s very own Projects Abroad Human Rights Office, fondly known as PAHRO, which is located in the Wynberg area of Cape Town. PAHRO offers free and independent legal advice to those who need it most and our clients come from a number of sources. also conduct free legal clinics within disadvantaged communities for those who are unable to visit us here in the office. There are a variety of case topics PAHRO deals with including, domestic violence and matrimonial matters, labour law, housing matters, human rights violation referrals from the SAHRC and possibly our biggest area – refugee rights. Immigrant and refugee rights have become a huge part of the work we do due to the instability of a number of countries within the region South Africa becoming a central assembly point for refugees.
Your precise role within the project will be determined by your background, legal knowledge and level of interest in specific areas. Your placement will typically involve several elements. You might be producing information resources, such as research reports or consulting with clients, handling case work and writing up legal opinions on these cases. At other times you may carry out workshops on specific human rights aspects.
Law & Human Rights interns and volunteers should expect to work from 8.30am to 4.30pm from Monday to Thursday and then 8.30 to 1.00pm on Fridays. All volunteers need to show a good level of initiative – how much you get out of this experience is related to what you are prepared to put in. Interns who get involved, ask questions and make an impact on their supervisors will have a fantastic learning experience.
All interns need to be flexible, communicate well, and work hard as internships are demanding and must be taken seriously. You will be representing a professional organisation and you may have deadlines to meet.
The Projects Abroad Human Rights office closes over the Christmas and New Year period, from the 23 December – 2 January. This is due to the courts, Parliament and our project partners being closed for the holidays.
Additional Program Info
The Law and Human Rights internship on BridgEd powered by Projects Abroad can be done for a duration of 4 weeks or 8 weeks, with the choice to extend on a per-week basis.
4 weeks – INR 223,000
8 weeks – INR 311,000
Extra week – INR 22,000
The fees charged are used to cover the cost of your experience on a premium international internship. This fee covers:
- Travel to and from the airport
- Travel and health insurance
- Food and accommodation
- support and guidance as well as 24-hour emergency back-up from our local office in your destination
- all information before and during your time with us overseas
These fees do not include flights and visas where applicable.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes