Law & Human Rights Internships and Volunteering Abroad
Law & Human Rights voluntary work placements with Projects Abroad give you the opportunity to change legislation or make a difference to other people’s lives. You can become part of a vital resource, providing legal services to businesses, community organisations or individuals.
If you’re interested in a career in the notoriously competitive legal profession, a voluntary placement with a well-respected law firm overseas could be a valuable addition to your CV.
We offer a wide variety of placements suitable for law graduates, law professionals wishing to take a career break, law students (during holidays) and people who have completed a law conversion course
In some destinations we also have some placements for pre-university students thinking of joining the legal profession and people with no formal law experience who have good communication skills and a desire to work in the field of human rights.
These overseas voluntary placements with Projects Abroad enable you to gain a unique insight into day-to-day legal practice, and the rules of law, while working in well-respected legal organisations in Africa or Asia.
Please let us know if you have any preferences so we can match you to the most appropriate placement.
"Before Cape Town, I really knew nothing about human rights. I learned more in my month of interning then I ever could have imagined. It was the first time in my life I felt like I was doing tangible work, and at the same time, I was actually touching the lives of people."
Law & Human Rights volunteer in South Africa
Law & Human Rights Projects
Work alongside local staff in Cape Town and gain first-hand experience of human rights law in practice. An average day will involve carrying out research, client consultations and reviewing cases.
Work alongside qualified lawyers on worthwhile projects at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office in Cordoba. You will get involved at a grass roots level, raising awareness of human rights.
Volunteer with one of our partner not-for-profit NGOs and help represent local communities and develop laws that are in the public interest in areas including housing rights and women's rights.
Work alongside local staff to identify communities and individuals in need of assistance. Areas that you may get involved in include domestic violence, offender’s rights, child trafficking and child labour.
Work on a valuable project alongside one of the few organisations that offer help to parents whose children have gone missing in Jamaica.
Volunteer on a Human Rights placement focusing on domestic violence, human trafficking and child protection.
Get involved in work that significantly contributes to a growth in human rights across Northern Africa. This project focusses on supporting the rights of women, children and refugees.
This project is perfect for pro-active volunteers interested in independent research. There will be plenty of opportunities for volunteers to conduct research within the local community.
Help raise awareness of the problems faced by marginalised groups in Tanzania, specifically matters relating to land, probate and inheritance. You will liaise with lawyers and other legal societies.
Work alongside local staff on worthwhile projects that aim to address and resolve concerns such as children’s rights, child trafficking, women’s rights, prison conditions and police accountability.
Based in the bustling cities of Chengdu or Shanghai, you will work alongside English-speaking local lawyers in areas that affect Western businesses such as taxation, mergers and banking law.
Work in local law firms or at the Ghana Legal Aid Scheme and have the opportunity to resolve complaints and specific issues for people revealed as victims.