Students at a school in Africa listen to a talk about basic rights given by a student doing a Human Rights internship abroad.

Law and Human Rights Internships Abroad

Learn about legal services, human rights, and social justice in challenging environments

Projects Abroad Law & Human Rights internships will give you an unparalleled insight into legal practices, human rights issues, and social challenges in a developing country.

In developed countries we often take our human rights and access to legal advice for granted. But there are people around the world whose voices are not heard and whose causes are not championed. We connect our interns with organisations who work tirelessly to change this.

You may help provide legal aid to people who really need it, or work protecting human rights and campaigning for change in the issues surrounding them. You’ll have the opportunity to work in local law firms, charities or NGOs. You can choose to specialise in corporate law, human rights law, or campaigns for social justice.

If you’re considering a career in this area, or pursuing a qualification, these internships are important, hands-on work experience that you may not be able to access in your home country.

Choose a Law & Human Rights Project

1-9 of 14 Projects

A staff member keeps an eye on legal clinic volunteers

From £1,865

Law and Human Rights Internship in South Africa
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Live and work in Cape Town and gain work experience while learning from lawyers and human rights professionals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A student speaks to a local man during a campaign on her Human Rights internship in Argentina.

From £1,395

Human Rights Internship in Argentina
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Gain practical work experience and help raise awareness of human rights issues in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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A lawyer consults with a client on the Law and Human Rights internship for teenagers in South Africa

From £1,970

Law and Human Rights Internships in South Africa for Teenagers
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Live in beautiful Cape Town and work alongside professionals to gain practical legal and human rights experience

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad group visits a local community during their Human Rights internships in Ghana.

From £1,545

Human Rights Internship in Ghana
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Gain hands-on human rights work experience while empowering and educating marginalised communities in Accra

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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A human trafficking awareness campaign during our Human Rights internship for high school students in Argentina

From £1,695

Human Rights Internship in Argentina for Teenagers
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Work with people your age and learn directly from lawyers and human rights professionals

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Last Minute Trip
Interns give a women's rights presentation on Projects Abroad's Human Rights internship for teenagers in Ghana

From £1,870

Human Rights Internships in Ghana for Teenagers
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Travel to Africa with a group of people your age and work with human rights and legal experts in disadvantaged communities

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A student is assisted by a Projects Abroad staff member during her Human Rights internship in Tanzania.

From £1,590

Human Rights Internship in Tanzania
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Get practical legal and human rights work experience while helping protect the rights of women and children

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad group attend a workshop during their  Law internships in China.

From £2,205

Law Internship in China
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Work with Chinese lawyers, gain work experience, and give your CV an edge with your experience abroad

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
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High school students stand outside a local lawfirm on their Law and Business internship in China

From £1,870

Law and Business Internships in China for Teenagers
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Live in Shanghai with other teenagers and gain work experience at law firms and local companies

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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Is a Human Rights or Law internship abroad right for me?

Our Law & Human Rights internships are right for anyone considering a career or qualification in this area, or those who simply want to better understand legal, human rights and social issues around the world.

You’ll be able to get human rights and law work experience abroad in a well supported environment, working alongside professional lawyers, campaigners and Projects Abroad staff. Your day-to-day tasks might include research, reviewing cases, shadowing staff, and delivering presentations. You may be working on social justice campaigns to raise awareness of and create change around challenging issues.

While you do your internship, you’ll get to know the local community and the challenges they face. An internship like will see you develop a better understanding of other cultures, issues and/or legal system in your destination.

If you’re interested in our Law & Human Rights Projects, but would like to do something broader, you may be interested in our International Development Projects or our Social Work Projects. Read our full list of projects for interning abroad.

Local women listen to a presentation about human rights on one of our Law internships abroad.

What will I gain from a Law & Human Rights internship?

An internship gives you skills that prepare you for your next stage of education and career. You’ll also get a unique experience that you can talk about at interviews.

Here are just some of the benefits that our previous interns talk about:

  • Soft skills like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organising, planning, and time management.
  • Legal expertise in your chosen subject area.
  • The ability to work and empathise with people of different cultures and backgrounds, helping to develop a ‘global mindset’.
  • Confidence from pushing past your comfort zone.

All of the above will enhance your CV, UCAS applications, and your personal development.

How are Projects Abroad’s Law & Human Rights internships different?

At Projects Abroad, our first aim is to benefit the communities we work in. You can be assured that your internship is ethical and well supported. Here’s just a few elements of our work that set it apart from other internship programmes.

Be fully supported by staff

On these projects, you’ll work alongside legal and social professionals. You can observe them in their everyday work, ask questions and hear more about their experiences. You will be given tasks that stretch and challenge you, but you will be supported to ensure you get real results. This is an incredible opportunity to learn through doing, while being mentored by experts.

Projects that have an impact

All our projects are well researched, targeted, and sustainable. We aim to make a difference to the local community for the long term. Your internship is an opportunity to genuinely make an impact on the lives of others.

A Projects Abroad staff member guides an intern during an interview on one of our legal internships abroad.

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