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Human Rights Volunteer Projects in Cambodia

  • Placement location: Phnom Penh
  • Role: To work alongside a humanitarian organisation in addressing issues and representing local communities
  • Types of Placements: Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • Requirements: Volunteers must have completed at least three years of a related undergraduate degree and have a keen interest in human rights issues.
  • Accommodation: Shared volunteer apartments
  • Price: From Loading...
  • What's included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
  • What's not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • Length of placement: From 4 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

Our Human Rights placements in Cambodia are based in the capital city of Phnom Penh. The placements give volunteers the opportunity to work on a really worthwhile project alongside a respected humanitarian organisation, whilst also gaining first-hand experience of human rights law in practice.

Volunteers must have completed at least three years of a related undergraduate degree and have a keen interest in human rights issues. Post-graduate volunteers with related degrees and relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply.

Volunteering on a Human Rights Internship in Cambodia

Volunteers hold a meeting in Cambodia

Human Rights volunteers work with one of our partner Human Rights organisations in Phnom Penh. The organisations are not-for-profit NGOs which focus on a variety of Human Rights issues, promoting human rights and consultation. The organisations work to represent local communities and develop laws that are in the public interest. They also train groups like the Commune councils so they understand the rights communities possess.

Recent areas that these organisations have been involved in include promoting housing rights - helping groups that have been evicted from certain areas gain compensation for losing their land and working with marginalized communities at risk of losing their livelihoods.

A voluntary placement with Projects Abroad in Phnom Penh would be a valuable addition to your CV in the notoriously competitive world of Human Rights or International Development, and might just secure you that lucrative first job once you graduate.

Human Rights Work Experience opportunities with Projects Abroad

Your precise role will be determined by your background and level of interest in specific areas. Volunteers work under the supervision of the local staff and depending which organisation you join you could be working in some of the following areas: housing rights and land rights.

The majority of the work is usually office based, though you may have the opportunity to undertake site visits within Phnom Penh, attend meetings or workshops or visit one of the provinces.

All volunteers can expect to be involved in researching and collecting documents which support the project you are working on, compiling reports, translating documents, checking English text and editing and translating reports.

You will need to have excellent spoken and written English and should be flexible, pro-active, communicate well and work hard. Placements are certainly demanding and must be taken seriously; you will be representing a professional organisation.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

If you have qualifications or experience in this field then we can make use of your skills. Read more about the opportunities for skilled volunteers in Cambodia.

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