Law & Human Rights Internships in Mongolia
- Placement location: Ulaanbaatar
- Role: To assist in many aspects of work at a Mongolian law or human rights organization
- Types of Placement: Law firm, Human Rights organizations
- Requirements: Interns need to have completed at least 1 year of a Law degree
- Accommodation: Host family
- Length of placement: From 4 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
Projects Abroad’s Law and Human Rights internships in Mongolia are based in the city of Ulaanbaatar, geographically the most remote capital in the world. Whether you are a student studying law or a law graduate looking for international work experience, you will find living and working in Mongolia to be a fascinating and worthwhile experience.
We work with a number of different organizations in the field of both law and human rights. These organizations operate in fields that are constantly developing, as Mongolia changes to keep up with the rest of the world. Less than two decades ago the country was run by a government whose policies were closely aligned to the Communist model. The legal framework in place was based on that of the former Soviet Union, but when that came to an end in 1990 so did the old Mongolian system. A new democratic state and constitution was established two years later.
As one of the smaller world economies, and due to the vast area the country covers compared to its population, the Mongolian legal system was based on customary law, and was initially slow to develop. In recent years however, an increasingly outward-looking country is now bringing about considerable and fundamental changes. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to be directly involved in this process.
Interns need to have completed at least one year of law studies to take part in a Law placement in Mongolia. A law degree will be an advantage for interns on the Human Rights internship.
I applied for my human rights internship as an inexperienced high school student, but Projects Abroad found me the perfect placement that provided me with a unique learning experience in an atmosphere that I grew very fond of. I left Mongolia with a strong, basic understanding of human rights regulations around the world. Read more...
Interning on a Law Internship in Mongolia with Projects Abroad
As a Law intern in Mongolia, you will work for a company that deals with a wide range of clients in both economic and legal fields, giving you a broad experience of this kind of work. You will be involved in many different aspects of the legal process, including interviewing people, writing legal opinions, researching cases, or doing contract work.
One of our largest partner organizations operates as a consultancy to a number of large companies, both domestic and international. In addition to your other duties, it would be a great help if you assisted your colleagues with law-related English to improve their confidence dealing with clients from abroad.
Interning on a Human Rights Internship in Mongolia
As an intern on the Human Rights placement, your work will mainly involve research, focusing on issues such as women's rights, domestic violence, child protection, and sexism in the work place. You may also have the chance to spend several days attending training sessions in rural areas.
We work with organizations such as the National Center Against Violence, where interns will focus on rights including human dignity, security, and sovereignty. With this organization, you will be involved in a variety of programs such as child protection, local community development, and legal reform in Mongolia.
Human Rights interns also concentrate on issues like combating human trafficking and you may be able to work with the Center for Human Rights and Development on various human rights advocacy programs. You may also be able to work with Amnesty International, a worldwide movement of people who campaign for human rights.
Interning in Law and Human Rights in Mongolia
A Law or Human Rights internship in Mongolia will be a worthwhile addition to your resume in this competitive profession and a placement with one of our partner organizations will give you some fantastic experiences to talk about in an interview.
Law and Human Rights interns will work Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm. Interns have the option of working longer hours if they choose. All interns need to show a good level of initiative as our Law and Human Rights internships are fast-paced, and interns who seek their own work, ask questions, and make an impact on their supervisors will have the best learning experience.