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

A Law & Human Rights internship with Projects Abroad will challenge you and help you realize your potential. You'll get direct insight into global legal practices and and human rights issues. You'll learn from experienced professionals in real-world situations.


Sometimes we take our human rights and access to legal advice for granted. There are many people around the world who do not have access to these rights; whose voices are not heard and causes are not championed. As an intern, you can work with a local organization to change this.


You can provide legal aid to those who really need it. Or, you can help protect human rights and bring about change in the community where you work. Choose to work in local law firms, charities, or NGOs. You can specialize in corporate law, human rights work, or campaigns for social justice.


An internship with Projects Abroad will give you hands-on work experience you might not have access to back home. If you’re a teen exploring law as a potential career, you can join a High School Special trip. Or, if you’re an undergraduate putting together your resume for law school, an internship will help yours stand out from the rest.

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Law and Human Rights Internships in South Africa for Teenagers

From $3570

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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 break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A human trafficking awareness campaign during our Human Rights internship for high school students in Argentina
Human Rights Internship in Argentina for Teenagers

From $3070

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Work with people your age and learn directly from lawyers and human rights professionals

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A student speaks to a local man during a campaign on her Human Rights internship in Argentina.
Human Rights Internship in Argentina

From $2865

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Gain practical work experience and help raise awareness of human rights issues in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad group visits a local community during their Human Rights internships in Ghana.
Human Rights Internship in Ghana

From $3165

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

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Human Rights intern in Jamaica gains work experience during an outreach.
Human Rights Internship in Jamaica

From $3065

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Gain work experience by raising awareness for children’s rights and working to reduce violence against children

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
The office for Projects Abroad's Human Rights internships in Mongolia.
Human Rights Internship in Mongolia

From $2565

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Get practical work experience and do important human rights research at NGOs in Ulaanbaatar

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Students talk to a local street vendor during their Human Rights internship in Senegal.
Human Rights Internship in Senegal

From $2765

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Gain practical human rights work experience while promoting human rights and social justice in West Africa

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 3 weeks
A student is assisted by a Projects Abroad staff member during her Human Rights internship in Tanzania.
Human Rights Internship in Tanzania

From $2865

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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 over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Interns give a women's rights presentation on Projects Abroad's Human Rights internship for teenagers in Ghana
Human Rights Internships in Ghana for Teenagers

From $3370

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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 break
  • 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?

A Law & Human Rights Internship with Projects Abroad is a good option if you’re pursuing a career in this area. You'll learn about the challenges people face everyday, and what can be done to help. At the same time, you'll build your practical legal knowledge and skills by working with professionals.


You’ll work in an environment supported by professional lawyers, campaigners, and Projects Abroad staff. You could find yourself working on social justice campaigns to bring about change around challenging issues. Your day-to-day tasks might include:


  • Research
  • Case reviews
  • Shadowing staff
  • Delivering presentations


You’ll get to know the local community, including the challenges it faces. You’ll develop a better understanding of the cultures within another country,  including the issues it faces and it’s legal system.


If you’d like a project that’s a bit broader than law or human rights, you could choose one of our International Development or Social Work Internships. Read our full list of projects for internships abroad.

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

What are the benefits of a Law & Human Rights internship?

An internship will give you the skills you need for your future career. This could mean taking the next step in your education, like going from a undergraduate degree to law school. Your work experience will be great to talk about in your resume and in interviews.


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


  • Skills like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organizing, planning, and time management
  • Legal expertise in your chosen subject area
  • Developing a global mindset, from working and empathizing with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Confidence from challenging yourself outside of your comfort zone

What sets Projects Abroad’s Law & Human Rights internships apart?

At Projects Abroad, our first aim is to benefit the communities we work in. Our internships are ethical and well supported. Here are some factors that set us apart:


Dedicated staff support


Throughout your internship, you’ll work alongside legal and social professionals. You can observe their daily work and ask questions to learn as much as possible. The tasks you take might stretch and challenge you, but that will only strengthen you, and you’ll have our staff support at all times. Take this opportunity to learn through doing under the guidance of qualified experts.


Projects that make a difference


All our projects are well researched, targeted, and sustainable. We aim to sustainably impact the communities we work in. So, you can have the full confidence knowing your work is worthwhile, and positively impacts 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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