Global Internship Program
Applications for our 2018 Global Internship Program will open on 17 July 2017 and close on 14 August 2017.
The Global Internship Program provides Monash Law students with the opportunity to travel to some of the world's leading human rights institutions and forums to work for three to four months. Past interns have gone on to become global leaders in business and human rights, work at some of Australia’s most respected human rights institutions and more.
Interns may apply for up to 3 internships.
- Indigenous internship to the UN Human Rights Council
- Internship with Human Rights First, New York City
- Internship with the International Women's Rights Action Watch - Asia Pacific, Kuala Lumpur and Geneva.
- Internship with the International Service for Human Rights, Geneva.
- Internship with the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, Johannesburg.
- Internship with Reprieve, United States.
- Internship with HAKAM, Malaysia.
- July 17 - applications open
- August 14 - applications close
- August 21- 22 - interviews
- September 11 - successful candidates notified
- October 5 - cross-cultural training and alumni event
Thanks to the generosity of the Monash Law Faculty, Michael and Silvia Kantor, the Nordia Foundation and the Bennelong Foundation, these internships receive funding designed to offset the majority of the interns' costs. Funding ranges from $7000 to $9100, based on living and travel costs in each city. In addition, the University provides full travel insurance for the duration of the internship.
- We are looking for people who have a specific interest in the work of the institution/s they are applying for and can demonstrate/articulate this interest.
- We understand that not everyone has the means or time to volunteer. If this is the case for you, please be sure to explain why.
“I am honoured to have been one of the Castan Centre’s first global interns. It was invaluable to have the opportunity to see the international human rights system working in practice and to better understand what skills and experience I would need to start a human rights career.”
globally recognised business and human rights experts
NB: when submitting your application you will be asked to submit a brief cover letter (no longer than 600 words in length) setting out your reasons for applying for the internship/s and showing a proven interest in the work and mission of each organisation you are applying for. We recommend you provide a separate heading for each internship you apply for. The letter must be a minimum size 12 font and double spaced. Students applying for more than one internship can add an additional 200 words for each additional internship;