Global Internship Program

“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.”

-Vanessa Zimmerman,

Globally recognised business and human rights expert

Due to restrictions caused by COVID-19, the Castan Centre's Global Internship Program for 2020-2021 has been cancelled.

In the interest of the health and safety of our staff and students, all international travel is temporarily on hold. This is consistent with advice from the Australian Government's Department of Health and Smartraveller, which has been issued for two important reasons:

●        There is a potential higher risk of contracting COVID-19 overseas.

●        Travel is becoming more complex and unpredictable. Entry or movement restrictions have been introduced both locally and internationally, and these are changing often and quickly.

In the meantime, our staff and students are finding innovative ways to engage with the world using technology. We will keep you informed as we respond to these unprecedented times and hope to continue the Global Internship Program once travel restrictions ease.

For the latest COVID-19 updates and information, please visit the University’s COVID-19 Fact Sheet.

Funding

Thanks to the generosity of Michael and Silvia Kantor and the Chestnut 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.

Eligibility/selection criteria:

For the general eligibility criteria for our Global Internship click here.

Please note:

  • 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.

For information on dates and funding please see the FAQ’s. Any further questions can be sent to the Law Faculty's Centres Administration Officer at castan.centre@monash.edu.

How to Apply

  • Applications are submitted online through our Global Internship Application Form
  • Please note that when submitting your application you will be asked to provide:
    • Cover Letter - 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.
      • Max. 600 words in length - additional 200 words permitted for each additional internship.
      • 12 pt font, double spaced.
    • CV - up to date and including your education, professional and volunteer experience etc.
    • Academic Transcript: unofficial WES version acceptable.

More details

To find out more about what you might experience on an internship abroad, visit our Castan Centre Global Interns Blog to read first hand accounts from past students.