Global Internship Program

2018 global interns group photo

We are proud to announce the 2018 Global Interns have now been selected (pictured above). You can find out more about who they are and where they are headed here.

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. 

2018 Internships:


  • 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.

Eligibility/selection criteria:

For the general eligibility criteria for our Global Internship click here, and for the Indigenous 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 Caitlin McInnis – Project Officer.

“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 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;