HRLN’s internship or volunteer programme is a challenging and interesting experience for those committed to human rights and social justice in India. We offer an exciting opportunity to participate in movements for social change and welcome people from all fields to contribute to our initiatives. Interns and volunteers are an integral part of our dynamic team and we greatly value their efforts, creativity and contributions.
HRLN appreciates the support it receives from its National and International interns/volunteers. Our interns and volunteers go back with the commitment to contribute to the society through the experience they have gained while working with us.
We welcome and encourage internship applications from students in law schools and Institutes of Social Work that are less well known and outside the metro cities.
We actively support women, dalit and disabled students and volunteers and will do our best to make reasonable adjustments to our working environments and practices to accommodate equal access and opportunities.
Priority consideration will be given to applicants who have exhibited an interest in human rights, social and legal issues, and an eagerness to interact, learn and teach, for example by their voluntary work or activism on relevant causes.
HRLN has zero tolerance for behaviour or attitudes that display sexism, racism, castism, homophobia, or discrimination based on disability, age, community or religion. Our interns and volunteers will be treated in accordance with this code and in turn are expected to follow it while on placement with us.
HRLN is a voluntary organisation supported by donations and is therefore unable to pay or reimburse any intern or volunteer for their travel, food and accommodation expenses or provide insurance cover. Although you will always find HRLN colleagues helpful and friendly, as a small unit, we cannot provide assistance with accommodation and travel.
Enthusiastic people committed to human rights, with willingness to interact with others, and increase their hands-on experience of social and legal issues. They should have good research, writing and communications skills, as well as showing an ability to meet tight deadlines.
A minimum commitment of three months for international interns and one month for national interns who will work with an advocate or a social worker. Interns are expected to show professionalism while performing their tasks and produce a report at the end of their assignment.
Explore with Us
HRLN gives a wonderful opportunity for interns to meet their peers all over the world. They will explore the legal and social challenges people face in the human rights field in India and develop the skills to understand how the law and social activism can achieve practical benefits for ordinary people. Interns will build their capacity to conduct research related to HRLN’s initiatives, drafting public interest petitions, fact-finding, updating the website, writing articles and publications, organizing workshops and conferences and such-like. They might also be required to travel to other parts of India to conduct fact finding and research on human rights issues.
How to apply
If you are interested to undertake an internship programme, please send your application form, a recommendation letter, writing sample and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with a title in the subject line of your email: ‘Internship at SLIC: (mention month)‘.
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