Human Rights Law Centre

Student Opportunities

The Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) offers a variety of opportunities for students at the University of Nottingham. From our placement and summer internship programmes, to our trainings, projects and guest speaker events, the HRLC is a vibrant hub for human rights and rule of law activities.

The Human Rights Law Centre enjoys and encourages the participation of students in its research and project work. 

Throughout the year, we offer a range of opportunities for students to participate in our activities, from voluntary placements to paid summer internships. These experiences are designed to broaden students' understanding of human rights research and practical work, while providing invaluable hands-on experience in a renowned academic centre.

Whether assisting with international criminal justice databases, advocating through our Scholars at Risk student advocacy seminar, or supporting the production of one of the HRLC's publications, students can contribute to impactful projects and gain valuable skills.

Study Human Rights Law at the University of Nottingham

The HRLC is part of the School of Law. In relation to human rights law, the School offers the following programmes:

For further enquiries about both programmes, please email the School of Law at:

The HRLC also offers Short Courses and Training.

The Centre's amazing student assistants and interns are indispensable to our work.
Professor Aoife Nolan, HRLC Director

Student Placements

We are delighted to offer students various opportunities to get involved in HRLC activities taking place throughout the year. Openings for voluntary student assistants are advertised in October each year. 

These positions provide students with an opportunity to work, on a voluntary basis, gaining valuable experience to complement their studies:



Summer Internships

We offer paid summer internships to University of Nottingham law students to work on our diverse projects. Opportunities are advertised in June each year. Previous interns have worked with our International Criminal Justice Unit, on Business and Human Rights, in our Refugee Clinic, and in relation to our publications.

Internships typically run for four to eight weeks and provide valuable experience of human rights work in practice. Students who are interested in a human rights career can gain a deeper understanding of a particular human rights field, as well as improve their related transferable skills such as research and analysis. 



Human Rights Law Centre

School of Law
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 846 8506