Human Rights Law Centre


We offer paid summer internships to University of Nottingham law students to work on our diverse projects.

Internships typically run for four to eight weeks to complete a discrete research or project component, providing valued and in-depth experience and exposure to human rights work in practice.

Internships not only provide students who are interested in a career in human rights with a deeper understanding of a particular human rights field, but also improve transferable and practical skills such as team work, research and analytical skills and time-management.

Summer Interns 2017

2023 Internships

The internships offered are:

  • Refugee Clinic Internship (x2 positions - final year UG, PGT & PGR law students)
  • International Criminal Justice Unit Internship (x2 positions - second and final year UG & PGT law students)
  • International Human Rights Reports (Publications) Internship (x2 positions - final year UG & PGT law students)
  • Enforced Disappearance Project (x1 positions – PGR law students)

View further details of each position in the role description document

The internship programme forms part of HRLC's commitment to broaden students' understanding of human rights practice and provide opportunities to gain work experience.

Internships are available exclusively to University of Nottingham postgraduate and undergraduate students in law. The positions are all paid, part-time or full time posts for the duration of three to six weeks, from June to August 2022.

How to apply?

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please complete the application form that is linked in the role description document. Each application requires a 500-word statement of interest, outlining why you are interested and why you would be suitable for the role.

The application deadline has now passed.

For further information, please contact

Human Rights Law Centre

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

+44 (0)115 846 8506