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

2021 Internships

The internships offered are:

  • Refugee Clinic Internship (LLM and final year UG students)
  • International Criminal Justice Unit Internship (LLM and second and final year UG students)
  • Business and Human Rights Internship (LLM and final year UG students)
  • Publications Internship (x2 positions – LLM and final year UG 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, in June and July.

How to apply?

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please complete the HRLC application form. The application requires a 750-word statement of interest, outlining why you are interested and why you would be suitable for the role.

The application deadline is 19 May 2021, midday (BST) and interviews are anticipated to take place in the week commencing 24 May 2021.

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