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Legal Advocacy & Rights Education

Legal Advocacy & Rights Education

Based with legal advocacy firms in Tanzania, interns gain real-world experience assisting a multi-functional team of lawyers that specialize in advocating for disadvantaged people and communities. Interns assist with trial preparation, providing legal advice and helping locals navigate their own legal issues.

Internship Highlights:
  • Get insight and knowledge from experienced legal advocates
  • Contribute to the legal battles of disadvantaged people
  • Benefit from abundant learning opportunities including the opportunity to conduct independent study and research on the field
  • Gain practical career experience from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
  • Legal advocacy firms
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Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from US$948
Available year-round, start when you like
Intern part-time or full-time from anywhere
Choose your duration: 100, 200 or 350 hours
Personal online orientation & coaching
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Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

Suitable for interns who are pursuing an associated career path. Interns in at least their second year of study in a related field is desirable, but not essential (related fields such as Law, Political Science, Gender Equality or humanities). High School graduates aged 18+ may be accepted, depending on the strength of their application (including any relevant experience, with a desire to learn and grow within this field).

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Attorney, Barrister, Barrister's Clerk, Chartered Legal Executive, Legal Secretary, Paralegal, Solicitor, Human Rights Officer, Child Protection Advisor, Domestic and International Advocacy Worker, Humanitarian Service Worker, Policy Developer, Program, Educator, Human Rights Lawyer, Public Health Worker

Internship details

Based with advocacy firms in Tanzania but participating remotely, interns gain real-world experience assisting a multi-functional team of lawyers that specialize in advocating for disadvantaged people and communities. Interns assist with trial preparation, providing legal advice and helping locals navigate their own legal issues.

This is a remote internship you can undertake virtually from home. Click here to view in-country Law & Human Rights Support internships, if you would prefer to intern abroad.

Remote interns assist local lawyers in Arusha, and can help with every aspect of the legal advocacy they provide to disadvantaged people, including vulnerable women and children. You can help with preparing court documents, legal interviews, and researching complex legal issues. These are real-life cases, where your assistance is highly valued by people who genuinely need it.

Interns also get an insight into working in a very busy legal practice. You can learn how challenging caseloads are managed and experience how attorneys champion for justice and advocate for the rights of disadvantaged people. You’ll support and assist local attorneys and advocates in a wide range of areas, helping them to increase their capacity and take on more clients.

In addition to supporting law firms, virtual interns can also assist with running women’s empowerment projects in Tanzania. Weekend group sessions aim to support women and girls by teaching them new skills, building relationships and providing them with education they may have missed out on. Interns can help locals with anything that’s needed to prepare and run these sessions, and your role can be customized if you have a preference for a particular kind of work. If you’re interested, details can be discussed with your internship supervisor.

Click here to read about Stella’s experience on an online law internship out of Tanzania.

Career Benefits

Legal Advocacy & Rights Education interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Helping to prepare clients for court cases

  • Helping clients to understand complex legal issues

  • Helping with community disputes such as land and family inheritance issues

  • Advocating for women who have been the victims of domestic violence, honor violence and assault

  • Researching human rights issues and writing content for human rights resources

  • Producing content for educational material advocating for disadvantaged people

Professional development opportunities:
  • Gain insight into how disadvantaged communities access fair representation

  • Learn about inequality and the impact it has on people’s lives

  • Experience what’s required to prepare for court cases

  • Produce educational content to educate the community and empower people with legal knowledge to self advance

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.

”Interning with a human rights advocacy group was an incredible experience because I was given the ability to learn about international humanitarian law and policy via legal research and analysis. I feel this internship experience will be directly applicable to a job or career path that I’d like to follow next year.”

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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Program Fee (USD)
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $948
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,348
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,648
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • A deposit of $449 USD is required to secure your internship
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of $75 USD.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.