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Legal Support for Human Rights Advocacy

Legal Support for Human Rights Advocacy

This online law internship out of Tanzania helps NGOs to provide pro bono assistance to vulnerable people in human rights, discrimination, anti-corruption and gender equality issues. There is a wide range of specialization possible, including criminal law, civil law, marriage law, commercial law, labour & employment law, or inheritance law.

Internship Highlights:
  • Intern with an NGO providing human rights legal support to disadvantaged people
  • Intern with a law firm active in many legal specialties
  • Supervision from a qualified and experienced lawyer
  • Get insights in real court cases and learn from experienced attorneys how to prepare for court hearings
  • Learn about the empowerment of underprivileged women and disadvantaged minorities in Tanzania
  • Gain practical international work experience by interning remotely from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
  • Legal support NGOs
  • Law firms
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Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from US$998
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

Interns must have relevant study experience in marketing, communications, journalism, or a related field such as political science, sociology, African studies, etc. Knowledge of social media marketing and digital communications is also required. High School graduates aged 16+ 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, Licensed Conveyancer, Chartered Accountant, Civil Service Administrator, Human Resources Officer, Data & Research Analyst, Human Rights Officer, Child Protection Advisor

Internship details

Gain practical legal experience in human rights, anti-corruption, criminal law and commercial law on this online legal internship that helps NGOs in Tanzania provide pro bono assistance to vulnerable people.

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.

This online law internship out of Tanzania presents a unique opportunity for those looking to use their law education and experience to provide legal assistance to vulnerable people in Africa. Remote legal internships out of Tanzania are available in either NGOs that provide free services to disadvantaged people, or in local law firms, assisting lawyers with daily tasks.

Inequality in Tanzania means many people are denied basic human rights, however law interns in NGOs can help to provide pro bono assistance in areas such as labour law, family law, criminal law, commercial law and discrimination. Online legal interns can assist NGOs with campaigns aiming to address human rights issues, such as gender inequality in Tanzania. This can involve writing legal documents, website and social media content to support these causes. There may also be scope to collaborate with a lawyer who specializes in Human Trafficking and Combination of Sharia Law with Common Law.

Remote internships in law firms in Tanzania involve assisting lawyers with writing reports, preparing legal and court documents, and writing content for websites, social media and newsletters. Legal interns can also provide opinions on real and hypothetical cases, compare and contrast laws of various countries, and practice questioning witnesses.

Interns can state a preference for the type of work experience you would like to gain during your remote internship out of Tanzania, however placements are subject to availability.

Online internships from Tanzania are conducted in English.

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

Career Benefits

Legal Support for Human Rights Advocacy interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • A range of legal specialities, including labour law, family law, criminal law, commercial law or discrimination

  • Writing legal reports

  • Preparing legal or court documents

  • Writing content for websites

  • Producing social media content

  • Providing legal opinions

  • Comparing laws of different jurisdictions

  • Questioning witnesses

Professional development opportunities:
  • Learn about the application of Commonwealth law in Tanzania

  • Learn from real and hypothetical cases, and discuss them with experienced local attorneys

  • Gain an understanding of human rights issues and the legal difficulties of underprivileged members of society

  • Learn about processes and preparations for court hearings

  • Get to know the work of an NGOs active in the field of human rights and women’s rights

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

Read reviews from our Tanzania Interns

”This experience has not only deepened my passion for social justice, but also inspired me to pursue further studies and a career in advocacy and community education. My internship has provided a solid foundation in legal principles, human rights law, and an understanding of legal systems. Overall, my favorite outcome was the realization that I can make a meaningful impact through my work, and that knowledge will become a driving force in shaping my future endeavors and aspirations.”

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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) $998
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,398
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,698
  • 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.