Human Rights Law & Awareness Internship

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Coordinator | Bethany
Coordinator | Bethany
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High­lights

Work with professional human rights lawyers and help to protect the rights of women and children in Tanzania
Focus on tackling injustices and help with issues of land, inheritance, and probate law
Kick-start your legal career and get practical experience doing things like writing pleas, researching cases, and giving human rights presentations
A trip to Tanzania is the chance to experience life in the heart of Africa
Explore Arusha´s buzzing city centre with exciting colourful markets
Get practical legal and human rights work experience while helping protect the rights of women and children This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Singles
Couples

You’ll experience many aspects of human rights law through these activities:

  • Research cases and conduct interviews to find out about human rights issues on the ground
  • Give presentations about human rights to help raise awareness
  • Prepare people for court by role-playing different courtroom scenario

Your human rights work in Tanzania will focus on the following areas:

Research work and interviews

You’ll research issues like gender equality, children's rights, inheritance, property, land rights, violence against women, and minority rights. Through your research, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the human rights issues prevalent in Tanzania. You can also use your research to help local lawyers with giving legal advice.

You’ll also visit different legal organisations and sit in on court proceedings. This will give you the chance to learn more about the role of a human rights lawyer.

Human rights awareness

By running presentations and workshops, you’ll help raise awareness about human rights. You’ll work with women from a women’s empowerment organisation. You’ll teach them about their rights and give advice on what to do when their rights are infringed.

Prepare individuals for court

You’ll help local people prepare for court cases by acting out courtroom scenarios with them. This will help build their confidence and leave them feeling ready for trial. It’s also a great opportunity for you to see what it’s like to be a lawyer in a real court case.

Typical day

On a typical day, your human rights work in Tanzania will begin at about 9am and finish at 4pm. You’ll work from Monday to Friday, with your weekends free.

You’ll usually start your day by doing research work and writing up reports in the human rights office. You can take the time to prepare presentations or workshops. You’ll work alongside human rights lawyers, who will be there to answer your questions and guide you.

After office work, you’ll go to a local community to interview people. You might also visit a legal organisation to hear more about the kinds of legal issues they encounter, or you’ll give a talk on human rights to local people. You’ll also work with a local NGO to provide legal support to vulnerable groups.

Your evenings will be free, giving you the chance to travel around Arusha. You can spend time at a local market and buy an eye-catching Batik artwork, or enjoy a hearty meal with your host family.

Free-time activities

A trip to Tanzania is the chance to experience life in the heart of Africa. There’s plenty to see and do here during your free time on your project.

A project in Tanzania wouldn’t be complete without a safari! This is a chance to see the beautiful wildlife of this country, like elephants, rhinos, and lions.

What’s more, Tanzania is home to the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. Hiking around the base through lush vegetation is a peaceful way to spend an afternoon.

Browsing through a vibrant, local market is a must while you’re there. You can also spend time in a Maasai village, getting to know a completely different way of life.

There will likely be many other volunteers in Tanzania with you. This means you have the option to explore the country independently or with a group of like-minded volunteers from different projects. 

Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Projects Abroad
  • Accommodation

  • Food (three meals a day)

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off

  • Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival

  • Transport to and from your work placement

  • In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff

  • Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team

  • Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources

  • A supervisor/mentor at your work placement

  • Training and workshops from our experienced local staff

  • Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns

  • Access to our local office with internet connection

  • Certification of project completion

  • A cultural awareness course

  • Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch

Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Your arrival airport in Tanzania will be Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). One of our friendly staff members will be there to greet you at your respective arrival airport. They’ll be holding a Projects Abroad sign, so they’ll be easy to spot.

Kilimanjaro Airport is about a one-hour taxi ride from the town of Arusha. It is also possible for a member of Projects Abroad staff to pick you up from the bus station in Arusha if you decide to travel from Nairobi or Dar es Salaam by bus.

We cover the cost of transport to and from the airport or bus station, giving you one less thing to worry about when you arrive in Tanzania.

Once you arrive at your host family, a staff member will introduce you and then you’ll have some time to unpack and settle in after your long journey.

Accommodation

You'll stay with a host family in Arusha or Moshi. They will welcome you into their home, eager to share their customs and have you teach them about your own culture. We believe that this is the best way to immerse yourself in the culture of Tanzania and have a truly unique experience.

We will always try to let you live alongside at least one other Projects Abroad volunteer or intern at the same host family. Your room will be modest, but comfortable, clean, and safe.


Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Your programme fee includes three meals a day.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Kilimanjaro. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Tanzania provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This internship runs all year round so you can join whenever it suits your schedule. The minimum duration is one week, but we recommend staying longer so you can learn and do as much as possible.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$1,800
2 weeks
$2,083
3 weeks
$2,367
4 weeks
$2,651
8 weeks
$3,786
16 weeks
$6,057
50 weeks (max. stay)
$15,706
Average fees
$1,057 /week

The organization charges its fees in GBP. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Projects Abroad will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Projects Abroad during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Human Rights Law & Awareness Internship

Get practical legal and human rights work experience while helping protect the rights of women and children

$819/week

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