Law & Human Rights Advocate Internship

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Book with Flex Option! Choose new departure dates or change to a different volunteer program at no extra costs.

High­lights

Work with highly dedicated and committed human rights lawyers providing free legal aid and human rights awareness
Gain invaluable experience challenging injustice and inequality
Experience a life changing cultural journey to Africa.
Gain perspective of why it's important developing nations keep their cultural practices alive in our modern fast changing world.
Share this unique experience with people from around the world as passionate about their work as you are
Work alongside legal advocates providing legal aid and advice to those who cannot afford it. Help raise human rights awareness and support those in need of legal support. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

BOOK AS A GROUP

Book with one or more people for a 15% discount off your final placement fee each


“As long as poverty, injustice, and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.”- Nelson Mandela

About the project

 A unique opportunity to contribute towards the work of challenging injustice and inequality. You will work with a non-profit human rights and legal aid organisation of practising lawyers who provide legal aid to mostly vulnerable women and children preparing them for court and 

Your Role

  • Producing content for educational material advocating for disadvantaged peopleResearching human rights issues 

  • Writing content for human rights resources 

  • Raising awareness of human rights issues regarding ethnicity, gender, sexuality, immigration and other groups

  • Advocating for women, children and domestic violence issues

  • Helping to prepare clients for court cases

  • Helping clients understand complex legal issues

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

  • Helping advocate for women who have been the victims of domestic violence, honor violence, assault

 

Professional development opportunities

  • Produce content to educate the public and advance human rights

  • Intern alongside experienced human rights advocates

  • Gain insight into the socio economic impact on gaining fair representation

  • Gain knowledge on the current issue of inequality and they impact it has on people's lives

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


Your Stay

You will stay Siret Hostel; a well established and loved guest accommodation in Arusha. Providing safe, clean and comfortable accommodation, comfortable bedding, excellent breakfast and dinner and housekeeping. This will be a quiet and friendly neighbourhood only 15 minutes from the main hustle and bustle of town. You will have 24 hour gated security, a domestic/cook (who will happily do your laundry for a small fee) and a coordinator who will ensure you settle in quickly and comfortably into your new town. This is a shared home where you will be staying with other volunteers and guests from across the world, so you will never be on your own in your new environment. The house is impeccably clean, well kept, modern and spacious.

What about COVID 19?

Tanzania has received the safe travel stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council in the wake of the current pandemic. 

Aside from that, you will receive safety guidance and protocol once you have registered with us.  If you would prefer to participate in this project remotely from home, please get in contact for details.


How will you get around?

For your placement, you will travel like a local and walk or take public transport. You will need to set a small budget aside for this (around $1 per day by local minibuses, 4 to 5 days per week). It is important you are prepared and comfortable to travel around town, this is a demanding role that requires dedication.

Important VISA & Permit Information

You will be required to pay a for a VISA for voluntary work assignment.

Please enquire for details.

Where do my fees go?

Most of your fees are spent locally. Fees ensure you have above standard accommodation, that you have a personal coordinator picking you up at the airport, orientating you and you have a coordinator day to day and your program is planned and facilitated specifically for you, to match your skills and get you to provide the very best to those that need you. 

Do any fees go directly to the projects?

​Yes they do. Although we don't necessarily think that making financial contributions solve the complex issues faced by deprived areas, we do make a charitable donation on your behalf to your project placement. This is not mandatory. We do this as we know how challenging it can be for our partners to host, supervise and very often teach volunteers. We want our partners to know they are valued and respected for their time as best we can. 

What insurance should I get?

​You should ensure you're adequately covered by comprehensive travel insurance for the duration of your stay.. For our students please check with your employers/university/college or national employment body on indemnity.

What vaccinations should I get? 

​Please visit the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention for excellent up to date travel vaccination information.


Where can I get cheap flights?

​There are dozens of great websites online for cheap flights. It is advisable to get your flights as early as possible to be able to logistically plan your trip. 


Is Africa safe for me to travel alone? Do I need to be with other volunteers?

​Regardless of whether you're volunteering on a clinical mission, you're still a tourist. Forward planning is key to protecting yourself from risk as you would anywhere in the world. As a group or a solo traveller from abroad, you will attract attention but, you will also have a great support system in your volunteer coordinators, fellow travellers/volunteers and ​supervisors. It's important to try and be conscientious of your new surroundings and respect and follow local customs as much as possible and insure yourself from any possible risks. 

Africa is a large continent with every country varying greatly in local culture, customs, rules and regulations. Research your destination as much as possible and ask as many questions as possible. We would never place you at risk or in harm's way, however it is important you take ownership of your journey and behave responsibly. 

Please note:

We can also transfer you to the airport on your departure date for an additional fee. Please mention this in your application!

Typical day

Your typical day will usually begin very early, receiving a general guideline of the case load for the day. You will then be given supervised charge of your case list for the day and either observe or assist in handling a variety of straight forward and complex cases.  You day can be either very hectic and extremely challenging or slow and very quiet. You will need to be motivated, resilient and work well in a team in order to get the best out of your experience. 

What will your schedule look like?
06:00 Breakfast
07:30 Report to placement
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
15:00 Placement ends

The rest of the day will be yours to relax and enjoy what the town has to offer you!

Free-time activities

Arusha provides an array of activities to get involved in during your free time. Explore the numerous walking trails, enjoy the large amount of cafe's bistro's and local food in town and many more places to relax. There is a vibrant community life in Arusha, whether you want to enjoy a quiet meal, watch outdoor cinema or go dancing. 


Siret Trip provide a unique opportunity for our special volunteers to experience more of Africa's beauty. Take a scenic weekend walking tour of the lush rolling foothills of Mt Meru or a breathtaking day trips to some the world's most admired national reserves. Arusha is packed with opportunity to experience unique and unforgettable outdoor adventures. 


Tour packages, Safari's and cultural experiences are all available. 

Water Sports
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Law, Humanities, Social Studies, Sociology, Anthropology at University level
Required Documents
Cover Letter, CV, proof of education, relevant certifications, passport copy and criminal background check or two signed character references
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Law Degree desirable
Experience working in legal aid/law/advocacy desirable but not essential
Humanities related studies desirable
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Medi Trip
  • Volunteer placement facilitation-full program scheduling and supervision
  • Pre-arrival support & preparation of your project/work placement
  • Airport pick up 
  • Orientation (usually begins on a Monday
  • Accommodation Room & Meals (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Housekeeping
  • Free Wifi
  • Daily in-person availability of a local coordinator

  • EXCLUDES
    • VISA
    • Airport transport on departure (can be arranged)
Airport Pickup at Arusha Airport

PICK UP POINTS:
Kilimajaro Airport
Arusha Airport
Arusha Bus station

Accommodation

Our volunteers stay in a newly refurbished volunteer house with modern amenities for a comfortable guest house experience.

  • Conveniently located in town
  • Housekeeping daily
  • Hot showers
  • WiFi
  • Beautiful spacious grounds 
  • Gated security with electric fencing and intercom entry. 

Private double bedrooms available on request.

Dorm Room Guesthouse Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and Dinner. MONDAY's-FRIDAY's (At the weekend's there no chef, but volunteers are free to make use of the kitchen and food supplies)

  • Continental breakfast with, eggs, toast, cereal, variety of fruit (inc the ever popular avocado), jam, butter, nutella! Coffee & Tea.
  • Unlike other hostels, we don't feed you the same dinner everyday, we have a set menu of spaghetti bolognese, pilau (flavoured rice and veg), rice and chicken, chapati (flat bread) and beans, always served with salad and fruit!
  • We have a filtered water cold/hot water dispenser to save on buying bottled water and make sure you keep hydrated with clean and safe water!

And of course the kitchen is yours to use! We have a fabulous chef who can guide you to local supermarkets if you want to buy your own personal food and snacks!

During orientation you will be shown tasty and affordable places to get lunch during your work day. You will have a good variety of local and western food places. There are amazing cafe's, bistro's and affordable western restaurants to enjoy a burger, salad, seafood etc!

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 Arusha Airport (ARK) in Arusha. 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

We take volunteers all year long. Placement begins on the first Monday of each week. Please book according to your arrival/landing date.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$575
4 weeks
$840
6 weeks
$1,260
8 weeks
$1,680
10 weeks
$2,100
12 weeks
$2,520
24 weeks (max. stay)
$5,040
Average fees
$249 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Medi Trip 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 Medi Trip during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Law & Human Rights Advocate Internship

Work alongside legal advocates providing legal aid and advice to those who cannot afford it. Help raise human rights awareness and support those in need of legal support.

$249/week

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