The Australian Human Rights Institute invites all UNSW Sydney and Canberra staff who share a commitment to enhancing human rights through research and education to become an Associate of the Australian Human Rights Institute.

We are currently developing projects with colleagues in every faculty, in the areas of modern slavery, construction and human rights, sport and human rights, gender violence including via digital platforms, and health and human rights, just to mention a few areas.

Whether you're working in these specific areas from a human rights or another perspective, or are doing other important human rights research, we're very keen to hear from you.
Staff from all Faculties can become Associates of the Institute, and will receive:

  • support to host workshops and events 
  • inclusion in a searchable database of staff on the Institute’s website 
  • opportunities to connect researchers with each other, with external organisations, and with media and impact opportunities

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Australian Human Rights Institute Associates Database

Australian Human Rights Institute Associates share a commitment to enhancing human rights though their research and education.
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The Australian Human Rights Institute offers three student internships in each of the three UNSW Sydney terms:

What I enjoyed most about the internship was the independence and being trusted to largely manage my own reviews, edits and deadlines. I truly felt like my work was valued and I was an essential part of the journal team. I was also able to attend and be involved in many Australian Human Rights Institute events, which gave me diverse and unique insight into contemporary human rights practices and current issues.

Linly Wang (Australian Journal of Human Rights intern, Semester 1 2018)

Interning at AHRI was a fantastic experience for me. The team was incredibly kind and welcoming, and I was given so many opportunities to participate directly in the work of the Institute, both supporting larger Institute projects, and engaging in individual projects, such as writing articles for the website.

The passion and drive of the staff was inspiring, and the programs they run are innovative and address both the well-publicised and lesser known human rights issues of today. I am so thankful to have been part of such an amazing group of people, and to have been able to contribute to an Institute that will undoubtedly be at the forefront of human rights advocacy in the future.

Annabelle Spence (Australian Human Rights Institute intern, Semester 1 2018)

Spending a trimester as the Student Editor of the Human Rights Defender was one of the best experiences I have had during my time studying Law! I loved working at the Australian Human Rights Institute because the environment is so collaborative, open and purposeful. It’s a unique experience to be given so much autonomy and responsibility in relation to a really important publication, and then at the end of the process to see the culmination of your contributions in print.

Nechama Basserabie (Human Rights Defender intern Term 1, 2019)

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