The Australian Human Rights Institute offers three types of student internships for UNSW Law students. For internship application dates and deadlines, current UNSW Law students should visit myLaw or contact Law Student Services for more information. 

Australian Human Rights Institute internship

Work with the director and senior leadership team of the Australian Human Rights Institute on major events, research projects and advocacy activities. Interns will develop human rights skills and a get a better understanding of the pathways into human rights work. 

Australian Journal of Human Rights internship

Work with the editorial team of Australia's first peer-reviewed journal devoted exclusively to human rights development in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and internationally. The journal aims to raise awareness of human rights issues by providing a forum for scholarship and discussion.

Human Rights Defender internship

Work with the editorial team behind the Human Rights Defender magazine and monthly newsletter to commission, curate and write content promoting human rights work and the work of the Australian Human Rights Institute staff and associates.

Media/Communications internship

In 2021, internships will also be available to UNSW students enrolled in MDIA3007 Media and Arts Internship.

Media/Communications interns assist the Institute's communications team to promote our activities and events to media, the public and those involved in human rights work.

For inquiries, please contact the UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Work Integrated Learning Unit.

Modern Slavery Interdisciplinary Placement Project 

In 2020, 21 students from the faculties of Art & Design, Arts and Social Sciences, and Law & Justice worked in interdisciplinary teams to develop educational resources for UNSW students, staff and partners to assist in their understanding of the issues and how we will work together to combat modern slavery in accordance with the new UNSW Modern Slavery Prevention Policy.

Five student teams were given the opportunity to design and develop unique education artefacts. They were supported by a small team of supervisors from the Work Integrated Learning Unit, the Australian Human Rights Institute's modern slavery expert Professor Justine Nolan, as well as from Elektra Woodrow from UNSW Legal and Compliance.

Read more about the project here.