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Human Rights and Access to Justice

Includes courses in partnership
with the University of Richmond


Did you know that access to justice is a fundamental human right? Yet, millions of people worldwide don’t receive fair access to basic legal services. Globally, there are over 240 million children exploited for labour, while laws in over 20 countries still challenge women’s access to quality reproductive care. Join GVIs Human Rights and Access to Justice Virtual Internship to gain insight into the development of global judicial systems. Alongside accomplished experts and partner organisations, you’ll develop industry skills and an understanding of the challenges faced in human rights advocacy work.

Project work

Throughout your internship you’ll be completing one project each week that helps a local organisation solve an actual problem. Since we work with real partners, real, valuable projects will be assigned to you. This means that the types of projects you could work on will vary. We aim to match you as closely as possible with an organisation and a task that aligns with your personal career goals. See below for some of the projects you could work on during your internship.

Grant award research and application

Research and prepare an application for the Ginetta Sagan Award. This grant recognises and assists women who are working to protect the liberty and lives of women and children in areas where human rights violations are widespread.

Plan and implement a branding strategy for a human rights organisation

Develop website and social media content for a human rights organisation, and assisting them in increasing their reach and raising awareness of the important work they do.

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What you get

Endorsed certificate

Endorsed certificate

Endorsed certificate

Complete two online courses and earn a certificate from the University of Richmond.

A professional recommendation

A professional recommendation

Get a professional recommendation from your personal mentor that details your skills and accomplishments.

Masterclass lecture series

Masterclass lecture series

Attend an immersive masterclass lecture for each internship project, delivered by leading academics and local experts.

Real world projects

Real world projects

Complete a project that solves a problem for a real organisation and add it to your resume.

Personal mentorship

Personal mentorship

Receive support from your dedicated internship supervisor during weekly one-on-ones, and career coaching sessions from an external expert.

New, verifiable skills

New, verifiable skills

Learn new skills, relevant to an impact-focused profession, and apply them to real scenarios.

Up to
AUD 345
Get a AUD 345 grant towards
an in-country internship

Book and pay for your virtual internship program, and receive a AUD 345 grant towards an internship in any of our locations around the world.


A typical week
Career path insight

Engage with academics, professionals and other interns by attending lectures and live chats where key topics and trends in your field of interest will be discussed.

10 hours
Local immersion

Gain insight into culture through a range of interactions with community members. Learn about cultural or environmental topics by attending sessions led by local experts.

4 hours
Project work

Solve a problem or challenge for a real organisation by learning about their challenges, carrying out research, finding a solution and proposing an implementation plan.

22 hours
Career development

Speak to someone with your dream job and find out how they got there. Attend career development workshops. Receive career coaching and ongoing support from your mentor.

4 hours
2 online courses included

2 weeks before starting your virtual internship, you’ll work on our Foundations in Sustainable Development program. This includes two online courses offered in partnership with the University of Richmond.

Course 1

Careers In Sustainable Development

Course 2

Specialisation course relevant to your VI subject area. Either Community Development, Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing, Human Rights and Advocacy or Global Public Health

Optional extra specialisation courses*


Masterclass series

Attend an immersive series of lectures delivered by leading academics, professionals and local experts.

Raising leaders from the margins
By Tim Tucker

CEO, The Message Trust South Africa

Techniques for disrupting environmental crime
By Alexandria Reid

Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute

Trafficking in nepal
By Laxmi Gurung

Tour and Trekking Coordinator

Disaster response and plastic waste reduction
By Rory Dickens

Founder, Recycle Rebuild


Select a duration
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Study pace: 10 hours / week4 Weeks8 Weeks12 Weeks
Priceaud 745aud 1195aud 1495

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