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Law & Human Rights Internships in Asia

Projects Abroad Law intern has a discussion with a client in China, Asia

A law and human rights internship abroad in Asia is a wonderful way to work on legislation and make a difference in other people’s lives while getting invaluable international work experience. For individuals on a gap year, studying law or a human rights related area at university, or wanting a career break that will broaden their horizons, a Projects Abroad law or human rights internship in Asia offers a unique cross-cultural exchange that will enhance your résumé and increase your prospects within these highly competitive fields. Whether you are interested in working at a law firm or a human rights organization, a variety of opportunities are available in Cambodia, China and Mongolia.

Working as a Law and Human Rights Intern in Asia– What Can I Expect?

Male volunteer at the Law & Human Rights office in one of the Projects Abroad placements in Asia

As a law and human rights intern in Asia, you will be placed in either a law firm or a human rights organization and play a key role in the daily work of your placement company. From working in the labour department of the Community Legal Education Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to writing legal opinions for law firms in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, internships offer the opportunity to put together a unique portfolio work. For most countries and positions, interns are required to have a concrete background in the law and human rights fields, or significant previous work experience in order to participate in the internship. Interns are usually required to work 40 hours per week, and can anticipate a wide range of tasks and responsibilities throughout their internship. While knowledge of the native language in the country where you are interning is usually not necessary, law and human rights interns will be expected to be proficient in both verbal and written English.

Your input at Asian law firms and human rights organizations will be greatly encouraged and appreciated. Take the opportunity to make your own recommendations, or explain practices back home. Your adaptability and willingness to learn will be appreciated by your colleagues, enabling you to truly engage yourself as an active member of the team.

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