Human Rights Internships in Morocco
- Placement location: Rabat
- Role: To work with a local organisation on national and international issues and topics
- Types of Placements: Government office, non-governmental organization (NGO)
- Requirements: Interns must have completed at least one year of a law undergraduate degree and have advanced speaking, writing, reading and listening skills in either French or Arabic
- Accommodation: Host family
- Length of placement: From 8 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible however Human Rights placements usually close in July and August
You will gain incredible experience while interning abroad on a Human Rights internship in Morocco! This is a great international internship whether you are a law student on a sabbatical or school break or a graduate looking to gain some practical work experience in human rights or law prior to a master’s degree. Interns must have at least one year of related experience to participate.
Morocco is a monarchy in transition. Over the past decade many national and international organizations have been working with the Moroccan authorities to improve the situation of the poor and vulnerable within the country. Projects Abroad interns assist in a variety of hands-on initiatives, policy building research, and fact-finding missions.
The Human Rights project’s main language of communication is Arabic or French. Interns must have advanced speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills in one or both of these languages.
Interns are required to join the Human Rights project for at least eight weeks. This is to allow for time to adapt to the new environment, learn about the work, and truly contribute to the project.
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Interning on a Human Rights Internship in Morocco
Depending on your studies and areas of interest, you have different opportunities in Morocco for Human Rights. Grass roots organizations need assistance with fact-finding missions, educational campaigns, refugee work, and general support of vulnerable people.
Most human rights organizations are located in the cosmopolitan capital of Rabat or the commercial capital of Casablanca. An internship in Morocco offers a unique opportunity for legal work and a special cultural experience for those interested in the field of human rights.
Our main projects involve the rights of women, children and refugees. Your role might involve various activities such as:
- Raising awareness in communities
- Preparing leaflets, posters or educational tools
- Running training programs
- Planning promotional campaigns
- Monitoring elections
Did you know? Morocco is a passage way to Europe for many migrants from sub-Saharan countries, but many end up living in Moroccan cities unable to carry on. Often new migrants are not aware of their rights under international or Moroccan Law.
The human rights organizations we partner with are serious professional bodies. You may sometimes have deadlines or be asked to represent the organization at meetings and other events. Your work will be important for the growth of human rights in North Africa.
Interns seeking a different cultural experience have the option of participating on a more unique project for one week at the end of their project. For more information, please visit the Nomad Project in Morocco page. Our Combinations Page explains how you can combine not only projects, but also destinations.