Lawyers for Human Rights is inviting applications from law students and graduates with an interest in human rights law and public interest litigation to apply for the volunteer internship programme in the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme based in the Johannesburg Law Clinic. The Refugee and Migrant Rights programme primarily services refugee and migrant clients. The clinic aims to advance human rights and provide high-quality legal services to those who cannot afford private legal representation.

Please note that our internship programme is fully unpaid, for a period of six months, and is full-time.


  • penultimate or final year law students
  • LLB graduates
  • available for a minimum of six months

Skills and attributes:

  • proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word and Excel)
  • legal research and writing skills
  • solid communication skills
  • adaptability and willingness to learn

To apply, please forward a comprehensive CV, cover letter, and full academic transcript to Jessica Lawrence at jessical [at] lhr [dot] org [dot] za.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Friday 31 January 2020. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.