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Human Rights and Access to Justice

Africa | Asia | Europe | Latin America | Australasia | North America | Europe
Includes courses
In partnership with
Program Code: GVIA0718N

Overview

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 Focus Areas

Choose to complete your project work in 1 of 6 focus areas.
Alternatively, choose not to focus and complete projects in a range of areas.

OPERATIONS AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
DATA ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH
MARKETING, MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS
Fundraising
Law Advocacy and Policy
Multi-focus

What you get

REAL-WORLD PROJECTS

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


A PROFESSIONAL RECOMMENDATION

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


NEW, VERIFIABLE SKILLS

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


ENDORSED CERTIFICATE

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


PERSONAL MENTORSHIP

Receive support during weekly one-on-ones and career coaching sessions from your dedicated mentor.


MASTERCLASS LECTURE SERIES

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


Up To

$1000

Grants
$1000 GRANT TOWARDS A LONG-TERM, IN-COUNTRY INTERNSHIP

Book and pay your Virtual Internship Program, and receive a $1000 grant towards
an internship in any of our locations around the world.

COMPLETE REAL PROJECTS

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.


DEVELOP A GRANT PROPOSAL

Work with a local organisation to build budgets and outline the resources needed to achieve inclusive employment opportunity goals for people with disabilities. You’ll develop and design project proposals that meet with grant application requirements.

CREATE A RESEARCH SURVEY

Collaborate with organisations working to promote safe and inclusive educational environments for all LGBTQ+ youth. You’ll develop student surveys that measure the effectiveness of LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and highlight prevalent issues faced in the education system.

DESIGN A WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT REPORT

Assist a local NGO with the design and implementation of their annual women’s empowerment report. You’ll collect research and data to highlight the organisations impact of their gender equality initiatives. You’ll also support future project strategy and development.

Example of 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.


Total time
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.


Total time
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.


Total time
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.


Total time
4 hours

Masterclass Series

Trafficking in Nepal
By Laxmi Gurung

Tour & Trekking Coordinator


Raising Leaders from the Margins
By Tim Tucker

CEO The Message Trust South Africa


Strategic research within a human rights framework
By Philippa Williams

Co-Founder – Investigation and Research for Técnicas Rudas


Disaster Response & Plastic Waste Reduction
By Rory Dickens

Founder of Recycle Rebuild


Techniques for disrupting environmental crime
By Alexandria Reid

Research Fellow at Royal United Services Institute


Meet your global team

David Everett

GVI Program Director of Latin America, Indian Ocean & Europe

David Everett is the founder of the School for Life Foundation, a non-profit that supports the education of Ugandan primary school students. He’s managed social impact investment for the Nadia and Taylor Foundation, a global non-profit supporting hundreds of charities, and has received the Medal of the Order of Australia for his work. As GVI’s regional director of Africa and Europe, David manages GVI’s community development projects in these regions.


3 ONLINE COURSES INCLUDED

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


COURSE 1

– Careers In Sustainable Development

COURSE 2

– Leading Teams For Emerging Leaders

COURSE 3: One of the following

– Introduction to Community Development
– Introduction to Scientific Conservation Research

OPTIONAL EXTRA

SPECIALISATION COURSES*


 

Prices

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Durations

40 Hours
80 Hours
120 Hours
Study pace :   20 hours per week
2 Weeks
4 weeks
6 weeks
Study pace :   5 hours per week
8 Weeks
16 Weeks
24 Weeks
Price

$1545

$1995

$2445

What's Included?