|Human Rights Internship Program - LAWS8052|
The Human Rights Internship Program offers postgraduate students the opportunity to undertake project research and writing in a Partner Organisation with a focus on the protection and promotion of human rights. Under the supervision of a member of the Partner Organisation and the Law Faculty, students will gain valuable experience in research, analysis, writing and advocacy on aspects of law, policy and practice relating to human rights. Project topics must be related to human rights law and policy and are to be negotiated between individual interns, Partner Organisations and the Internship Placement Coordinator, UNSW Law School. Interns are required to undertake the equivalent of one full day each week of work at their Partner Organisation during session and to complete their project in close consultation with their Partner Organisation. Interns are also required to attend a Program Seminar at the beginning and end of each session. At the end of the session, students will present a short evaluation of the project which has been the subject of their internship. Note that a maximum of 15 internships are offered each session.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in one of the following programs:
9211 Master of Human Rights Law & Policy, 9200 Master of Laws, 9240 Master of International Law & International Relations or, 5211 Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law & Policy.
Successful completion of LAWS8181 International Human Rights is a prerequisite for entry into the internship program.
Course Aims and Objectives
The aims of this internship program are formulated within the wider context of UNSW Guidelines on Learning. See Guidelines on Learning for more information. The aims listed below are part of the aim of the UNSW School of Law to instil in students the understanding, values, skills and qualities necessary to become highly qualified professionals with a strong sense of citizenship, community and social justice. The UNSW Masters Internship aims:
Expected Learning Outcomes
Placing these broader aims in the specific course context, upon completing this course, it is expected that students will have:
Project topics must be related to human rights law and policy and are to be negotiated between individual interns, Partner Organisations and the Program Coordinator, UNSW Law School.
For more information on the application process please proceed to the Internships website
The internship is assessed on a pass/fail basis. Students must achieve a pass mark in all forms of assessment to pass the internship as a whole. Assessment is:
No texts are required for this course. A number of resources will be made available on Blackboard for this course including the course outline, reading materials and information related to the administration of the internship.
Inquiries may be made to the Program Coordinator, Frances Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 93852230.