Projects Abroad has spent over 25 years helping volunteers and interns fulfil their potential and make the world a better place. All projects seek to add significant value to the environment, to local people and the organisations they support.

The aim of the Projects Abroad Law & Social Justice Internship is to promote respect for human rights and human dignity. This is the collective mission of the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office. We do this by providing quality, independent legal representation, and raising awareness so people know what their basic rights are


You will work at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office in Cape Town, alongside experienced lawyers and human rights professionals. Your placement will involve several kinds of tasks:  

  • Host legal clinics for community members who cannot come into the office
  • Assist walk-in clients, conduct research, and draft legal documentation
  • Attend court and conduct moot court hearings
  • Present life skills, awareness, and rehabilitation workshops

Your work will be split up in the following ways:

Attend legal clinics
Free legal consultations
Moot court hearings
Presenting social justice workshops

More information regarding the internship program can be found on the host program website

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Projects Abroad for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ's short-term experience eligibility criteria.

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The program fee varies depending on program length. For a 4-week internship, the program fee is approximately $4,955 AUD. More information regarding what is included in the program fee can be found on the host program website


Housing is included in the program fee.

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 31 March 2020

Program Dates

Varies - (2 week minimum, 5 week maximum)
Earliest Start: 21 June 2020
Latest End: 26 July 2020


Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Credit: Not-for-credit*
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. Please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​