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Internship Opportunities

Manitoba Legislative Internship Program 

The Manitoba Legislative Internship Program was established in 1985 by the Manitoba Legislative Assembly. It is intended to serve three broad purposes. The program provides graduates of Manitoba's universities, or graduates of other universities who are permanent residents of Manitoba, with an opportunity to experience firsthand the legislative process within the Manitoba Legislature. In addition to being directly involved with the legislative process, the Interns participate in a series of seminars related to enhancing knowledge of the government operations, the economy, media journalism, and the nonprofit sector in Manitoba. The program also provides MLAs of the recognized political parties represented in the Assembly with competent and educated assistance in policy research and constituency work.  It enables them to delegate some constituency and other matters to Interns and frees them to deal more effectively with  specialized and complicated legislative issues. The long-term goal of the program is to develop a group of young Manitobans who understand the -parliamentary system and the role of elected representatives within it. By fostering a  knowledge of, and an appreciation for, the role of the Legislature within our political system among a group of future  leaders, the Legislative Internship Program performs a valuable role in the province. For more information, please visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/legislature/resources/employment/internship.html and access the application form here.  

Graduate Programs Related to Human Rights

Note: This is a partial list of programs to help you begin your research.


University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB)
Master of Human Rights
Website: https://law.robsonhall.com/programs/mhr/

University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)
LL.M. in International Humanitarian and Security Law
LL.M. in Law and Social Justice
Website: http://www.grad.uottawa.ca/Default.aspx?tabid=1727&page=SubjectDetails&Kind=M&SubjectId=185

University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)
International Human Rights Program
LL.M in Law
Website: http://www.law.utoronto.ca/programs-centres/programs/international-human-rights-program

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)
Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
MA in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Website: http://grsj.arts.ubc.ca/graduate/prospective-graduate-students/ma-program/


Columbia University (New York City, USA)
Graduate School of Arts and Science
MA in Human Rights Studies
Website: http://humanrightscolumbia.org

London School of Economics and Political Science (London, UK)
MSc in Human Rights
Website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/taughtProgrammes2015/MScHumanRights.aspx

Oxford University (Oxford, UK)
MSt in International Human Rights Law
Website: http://ihrlmst.conted.ox.ac.uk

National University of Ireland (Galway, Ireland)
Irish Centre for Human Rights
LLM in International Human Rights Law
Website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/irish-centrehumanrights/academics/llmprogrammes/#tab2

University of Essex (Colchester, UK)
Human Rights Centre
LLM in International Human Rights Law
LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
LLM in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights
MA in Human Rights and Cultural Diversity
Website: http://www.essex.ac.uk/hrc/study-with-us/pgt.aspx

University of Glasgow (Glasgow, UK)
MSc Human Rights and International Politics
Website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/humanrightsinternationalpoliticsmscpgdip/

University of Roehampton (London, UK)
MA Human Rights and International Relations
Website: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/home/

Utrecht University (Utrecht, Netherlands)
MA in Conflict Studies and Human Rights
Website: http://www.uu.nl/masters/en/conflict-studies-and-human-rights

University of Oslo (Oslo, Norway)
Theory and Practice of Human Rights (2 years)
Website: http://www.uio.no/english/studies/programmes/humanrights-master/

Ulster University (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Masters of Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice (LLM)
Website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201718/human-rights-law-and-transitional-justice-13598

Internships Related to Human Rights


Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties
MARL is currently seeking an enthusiastic post-secondary student for the position of Education Intern.
For more information: http://marl.mb.ca/2015/05/27/internship-opportunity-education-intern/

Sustainability Officer - Campus Sustainability Office, University of Winnipeg
For more information: https://www.northstarats.com/University-of-Winnipeg/Sustainability-Officer-Campus-Sustainability-Office/17558

International Internships

Douglas College - International
Website: https://www.douglascollegecareers.ca (Click “Contract Employment”)

Human Rights Watch
Internships “may include desk research, drafting documents, assisting with event planning, helping researchers prepare for missions, monitoring human rights developments in various countries, data analysis, liaising with current and prospective donors, and engaging in advocacy efforts aimed at curtailing human rights violations.”
Website: http://www.hrw.org/human-rights-watch-council

Projects Abroad
International Law and Human Rights Internships (Unpaid)
Internships include “assisting lawyers at law firms or NGOs that provide legal services, or actively participating in campaigns to raise awareness of human rights issues.”
Website: http://www.projects-abroad.org/volunteer-projects/law-and-human-rights/

United Nations Internship Programme
Website: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=IP