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Related Graduate Programs and Internships

Graduate Programs Related to Human Rights

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

Canadian Universities

University Name Location Degree(s)/ Program(s)
University of Winnipeg/ University of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB MA in Peace and Conflict Studies
University of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB Master of Human Rights
University of Ottawa Ottawa, ON LL.M. in International Humanitarian and Security Law
LL.M. in Law and Social Justice
University of Toronto Toronto, ON Faculty of Law, International Human Rights ProgramLL.M in Law
University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, MA in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice

International Universities

University Name Location Degree(s)/ Program(s)
Columbia University New York City, USA Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR), MA in Human Rights Studies
London School of Economics and Political Science London, UK

Department of Sociology, MSc in Human Rights
MSc Human Rights and Politics

Oxford University Oxford, UK MSc in International Human Rights Law (Part-time)
National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland Irish Centre for Human Rights, LL.M in International Human Rights Law
University of Essex Colchester, UK Human Rights Centre
LL.M in International Human Rights Law
LL.M in International Humanitarian Law
LL.M in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights
University of Glasgow Glasgow, Scotland, UK MSc/PgDip in Human Rights and International Politics
University of Roehampton London, UK

MA Erasmus Mundus Human Rights Policy and Practice
MA/PGDip/PGCert in Human Rights and International Relations
LL.M in Human Rights and Legal Practice

Utrect University Utrecht, Netherlands MA in Conflict Studies and Human Rights
University of Oslo Oslo, Norway Master of Theory and Practice of Human Rights
Ulster University Belfast, Northern Ireland LL.M in Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice

Abbreviation Guide:

MA- Master of Arts PGDip- Postgraduate Diploma LL.M- Master of Laws
MSc- Master of Science PGCert- Postgraduate Certificate


Internships Related to Human Rights

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. Learn more about the Manitoba Legislative Intership Program.

International Internships

Human Rights Watch

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.”

United Nations Internship Programme (Unpaid)