The Bonavero Institute Summer Fellowship at Reprieve UK (London) is an eight-week fellowship, tenable from early July to late September 2019. 

About Reprieve

Reprieve is an organisation of courageous and committed human rights defenders. Founded in 1999 by the British human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith, Reprieve provides free legal and investigative support to some of the world’s most vulnerable people: those facing execution, and those victimised by states’ abusive counter-terror policies – rendition, torture, extrajudicial imprisonment and extrajudicial killing.

About the internship at Reprieve

Summer interns at Reprieve will join a team of lawyers, investigators and campaigners seeking to ensure that governments are held to account on human rights issues. The nature of their work as interns will depend on the organisation’s needs and their particular areas of interest. There will always be a combination of investigation and legal work, as that’s where Reprieve’s strength and uniqueness lies. Reprieve is the type of place where students will learn how to and be expected to use all the tools in the tool box, and because we’re a small team, students will get exposure to multiple areas of the work.

About the Bonavero Fellowship at Reprieve

The successful candidate will receive a maximum of £2,700 to cover travel, living and other expenses associated with the fellowship. In determining the amount to be awarded, other sources of funding will be taken into account.

Please refer to the overview page referring specifically to the application process and eligibility criteria.


This Fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from Eric L.ewis.