The Oxford Global Justice Programme, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and Oxford Pro Bono Publico are coordinating calls for fellowship and internship opportunities taking place in 2018. This will enable a clearer process and point of contact for those interested in applying. 

The Oxford Global Justice Internship Programme is a programme initiated by the Public International Law Group within the Oxford Law Faculty. The aim of the programme is to provide financial assistance to Oxford law graduates seeking valuable work experience in international law. The programme will provide support to graduate students within the Faculty and recent Oxford law graduates who wish to undertake internships at international courts or tribunals, international organizations or public interest organizations that work on issues of public international law.

This internship programme is generously supported by the Planethood Foundation. A significant part of the funds received from the Foundation will be used to fund work which promotes the aims of international criminal justice and transitional justice. However, applications will be welcomed from candidates interested in working in other areas of international law.

The Oxford Global Justice Internship Programme will provide students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge of international law in practical ways. Students will be given the opportunity to develop their interest in international law and will obtain a valuable platform for further work in the area.

It will be the responsibility of applicants to arrange the internship or other work experience they wish to pursue. The Law Faculty will not arrange such work experience. Applicants can apply to the Oxford Global Justice Internship Programme for support enabling them to undertake work experience lasting at least three months.


All internships are open to current students pursuing a research degree or a taught graduate course in the Law Faculty (BCL/MJur/MSc/MSt/MPhil/DPhil).

In addition, the Oxford Global Justice Internship programme and Bonavero Institute Student Fellowships are open to students currently in the final year of the BA (Jurisprudence) programme as well as to those who have graduated from Oxford Law Faculty (including the BA programme) in the past twelve months in the case of Bonavero Fellowships or the past two years in the case of Oxford Global Justice Internships.


If you wish to apply for any of these schemes, please read the individual scheme details and submit the following to by 12 noon Thursday 10 May 2018. It is planned that interviews will take place Monday 21st May 2018.

  1. An application form describing briefly how your area of study is relevant to the chosen placement(s), your reasons for wishing to undertake the internship and a statement of costs and expected expenditure for the duration of the internship. Please also disclose other sources of funding (eg. scholarship stipends, personal funds or college grants) that have been granted to you in respect of this internship or for which you have applied. We also require you to list your chosen internships in order of preference.
  2. A CV (maximum 2pp) which should indicate what previous work you have undertaken, relevant to your application, including whether you have been an active member of any of the organisations or groups linked with the schemes you are applying for.
  3. Official transcripts (scanned copies).
  4. Two letters of reference, preferably from individuals able to speak to your abilities in the field of international law and/or human rights law. In the case of current research students, one of the referees should be the applicant’s supervisor.

All applications should be sent electronically to by the deadline of 12 noon Thursday 10 May 2018. Any applications received after the deadline will not be submitted for review.