The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights is pleased to announce the 2019 Bonavero Institute Student Fellowship Programme and the 2019 Bonavero Institute & Oxford Pro Bono Publico Summer Internship Scheme. We aim to provide financial assistance to graduate students at the Faculty of Law and graduate students at other departments of the University of Oxford with a previous law degree, seeking work experience in human rights and public law. These internships are an exciting opportunity for students who wish to explore human rights career options both within the UK and across the world.

The 2019 applications process opens today. This year, as a part of the Student Fellowship Programme, the Bonavero Institute will be offering internships at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (UK), JUSTICE (UK), Liberty (UK), Public Law Project (UK), REDRESS (UK), Reprieve (UK), European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR, Germany), Dejusticia (Colombia) and the Namibian Supreme Court (Namibia), in addition to Samuel Pisar Travelling Fellowships. Under the Summer Internship Scheme, we are collaborating with Oxford Pro Bono Publico to offer internships at the Women’s Legal Centre (South Africa) and Project 39A (India), in addition to an open grant.

Interested students are encouraged to join us at 7:15 PM on Thursday, 28 February 2019 at the Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College. We hope to acquaint you with these organizations, the application processes, and the financial assistance available. Past summer fellows and interns will also share their experiences at the event. The event will be followed by a wine reception.

Take it from our past fellows:

The Fellowship provided me with the core financial support to undertake a legal clerkship at the Constitutional Court of South Africa – something that I have always wanted to do, given their strong socio-economic jurisprudence, but would have been unable to otherwise undertake.” – Sanya Samtani, DPhil Candidate in Law

Working at the Women’s Legal Centre provided me with invaluable experience, both personally and academically, that I will continue to draw upon in my future academic and policy work. This internship would not have been possible without the support of Bonavero Institute and Oxford Pro Bono Publico Internship Scheme and I am extremely grateful for the support received.” – Aradhana Cherupara Vadekkethil, MPhil Candidate in Law