The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights is pleased to announce the 2020 Bonavero Institute Student Fellowship Programme and the 2020 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 2020 applications process will open shortly. This year, as a part of the Student Fellowship Programme, the Bonavero Institute will be offering internships at the Aire Centre (UK), Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (UK), Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (UK), JUSTICE (UK), Public Law Project (UK), REDRESS (UK), Reprieve (UK),  Turpin & Miller (UK), European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR, Germany), Dejusticia (Colombia) and the Namibian Supreme Court (Namibia), in addition to our Samuel Pisar Travelling Fellowship. Under the Summer Internship Scheme, we are collaborating with Oxford Pro Bono Publico to offer internships at Project 39A (India) as well as open grants.

Interested students are encouraged to join us at 5 PM on Monday, 3 February 2020 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.

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, DPhil Candidate in Law

Organised by OPBP & Bonavero Institute of Human Rights