Internship Opportunity at Human Rights Law Network [HRLN], Mumbai: Applications Open

About the organisation

HRLN views the legal system as a limited but crucial instrument for realising human rights. We believe that large scale struggles against human rights violations have to be waged by social and political movements and that the legal system can play a significant supportive role in these struggles. We participate in the struggle for rights of the marginalized through various activities including public interest litigation, advocacy, legal awareness programmes, investigations into violations and publishing ‘know your rights’

HRLN’s internship programme is a challenging and interesting experience for those committed to human rights and social justice in India. We offer an exciting opportunity to participate in movements for social change and welcome people from all fields to
contribute to our initiatives. Interns and volunteers are an integral part of our dynamic team and we greatly value their efforts, creativity and contributions.

About the internship

HRLN gives a wonderful opportunity for interns to meet their peers all over the world. They will explore the legal and social challenges people face in the human rights field in India and develop the skills to understand how the law and social activism can achieve practical benefits for ordinary people.

  • Intern will build their capacity
  • In conducting research related to HRLN’s initiatives
  • In drafting public interest petitions
  • In conducting fact-finding missions,
  • In writing articles and publications for the website
  • In organizing workshops and conferences and such-like.
  • They might also be required to travel to other parts of India to conduct fact-finding and research on human rights issues.

Number of Interns Required



Primarily Mumbai

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Who can apply?

This is an yearlong internship. Enthusiastic people committed to human rights, with a willingness to interact with others, and increase their hands-on experience of social and legal issues. They should have good research, writing and communications skills, as well as showing an ability to meet tight deadlines.


Will be decided as per commensurate

Duration of internship

We require a commitment of a year from national and international applicants

Application Procedure

You can apply as early as you can.

The Applicant is expected to send in the Application form from along with a writing sample (400 words), a research sample (400 Words) and one reference (academic and/or employment).

The applicant can mail their application along with their CV either to Internship Coordinator, India Center for Human Rights and Law, 4th Floor, Sheel Chambers, Cawasji Marg, Fort, Mumbai – 400 001, or email it to internships.mumbai[at]

Shortlisted candidates will be informed within a month. The second round of telephone interviews will take place, and selected candidates will be notified, soon thereafter.

Selected candidates should submit their waiver forms within a period of 2 weeks of having been selected, failing to do could mean losing the placement to wait-listed applicants.

Contact info

HRLN – Mumbai/India Center for Human Rights and Law

Internship Coordinator, Socio-Legal Information Center, 4th Floor, Sheel Chambers, Cawasji Marg, Fort, Mumbai – 400 001

Tel: +91-22-2282 0109/2282 0192

Email: internships.mumbai[at]

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