Human Rights & Law interns campaigning in Tanzania

Law & Human Rights Internship in Tanzania for Teenagers

Support the human rights of women and children in East Africa

¿De qué se trata?

  • Work with local lawyers to prepare real legal cases
  • Empower women to defend their rights
  • Actively campaign while building skills for your future law career
  • Live with other teenagers in the vibrant city of Arusha
  • Volunteer Service Hours: 40
  • Download an itinerary for this project

Fechas de Inicio: 

Durante vacaciones escolares

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Duración Mínima: 

2 semanas



Is Law & Human Rights in Tanzania right for me?

If you’re aged 15 to 18 with an interest in justice, then this Law & Human Rights High School Special is for you. Working with local lawyers, you’ll gain unbeatable experience to help you stand out in a competitive law career.

You’ll live with other teenagers in Arusha, a busy city surrounded by stunning scenery. Your role will be to campaign on some of East Africa’s most pressing issues: illiteracy, domestic violence, and the treatment of young people caught up in crime.

Preparing legal cases, conducting interviews, and attending court, you’ll gain real-world experience. You’ll be actively involved in improving rights in Tanzania. The knowledge and experience you gain will be invaluable.

We’ve partnered with TAWLA (the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association) to ensure this is a worthwhile experience. If you’re an ambitious student looking for the highest level of legal experience while helping vulnerable people, then look no further.

This internship runs on fixed dates during the school holidays – perfect for high school students. You’ll follow a set itinerary that helps you get the most from your time protecting human rights in Tanzania.

Women fighting for their rights in Tanzania

Prepare presentations and conduct interviews

This is a hands-on project, so prepare to get involved from the start. With the help of TAWLA and Projects Abroad staff, you’ll work on presentations on a chosen legal topic. This is a chance to increase your understanding and spread awareness to others.

You’ll present to schools, women in their homes, and a juvenile detention center.

You’ll also conduct interviews to help you get to know the people at the heart of legal cases. By meeting women and children caught up in the justice system, you’ll come to understand the human side of human rights.

These interviews will inform your work as you campaign for the rights of vulnerable people in Tanzania.

Write reports and legal opinion pieces

Within your first few days as a law intern in Arusha, you’ll be handed real case files. These will form the basis of reports and opinion pieces you will write. Your written work will help bring attention to these cases. You’ll play a key role in helping the public get to grips with the importance of human rights.

There is also a strong educational component to this project. You’ll learn about a range of topics from organic farming to the colonial history of Tanzania. This will inform your opinions and give you a well-rounded view of a culture different from your own.

Attend court hearings

If you want to work in law, it’s important to be exposed to legal systems. That’s why we’ll arrange court visits where you can observe legal disputes in real time.

The hearings you observe will depend on what cases are ongoing at the time of your visit. Whatever is being discussed, you’ll have a front-row seat to how courts, lawyers, and judges operate. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by both victims and defendants.

Where in Tanzania will I work?


You’ll be based in Arusha, a city in Tanzania at the foot of Mount Meru. Home to over 500,000 people, it has a buzzing city centre with colourful markets. The outskirts are less developed, with dirt roads and older buildings.

You’ll do your office work, like research and report writing, at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office (PAHRO). The office is well-equipped and our staff are there to answer your questions. 

You’ll also do fieldwork in local communities. These areas will usually be more remote and rural. People here often lack access to legal advice.

We’ve partnered with TAWLA, a local women’s organisation. A lot of your time will be spent working with them. You’ll also have the opportunity to work in a juvenile detention centre.

Recibimiento en el aeropuerto, vuelos y visado

Cuando llegues al aeropuerto, personal de Projects Abroad te estará esperando. Puedes encontrar más detalles sobre tu llegada al aeropuerto, orientación y visado en nuestra página de Procedimientos de Llegada a Tanzania.

What are the aims and impact of this project?

We have long-term goals for all interns completing a Law & Human Rights Project.

We aim to:

  • Eradicate illiteracy in legal issues faced by women in the community
  • Empower women to fight against abuse and stand up for their rights
  • Create a better community with no abuse or violence

Of course, you won’t achieve all these goals alone. However, your impact will help us on our way to creating a society that is safe for women and children.

You’ll help empower women to protect themselves from harm. Your work will spread valuable ideas like respect and equality. This helps lower discrimination while increasing mental and physical wellbeing.

By engaging in the training we offer, you’ll become a confident global citizen. You’ll have the tools needed to help spread respect for human rights.

Teen interns meet local people in Tanzania

Planes de gestión

Hemos establecido los objetivos para nuestros proyectos en documentos llamados Planes de Gestión. Los usamos para planificar adecuadamente la labor que realizarás. También nos ayudan a medir y evaluar nuestros logros e impacto cada año.

Básicamente, nuestros Planes de Gestión nos ayudan a mejorar nuestros proyectos. Esto significa que formarás parte de algo que tiene un impacto real donde más se necesita. Lee más sobre nuestros Planes de Gestión.

Midiendo nuestro impacto

Cada año, miles de jóvenes voluntarios logran una diferencia en todo el mundo. Durante su tiempo en el extranjero contribuyen en objetivos a largo plazo y a lograr un impacto positivo y duradero en las comunidades donde trabajan.

Creamos un Reporte del Impacto de nuestros Especiales para Adolescentes cada año, en el que documentamos algunos de estos logros. Obtén más información sobre el impacto de estos proyectos y lee nuestro último informe.

Comida y alojamiento

Te alojarás con una familia hospedera en Arusha. Ellos te recibirán en su hogar, dispuestos a compartir sus costumbres contigo y aprender sobre tu cultura. Creemos que es la mejor forma de sumergirte en el estilo de vida tanzano y tener una experiencia realmente única.

En nuestros Especiales para Adolescentes haremos lo posible para que compartas la habitación con al menos otro voluntario de tu mismo género y edad aproximada. Tu habitación será sencilla pero cómoda, limpia y segura.

El coste del programa incluye tres comidas al día.

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Seguridad y respaldo de nuestro personal

Tu seguridad es nuestra prioridad. Contamos con procedimientos para asegurar que tengas el apoyo que necesitas para disfrutar tu viaje tranquilamente. Nuestro personal está disponible las 24 horas al día para asegurar que te sientas cómodo en tu alojamiento y programa. Si tienes problemas, ellos te ayudarán en cualquier momento.

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Cuando te registras solo pagas 295€ que se descontarán del precio total. Contamos con opciones de pago flexibles y asesoría de recaudación de fondos.

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