All our students can learn languages in a number of ways, including as part of your degree, in evening
classes or online at no extra cost, or via Essex Modern Language Certificates.
Internships provide you with an opportunity to engage directly with
contemporary human rights issues, and to develop a more advanced understanding
of human rights work, as well as specific human rights issues and situations.
The Human Rights Centre has longstanding experience working with a diverse
range of organisations around the globe, and provides advice and contacts to
help you plan the next stage of your career. Recent students have secured a
diverse range of internships, including work in:
- national and international NGOs
- the United Nations
- regional courts such as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
- governmental organisations such as NATO
These opportunities have taken students to places such as the Democratic
Republic of Congo, Belgium, the United States, France, Kenya and the Gaza Strip.
Essex Human Rights Alumni Association
The Essex Human Rights Alumni Association
is a network of Human Rights Centre graduates dedicated to facilitating cooperation
and the sharing of expertise amongst graduates. This is an invaluable resource as
you embark upon a career as a human rights professional.
The Alumni Association has also established a mentoring scheme to promote the
sharing of experience, ideas and knowledge on human rights issues between alumni
currently engaged in human rights work and students currently studying at the
Human Rights Centre, and operates a noticeboard advertising upcoming jobs and internships.
frontrunners is our original placement scheme that offers students paid work opportunities on campus. You'll get on-placement training and great experience to add to your CV.
Internships are an excellent way to earn money and develop a stand-out CV. Register with us for
information on paid internship opportunities with local, national and even international employers.
Our Employability and Careers Centre helps you develop the skills for a successful career. Our friendly staff and excellent resources help you to make
informed career choices and to enter your chosen field.