AHRCentre offers new student internship with Reprieve Australia in 2015

From Semester 1 2015, a new internship will be offered by the Australian Human Rights Centre in partnership with Reprieve Australia as part of the UNSW Law public interest  internship programme. Reprieve Australia assists in the provision of legal representation and humanitarian assistance to those facing the death penalty around the world, and seeks to raise awareness of the death penalty and associated human rights issues. The student intern, jointly supervised by an AHRCentre academic and Reprieve, will undertake research related to death penalty cases, assist Reprieve in their organisational work and development and management of local Reprieve events, and contribute to the AHRCentre’s Human Rights Defender, the Reprieve newsletter, blog posts and social media. 

Reprieve Australia works against the death penalty and to assist in the provision of effective legal representation and humanitarian assistance to those facing the death penalty at the hands of the state. They also work to raise awareness of the application of the death penalty by the state and associated human rights issues. Reprieve Australia is the sister organisation of the British based charity, Reprieve (UK), and the US charity, Reprieve (US). It draws its support from a broad base of members in Australia.

The internship position is offered by UNSW Law through the AHRCentre and it is aimed at exposing a UNSW student to the organisation and the everyday activities of Reprieve Australia. This internship will involve promotion of the organisation locally, organisation of local events and talks, research and writing for Reprieve promotion and advocacy and general administrative support for the organisation. 


• Assisting with the organisation and management of Reprieve events in NSW which will involve drafting 

invitations, function bookings, arranging speakers, fundraising, promoting Reprieve;

• Organising and assisting with the promotion of Reprieve internships via seminars and events at universities;

• Assisting with membership drives;

• Researching and writing articles for the Reprieve newsletter, blog posts or social media.

• Assisting with the publication of the Reprieve newsletter;

• Assisting with the creation and maintenance of Reprieve's social media presence, including regular updates 

about international death penalty news and Reprieve's work;

• Researching death penalty issues in the media; and

• Ad hoc duties as discussed with Reprieve's Executive Committee

Pre-requisite: an individual who is self-motivated, independent and dedicated to the aims and goals of Reprieve.


The internship will commence in S1 2015. For more information about applying for this position, please click here.