Internships

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MDAC has numerous internship opportunities for students and graduates from across the globe with a strong academic record and desire to further the rights of people with mental health issues and people with intellectual disabilities.

Current and past interns have worked with MDAC on various issues such as freedom from torture, the right to legal capacity, inclusive education and access to justice. Interns usually have the chance to contribute to all of MDAC’s activities such as litigation, advocacy and research on international human rights issues.

MDAC welcomes the opportunity to establish partnerships between its internship program and academic institutions. Current partnerships include the Central European University and University of Chicago Law School.

 

Qualifications

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

1. Applicant holds an undergraduate university degree. Graduate students are encouraged to apply. 

2. If the applicant studies in a country that does not divide undergraduate and graduate coursework, then applicant must have completed at least two (2) years of full-time studies towards the completion of a university degree.

For applicants interested in our strategic litigation work, we generally only accept applications from students or graduates of law.

Applicants must be able to commit at least six weeks of full-time work as an intern.

 

To apply

Please submit a current CV, highlighting experience and education relevant to the internship and the application form (see below)

Send the required documents to mdac@mdac.org.

 

Funding

MDAC offers its expertise and gratitude, but no funding.

 

For Universities

MDAC welcomes the opportunity to establish partnerships between its internship program and academic institutions. Current partnerships include the Central European University. If you are a representative of an academic institution and are interested in learning more about the unique opportunities we can offer your students and graduates, please contact mdac@mdac.org

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