Putting what you learn in lectures into practice is the best way to develop your legal skills. In our Essex
Law Clinic you'll work alongside practising lawyers to advise real clients on real issues.
Internships and work placements are an excellent way to gain vital professional experience while you study. By
developing your skills and gaining insight into the world of legal practice or other employment sectors, internships help
you to stand out when applying for jobs and other opportunities after you graduate.
We have strong links within the legal industry and support our students and graduates to find suitable
work placements during your time at Essex. Our Human Rights Centre also has longstanding experience working with
NGOs and other organisations around the world and can help students interested in gaining experience through
internships in human rights.
Get experience, get paid
Our Essex Interns scheme helps you to find paid internships with local and
national employers during your studies and after. The scheme is open to all current students as well as our alumni for
up to three years after graduation.
Our Frontrunners work placement scheme also gives you the chance gain experience by
working in a range of areas across the University, including with projects in the School of Law and our Human Rights Centre.
Working with the UNHCR
We are the first university in the UK to sign a
memorandum of understanding with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). This creates
internship and research opportunities for our postgraduate students and is based on our long-established expertise
in international humanitarian law.
In this podcast, graduate Anna Magdalena Ruesch talks about her internship with the UNHCR in Geneva.
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.
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.
Human rights clinic
Our Human Rights Clinic gives you practical experience of working on real human rights issues alongside our experienced academics and allows you to take an active role in your own professional development.