Human Rights & Access to Justice

This program has been created specifically to provide participants with the contextual understanding and practical experience required to find a job that allows them to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of human rights and access to justice. Whether it’s as a human rights analyst or inclusion and diversity policy advisor this program equips participants with the tools required to advance their career in a variety of human rights-related professions.

An online-only program is also available. To find out more, visit the Impact Academy Online page.

Program Details

This program can be completed in two components. The first component takes place online within a participant’s choice of 2, 8 or 16 weeks and is made up of eight courses. Throughout this component, participants engage with a number of frameworks, toolkits, video lectures and interviews. They also complete assessments. They also connect with classmates online via forums and webinars. This online component can be completed in a standalone capacity, or in combination with the second, optional component: fieldwork.

During the fieldwork component, participants can travel to a location of their choice and put into practice what they’ve learned. While in the field for a duration of 2 to 4 weeks, participants can participate in a series of immersive masterclasses, site visits and fieldwork, producing one final project prior to completion of this component.

This program pushes participants to develop a thorough understanding of key issues in human rights today, such as government accountability and limited access to legal support. Throughout this program, participants are encouraged to expand their skill sets, analyze the work of local organizations working on human rights issues, develop their understanding of best practices and learn how to adapt their approach based on contextual analysis.

Human rights-related career opportunities are evolving rapidly. Impact Academy participants gain access to our jobs board, featuring thousands of vacancies requiring expertise in human rights and access to justice.

Who Is This Program For?

This program has been designed for those keen to deepen their understanding of human rights issues and advance their career in human rights law. This includes students who have, or are currently completing, an undergraduate degree in law, international relations or development, political science, economics, sociology or related fields.

This also includes practitioners in unrelated fields who would like to develop their comprehensive understanding of human rights challenges. This program also serves those already working in law or other professions related to human rights issues and access to justice who would like to advance their current career.

Find Out More

Visit the Impact Academy Human Rights & Access to Justice program online to start your impact career journey today.