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Volunteer Overseas

Human Rights Volunteer Projects in Morocco

  • Placement location: Rabat
  • Role: To work with a local organisation on national and international issues and topics
  • Types of Placements: Government office, non-governmental organisation (NGO)
  • Requirements: Volunteers must have completed at least one year of a law undergraduate degree and have advanced speaking, writing, reading and listening skills in either French or Arabic
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Price: From Loading...
  • What's included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
  • What's not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • Length of placement: From 8 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible however Human Rights placements usually close in July and August

The experience that you will gain while volunteering on the Human Rights Project in Morocco will undoubtedly improve your CV. This applies whether you are a law student on a summer placement, or a graduate looking to gain some practical work experience in human rights prior to a masters in human rights or law.

Canadian Projects Abroad Law & Human Rights volunteers chat with interns in an office in Rabat, Morocco

Volunteers must have completed at least one year of a law undergraduate degree and have a keen interest in human rights issues. Post-graduate volunteers with related degrees and relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply.

Your precise role will be determined by your knowledge of law and human rights issues and your level of interest in specific areas of human rights. International law experience is certainly something that all law firms will be pleased to see when recruiting trainees and new partners. International Human Rights NGO posts necessitate experience in the field.

Over the past decade many national and international organisations have been working with the Moroccan authorities to improve the situation of the poor and vulnerable within the country. Projects Abroad volunteers are assisting them in a variety of hands-on initiatives, policy building research, and fact-finding missions.

The Human Rights Project’s main language of communication is Arabic or French. Volunteers must have advanced speaking, writing, reading and listening skills in one or both of these languages. Volunteers need to join the Human Rights project for at least 8 weeks, which will give you time to adapt to the new environment, learn about the work and truly contribute to the project.

When the number of Human Rights volunteers exceeds two at a time, our team in Morocco organise a monthly workshop for our Human Rights volunteers. The workshops provide volunteers with more information about the placements, the volunteer role and the impact of the Human Rights organisations in society. This all helps volunteers to contribute more effectively in their work place. Topics such as current affairs and changes in the law are also discussed. When there are just one or two Human Rights volunteers, the above topics will be covered one-on-one with the placement supervisor.

Volunteering on a Human Rights Internship in Morocco

A guest speaker talks at conference on the Death Penalty in Rabat, Morocco organized by the Organisation Marocaine Des Droits Humains

Depending on your studies and areas of interest, you have different opportunities in Morocco for Human Rights. Grass roots organisations need assistance with many things such as fact finding missions, educational campaigns, refugee work, and general support of vulnerable people.

Most human rights organisations are located in the cosmopolitan capital of Rabat or the commercial capital of Casablanca. A placement on this project offers a unique opportunity for legal work and a special cultural experience for anyone interested in the field of human rights.

Our main projects involve the rights of women, children and refugees.

Your role might involve various activities such as:

  • Raising awareness in communities
  • Preparing leaflets, posters or educational tools
  • Running training programmes
  • Planning promotional campaigns
  • Monitoring elections

The human rights organisations we partner with, are serious professional bodies. You may sometimes have deadlines or you may be asked to represent the organisation at meetings and other events. Your work will be important for the growth of human rights in North Africa.

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