Work or volunteer with us

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The Human Rights Law Centre believes in a future where human rights are universally understood, upheld and protected. We secure law and policy change that eliminates inequality, abuse and injustice and builds a society grounded in decency, compassion and respect. Our diverse staff team has a strong, shared commitment to creating a better, fairer Australia.

Current Vacancies

Digital Producer — part-time (0.6 to 0.8 FTE), Melbourne

The Human Rights Law Centre is seeking a digital communications professional who has demonstrated experience in developing and driving social media strategy and creating digital content and who will bring energy, enthusiasm, adaptability and great ideas to the role.

This exciting position will work closely with the Director of Communications and Director of Campaigns and the Development team to manage content on the Human Rights Law Centre’s website, expand the Human Rights Law Centre’s social media profile, grow its reach, improve engagement with its supporters and harness their support, and run effective social media marketing campaigns.

Download the Recruitment Pack for more information about this role, key selection criteria, and how to apply.

Applications close at 12pm (noon) on Friday 5 April 2019.



Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us and supporting human rights. Regrettably, we are only able to take on a very limited number of volunteers due to capacity. We want to make sure that our volunteers are properly supervised and have interesting, challenging work.

We only take on law student volunteers through established programs with universities and organisations. These programs will be advertised through the relevant organisation.

We do not have the capacity to take on high school work experience placements.

Tips and resources for getting involved

We are sometimes asked for advice about how to get involved in volunteering and human rights law. Some helpful resources and tips are below:

Volunteering in community legal centres – Victorian Federation of Community Legal Centres and national site

Castan Centre for Human Rights Law & Progressive Law Network ­ – Public Interest Law Careers Guide

University of Melbourne – Careers in Public Interest Law

So you want to be a human rights lawyer? RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice video

Bill Quigley’s Letter to a Law Student Interested in Social Justice