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We offer a dynamic environment and the opportunity to contribute to a wider understanding of, and respect for, human rights and internatational humanitarian law. Our headquarters are in Lund, Sweden and we have offices in Beijing, Amman, Istanbul, Nairobi and Phnom Penh.

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This internship gives university students and recent graduates with a special interest in human rights the opportunity to familiarise themselves with RWI's practical human rights work, helping to complement academic studies in the field and to gain practical work experience.

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Vacant internships

Spring 2021:

'MEAL intern' [Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning]

For autumn 2021:

Internship at the Communications Department

Fulbright-Lund University Chair in Public International Law

This distinguished chair offers an eminent scholar the opportunity to do research and teach at the master’s level in, among other areas, human rights international law, international organizations, humanitarian law, refugee law, human rights-related intellectual property rights or international labor standards.

Learn more about the Chair


Every year we offer scholarships in Sweden and abroad to young people interested in issues related to human rights. This includes a Minor Field Study Programme scholarship and the Martin Alexanderson Research Scholarship for Human Rights Studies.

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Fellowship Programme

Since 2013, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute has given visiting research fellows from academic institutions and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in Southeast Asia the opportunity to come to RWI’s head office in Lund to conduct research and develop human rights trainings relevant to the Southeast Asia region and context.

Learn more about the fellowship programme

Guest Scholars

The Institute regularly welcomes guest scholars in Lund to be part of the dynamic human rights research environment. Here guest scholars will be exposed to both academic and applied approaches to the study of human rights in a multi-disciplinary environment. 

Learn about becoming a guest scholar

Displaced Scholars Peer Mentoring Program | Kaldor Centre

The Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW, in partnership with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Lund University, is pleased to announce the launch of a new Displaced Scholars Peer Mentoring Program.

The Displaced Scholars Peer Mentoring Program aims to support early-career scholars who have experienced displacement and are researching and/or studying in the field of refugee and forced migration studies to pursue their academic and professional goals. Displaced scholars frequently face considerable barriers to accessing traditional scholarly opportunities and fora due to financial constraints, interruption to education or limitations imposed by legal status. This Program aims to contribute to increasing representation of refugees and other people with lived experiences of displacement within the field of refugee and forced migration studies, where there is a critical need to better understand and incorporate perspectives of displaced people.

Applications are now open for displaced scholars and other early career scholars who would like to join the program as ‘mentees’ and ‘mentors’. For further details and how to apply, see below. Applications close Monday 22 February.

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