The RLP offers internships to Ugandans and East Africans working in forced migration-related fields, and also accepts international internships, depending on need and available openings. While applications are considered on a rolling basis, it is advisable to apply early as only a small number of interns may be accommodated and the application process is highly competitive. The RLP also has a summer internship programme, in which applicants are accepted for a shorter time period between May and August. The deadline for the summer programme is 15 March and preference is given to those who can commit for longer periods of time.
For international applicants, please check out our Internship Contribution Schedule.

Application procedure:

Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae, academic or professional references, and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The covering letter should include:

  • Preferred area of work (programme or unit)
  • Motivation and expectations from the internship
  • What ways the applicant can support RLP's daily activities
  • Duration of stay. Any plans for leave or travelling on holiday should be excluded from the timeframe committed.

Interns nominated by Universities/Institutions that have standard placement arrangements with the Refugee Law project, are required to send in the following;

  • Introduction letter from the nominating University/Institution
  • Cover letter as above

Applicants are encouraged to apply early for any position, and are reminded that the application deadline for all summer placements is 15 March each year.

Important Notes:

  • Interns could also BE POSTED to RLP Offices outside Kampala including Gulu, Kotido, Kitgum, Mbarara and Hoima.
  • Interns are NOT paid and applicants should expect to be fully self-sufficient.
  • Foreign Interns are EXPECTED to be fully self-funded, organize for their visa prior to arrival in Uganda, have adequate medical and life insurance, and be adaptable to living in conditions of a developing country.
  • When accepted, Foreign Interns are required to pay their fees in full (depending on the number of months) before they commence their placement at RLP.
  • MAC systems are not compatible with some software systems so potential interns and volunteers are advised to take note of this.

Our Non-Discrimination Policy

Our Non-Discrimination PolicyThis policy was arrived at after an intensive and comprehensive workshop on political, economic and social exclusion attended by all the staff at Refugee Law Project. Download the poster
A powerpoint presentation is available for download.
Download the presentation

RLP's 20 Years Anniversary