Natural Justice has hosted a number of interns and volunteers in its offices in Cape Town, New York, and India, and remotely from our office in Sabah. Please see our Interns & Volunteers page for more information about what they have been involved in.


Natural Justice’s  work in India is inviting applications for interns. The interns will be involved in projects related to work in Kutch, Gujarat, the Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, and Orissa. Please note that both the positions are unpaid. The interns will be expected to work out of the Natural Justice office in Bangalore. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please visit the following link for more details and specific information about application requirements: Call for internship applications.


If you are interested in applying for an internship, please send an application by email to info(at)naturaljustice(dot)org. It should include the following:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae with referees;
  • A letter of interest describing your areas of study, professional interest, motivation, how an internship would benefit your career, and how you would aim to contribute to Natural Justice (for example, any particular skills, projects, or topics on which you’d like to focus);
  • Indication of the proposed dates or timeframe for which you would like to intern (we have a strong preference for 3-6 months);
  • Where you would like to be based (e.g. at one of our offices or from home) and whether or not you are able to support yourself during your internship;
  • Language skills; and
  • Contact details

We will then review your application and select the most appropriate candidate(s). Applications for internships will be considered periodically in mid-January (applications close 15 January), -April (applications close 1 April), -July (applications close 1 July), and -October (applications close 1 October) for the months that follow.

Please note that no remuneration is available. We are seeking individuals who can commit to at least three months and work both well in a team and independently. In turn, you will have the opportunity to engage in day-to-day activities in an engaging and fast-paced non-profit organization. Internships are offered subject to the availability of space and ongoing activities to individuals either currently studying or recently qualified in the areas of environmental law, policy, environmental science, human rights, and/or community development. Citizens of countries and regions where we work (Africa, Asia and Latin America) are particularly encouraged to apply.


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