HAART

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"A world free from trafficking in persons."

In 2010 a group of passionate lawyers, missionaries and humanitarians with degrees in law, psychology, public health and international development gathered together and founded HAART. It is a non-profit organisation in Nairobi (Kenya) committed the eradication of human trafficking, the exposure of such crime and the empowerment of its victim.

 

Their team follows the UN 4PS paradigm strategy: prevention, protection, prosecution and partnerships. HAART educates on existing forms of human trafficking, such as labour and sexual exploitation (mainly of children), through training of judges and members of parliament. A big focus of HAART is devoted to the youth, which is educated in schools through informative manuals and workshops as well as the promotion of artistic expression. HAART is committed to find the victims of human trafficking, in order to support them with psychological and legal aid and economic fees.

 

Ultimately, HAART believes in a holistic approach to eradicate human trafficking and it seeks partnerships with various stakeholders locally, nationally and internationally to achieve its objective. 

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

What You Will Do As An Intern

  • Assisting the protection department in criminal cases and civil cases strategy

  • Contributing to the development of a legal aid system for victims of human trafficking and their families

  • Assisting to development of a legal stagey under the supervision of the HAART Legal Officer

  • Legal advocacy to counter human trafficking.

  • legal research - international law standards and they way they are implemented and applied in Kenya 

  • Drafting legal briefs and applications 

Are there any non-legal tasks the intern is expected to do?

Research, but mostly interconnected with legal matters.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Law student (Bachelor/Master) or attending law related courses, interested in human rights, International criminal law, human trafficking, migration and compensation suit. Prior knowledge of migration and/or anti-trafficking laws is preferred.

  • Interns must have an excellent spoken and written English, which is the necessary language to assist during hearings and communicate with the shadowed lawyer 

  • Knowledge of Swahili could be an advantaged, but it is not absolutely necessary.

  • Interns must be highly independent and adaptable to new environments and cultures.

  • HAART is looking for creative interns who can think outside the box.

Timing 

Between June and August.  

Duration

HAART is very flexible depending on the needs of the interns.

Working Hours 

8 hours per day for 5 days per week (Monday through Friday), for a total of 40 hours per week.  

Location (in person/online)

Interns are required to be in Kenya at the time of the internship, however HAART has established a hybrid system to minimise physical contacts in times of covid-19.

Application procedure 

  1. Apply via the INTERNaction form (click "Apply" on this page) - applications open 17.3.2021 at 9am

  2. INTERNaction holds interviews and pre-select up to 2 best candidates

  3. Pre-selected candidates will have a call with HAART staff, who will review candidates' applications

  4. HAART confirms the 2 best successful candidates and establishes a first contact via email​

Financial Matters 

This internship is not remunerated. The intern does not have to pay any fee to HAART. 

HAART does not provide meals nor accommodation facilities, but they are enthusiastic to help the intern to find an accommodation. Transport costs related to work will be covered by HAART. 

Covid-19 related Requirements and Regulations

  • Intern must abide by all health measures that are being implemented in Kenya at the time of internship must be rigorously followed. 

  • Interns must use masks - outside and inside facilities - and all the PPE measures advised by the WHO.

  • Intern must have a valid negative Covid-19 test result to travel in Kenya. Where the intern has the negative test result, no quarantine is deemed to be necessary prior the beginning of the internship. Yet, HAART encourage interns to stay up to date with the covid-19 regulations of Kenya at the time the internship takes place. 

APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNSHIP IN SUMMER & FALL 2021 ARE NOW CLOSED, SUBCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER TO GET NOTIFIED FOR THE NEXT INTERNSHIP INTAKE!

 
 
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PREVENTION

It’s time to raise awareness that human trafficking is happening with

us.”

HAART believes that the first step to eradicate human trafficking from Kenya and Eastern Africa is that to raise awareness. In other words, it is of out-most importance to educate about various forms of human trafficking, how abusers control their victims, the routes targeted by traffickers and what to do when at risk.

PROTECTION

HAART investigates together with local partners and volunteers to find victims of human trafficking. Once the victim is identified and a relationship of trust has been established, HAART follows up with an evaluation of what the victim may need: psychological counselling, economic empowerment, training, legal aid, school fees etc. 

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Leaving behind nights of terror and fear

I rise

Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear

I rise

Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,

I am the dream and the hope of the slave.

I rise

I rise

I rise.

Maya Angelou 

Still I Rise

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PROSECUTION

HAART and its local partners are committed to help victims of human trafficking to find fair justice. HAART legal aid program trains police officers, legal agencies and judges to deal with cases of human trafficking in order to minimise the trauma and suffering of victims. It also educates victims about their human rights, which is deemed to be the first step towards a successful process of rehabilitation. 

Do you see yourself working in the HAART team? Are you driven to protect human rights in Kenya and counter human trafficking ? 

APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNSHIP IN SUMMER & FALL 2021 ARE NOW CLOSED, SUBCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER TO GET NOTIFIED FOR THE NEXT INTERNSHIP INTAKE!

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