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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

 

1. Case management system

Contribute to the work of the protection and prevention team in the area of case management for victims of trafficking while learning about, and consolidating her/his own participation in the process

  • Communication skills, especially writing and delivering information.

  • Team work and be able to participate in the screening of clients or potential victims of trafficking

  • Open personality being able to work in a collaborative way with other staff in the organization

  • Capacity and willingness to handle administrative tasks

2. Upgrading HAART’s legal policy

The HAART’s legal programme facilitates networking and dialogue to effective legal assistance to victims of human trafficking as well as sensitizing the community and other stakeholders on promoting protection, prevention and partnerships in advancing the fight against human trafficking. Throughout the year, HAART has continuously engaged in efforts of fighting against human trafficking with a focus of sensitizing the community on the rights of victims of trafficking so as to access protection. This entails:

  • Data collection and analysis on the legal framework for the protection of victims of trafficking

  • Documentation, research and report writing

  • Knowledge and strong interest on victims of trafficking

3. Legal aid and legal service delivery for victims of trafficking

Providing legal assistance for victims of trafficking entails provision of legal aid and other legal services including legal representation which includes pretrial and post trial briefing.  Building the legal resilience for victims of trafficking by ensuring that they access justice in the courts of law enables the survivors to be aware of their rights. This entails:

  • Team work and engaging with other staff on effective legal service delivery to victims of trafficking.

  • Creating awareness of rights of victims of trafficking as well as sensitizing stakeholders on the legal framework on the protection policy for victims of human trafficking.

 

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

Research and communication, 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 

Summer intake: July 2022 to August 2022

Fall intake: September 2022 to October 2022

Duration

8 weeks

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)

In person in Kenya, in combination with a hybrid system due to COVID-19 regulations.

Application procedure 

  1. Apply via the INTERNaction form (click "Apply" on this page) - applications are open from 20.03.2022 at 10am to 10.04.2022 at 12am.

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

  3. 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. 

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.

  • The intern should be vaccinated and have a vaccination certificate and well as test  negative for Covid 19.

  •  It is required that the student show a negative covid 19 test at the beginning of the internship. A PCR or quick test is also sufficient as long as the test is negative.

APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNSHIPS IN SUMMER 2022 CLOSED. SUBSCRIBE TO BE NOTIFIED ABOUT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITIES!

 
 
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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 INTERNSHIPS IN SUMMER 2022 CLOSED. SUBSCRIBE TO BE NOTIFIED ABOUT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITIES!