Summer 2021 (July – August)
The ASASI Internship Programme is an initiative by KPUM spearheaded by the Human Rights and Activism Office (ASASI) portfolio. This internship programme focuses on human rights and activism in the legal profession, and aims to expose interns to relevant human rights matters at grass-root level as well as provide them with a platform to further their capabilities in contributing to social change. Our partners for ASASI include Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) drawn from civil society and law firms alike.
With 11 Partners specialising in a wide range of human rights work, there’s bound to be something that will catch your interest. Watch this page to keep posted on recent updates and valuable information such as our Partner’s Profile and Alumni Intern Testimonials.
Our featured 11 partners include:
- Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN)
- All Women’s Action Society (AWAM)
- Center for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC)
- Eliminating Death and Abuse in Custody Together (EDICT)
- Enabling Her Power to Decide (EMPOWER)
- Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR)
- Malik Imtiaz Sarwar
- Tan Law Practice
- The Center to Combat Corruption & Cronyism (C4 Center)
- The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM)
- Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM)
Our application closes on 23 March 2021.
How to Apply:
Our application process includes completing the application form that consists of 3 written-type questions and one 500 words essay (from a choice of two topics) alongside your CV. Following this, applicants will go through an interview with ASASI and potentially with the Partner at Partner’s discretion.
The programme is open to law students (of all years including CLP/BTC) studying English law in the UK or Malaysia.
The internships are usually held during the summer period of July to August. However, depending on the flexibility of the Partner, they may be able to accommodate some leeway, i.e. from August to September. This can be discussed with the Partner after the candidate has been accepted.
If you have any questions or doubts, feel free to drop us a message on Facebook or email us at:
Yan Cheng: email@example.com
Register now by pasting this link on your browser: https://forms.gle/yXkMMWzJf14xcHMv7 or click on any of the ‘Register Here’ buttons !
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Access to Justice | Marginalised Communities: Migrant Workers
ASASI is excited to announce the start of our new Campaign of the term – ‘Access to Justice: Marginalised Groups’.
Discrimination against marginalised communities is not a new occurrence in Malaysia. In particular, migrant workers face frequent discrimination in their workplaces, as they are not viewed as first-class citizens. This intense discrimination fails to provide them adequate protection under the law and in society, which thus lessens their access to fundamental human rights.
Access to Justice | Marginalised Communities: Prisoners
Check out ASASI’s campaign on the migrant workers of Malaysia, one of many marginalised communities heavily impacted by Covid-19.
As cases of alleged police misconduct come to the forefront right now in Malaysia, we must not ignore how prisoners are treated while in detainment. Here is the introduction to our second portion of our Access to Justice campaign wholly on and about prisoners and their rights.
In case you missed it, here are the highlights from our webinar on Migrant Workers in Malaysia two weeks ago on 5 February. Our gratitude goes to the speakers and everyone who attended the webinar for helping us in bringing this issue to the forefront and for contributing their insight to our campaign!
Our first episode is out today! In this episode, we sit down and talk with *Liezl, (name changed in order to protect her identity) a migrant domestic worker from the Philippines about her experience as a migrant worker living and working in Malaysia, especially during the pandemic. Search “The ASASI Podcast” on Spotify or go […]
Something exciting is in the works coming from ASASI to you! Watch this space~
As most are aware, there are a myriad of issues involving migrant workers and COVID-19. This has significantly impacted the way in which Malaysia has dealt with the pandemic as a whole. Here are some of the issues that show the problem at hand. If you haven’t, make sure to […]
Access to Justice | Migrant Workers Rights Zoom Webinar Speaker Profile: Sumitha Shaanthinnni Kishna
ASASI is proud and delighted to introduce one of the guest speakers for the Migrant Workers portion of our Access to Justice campaign, Ms Sumitha Shaanthinnni Kishna, Director of Our Journey and Sole Proprietor of Chambers of Sumitha! Join us on 5 February, Friday at 9PM MYT as we engage […]
Living in a pandemic, what most fail often forget and fail to realise is that when one group is adversely affected, it affects us all as a whole. Here are some statistics that show the ramifications upon inhumane treatment of migrant workers in Malaysia. Make sure to sign up for […]
” To deny people of their human rights is to challenge their very humanity “Nelson Mandela