The Equal Rights Trust’s Bob Hepple Memorial Fund is a campaign aimed at helping those at the start of their career in equality and human rights through paid internship and fellowship placements with the Trust. It was launched in 2016.
The human rights NGO sector is notoriously competitive and some form of initial unpaid experience beyond university is often a necessity. The Trust is one of a few organisations that provides paid placements, fulfilling its mission of promoting equal rights for all. These placements give those without the financial means to work for free an opportunity to pursue their ambition.