SRI LANKA: Law Internship to Learn and Boost CV in Beautiful Negombo

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activity: Law Internships
Country: Sri Lanka
Location : Negombo
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Gain work experience in a Law Practice on the paradise island of Sri Lanka. Expand your knowledge and have a marvelous travel experience into a fascinating culture. An opportunity to learn from experience.

Valuable Law Work Experience in the Jewel Island! Sri Lanka is a vibrant country, rich in its diversity of culture, race, language and religion. The island is rich in natural resources, animals, lush flowers, mountains, rivers and beautiful beaches. It is located at the crossroads where East meets West and is regarded as the gateway to South Asia…!!


Project Overview

You'll work at a firm of lawyers in Negombo, and the head of the practice is also an acting judge in Negombo. The office is small but neat and professional with air conditioning, two main rooms and a staff of three local lawyers. The lawyers you will work alongside are very friendly and speak good English. The judge is often in the office also.

They speak Singhalese and Tamil in Sri Lanka, however the official language of law is English. All court hearings take place in English as does all legal documentation. Much of your work in the office may involve proofreading and drawing on your native language skills. You will become involved in the current cases and you will also have the chance to sit on the bench at local courts observing hearings and trials.

Participants will hopefully work at both the magistrates court and the high court (where murder trials take place); these are both within two minutes' walking distance of the office and situated practically right on the beach! You will work from approximately 8am to 5:30pm from Monday to Friday. You'll live in Ja-Ela with all the other Travellers volunteers and you will commute daily. Negombo is about 45 minutes from Ja-Ela.


What You Will Gain

  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Latin America.
  • You'll learn a lot from experts in your field about how they work in a cultural environment that's different to what you're used to.
  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

In a world of competition where an army of graduates are lining up for the top jobs, what would set you apart from the crowd and make employees look twice? How about spending one to six months working at a top institute in a developing country? Nothing shows as much motivation, initiative and passion as arranging your own cultural experience abroad. You don’t need any previous qualifications for this project, or any experience, just an enthusiasm to learn and an interest in how law works in Sri Lanka.



The office is situated in an amazing location right next to the Negombo fishing beach – all the houses here are typical of Colonial Sri Lankan style, and the streets are lined with trees. It is very picturesque and brimming with atmosphere. Negombo has a great vibe about it: from the intense aroma of fish from the local market, to the sound of cawing crows and the sight of ladies taking rest in the shade along with the sleeping dogs.

Negombo is a popular tourist resort and is the closest beach to Sri Lanka’s international airport. This fishing village was very lucky and avoided the impact of last years tsunami with just a few hotels being damaged but no fatalities suffered. The beach is beautiful with long stretches of orange sand, palm trees and some beach front hotels. A little further back and there are many boutiques selling Sri Lankan handicrafts, markets and the general hustle and bustle of Sri Lanka.



You'll live in a traditional Sri Lankan house in Ja-Ela. It is spacious and comfortable, with a garden, several balconies, two lounge rooms and many bedrooms. You will most likely share a room with other Travellers volunteers. There is a TV and DVD player for evening entertainment, in the upstairs lounge area and with the latest DVD copies just a pound to buy locally, there is usually something to watch!


What to Do Next

  • Talk to us - We're there to help you.
  • Most of our team are ex volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
  • If you’d like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us!
  • If you’d like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
  • It’s as easy as that.

Start Dates

All year round, except for 2 weeks in April, August and December. You choose your start and finish dates. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £1,095 for two weeks. You can participate for up to twelve weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements.

Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).

You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.

Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.


No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities. This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture and has initiative.

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