International Justice Program Legal Internship
Please note that internship applications must be submitted through the form on our website.
Location: Remote (with possibility of hybrid)
This internship is designed for law students to engage in human rights research and analysis. Please note that this does not involve direct client representation. Interns will have the opportunity to conduct legal research, observe UN human rights mechanism proceedings, and work on legal projects involving the death penalty, women's human rights, LGBTIQ+ rights, among other human rights issues.
Primary duties and responsibilities
Research international law, including human rights & humanitarian law, international criminal law, international standards and best-practices, etc.?
Compile country/region specific information on rule of law issues, human rights defenders, civil society activities, legislative developments, and state compliance with international human rights standards.?
Assist staff and volunteers with compiling reports based on human rights monitoring missions.?
Assist with maintaining current information on The Advocates' web pages, electronic networking sites, and other organizational materials.?
Help to develop educational/promotional materials for use with schools and community groups.?
Assist with planning trainings and preparing materials for volunteers participating in human rights monitoring projects both overseas and in the US.?
Translate documents as necessary.?
Assist with all aspects of work at a small non-profit, including administrative tasks, event planning, outreach, etc.?
Experience and qualifications
Strong legal research and writing skills.
Good organizational skills.
Experience with research outside the legal arena, such as political science, governance, anthropology, etc.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated interest in human rights, rule of law, humanitarian law, etc.
Fluency in English
Proficiency in one or more foreign languages preferred.
Legal research/writing skills
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