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Summer 2023 Legal Intern (New York, NY/Hybrid)

The Global Justice Center (GJC), an international law and gender equality focused human rights organization, is seeking a highly-motivated and energetic Legal Intern for the summer 2023 term. We are looking for a dedicated advocate with a passion for human rights and gender equality who is interested in working with our small and dynamic team. The ideal candidate is a team player who is familiar with or interested in international human rights norms, reproductive rights, and accountability for sexual and gender-based violence. GJC values our interns, and we aim to provide plenty of opportunities for creativity in legal analysis, academic growth, exposure to current trends and issues in international human rights law, and most importantly, the ability to make a strong contribution to a pioneering international human rights legal organization.

GJC prefers interns to complete their position in a hybrid capacity (3 days in-person in our New York office, 2 days remote). Fully remote internships are possible where candidates can commit to working on Eastern Time. Access to reliable internet is necessary. Interns must commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week, and interns who can commit to a full 37-hour work week are preferred. For candidates working in a hybrid capacity, prior US work authorization is required.

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled law student. 
  • Knowledge of and experience in women's rights, international law, or human rights law.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • English fluency required; additional languages a plus.
  • Ability to work independently.

How to Apply:

To apply, send a current resume, cover letter, and a writing sample in a single .pdf file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line: Summer 2023 Legal Internship.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2023. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Compensation:

The Global Justice Center encourages interns to seek outside funding or university course credit for their internships. In the event that outside funding cannot be secured, the Global Justice Center will provide a stipend of $2,500 per month for interns who can commit to a full 37-hour work week to help defray living costs. The internship stipend is not considered salary or meant as work compensation. Accepted interns will receive more information regarding stipends upon their acceptance notice.

The Global Justice Center is committed to diversity and inclusion, and is actively seeking and encouraging applications from women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and/or people who are LGBTQIA. We believe that advocacy is strongest and most effective when it reflects a range of perspectives and diverse backgrounds, particularly those who have historically been marginalized or underrepresented. As an equal opportunity employer GJC will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.