Legal Intern (Summer 2024)
How to Apply:
To apply, send a current resume, cover letter, and a writing sample in a single .pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: 2024 Legal Internship. Please indicate whether you are available and interested immediately or whether you are applying only for the summer opportunity, with dates of availability.
We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested; all backgrounds and experiences are welcome!
The Global Justice Center (GJC), an international law and gender equality-focused human rights organization, is seeking one or more highly motivated and knowledgeable Legal Intern(s). Candidates should be committed to our vision of a gender-equal world and deploying international law to achieve that goal. We have immediate openings and summer opportunities.
Ideal candidates are team players who are familiar with international human rights, reproductive rights, and accountability for sexual and gender-based violence.
GJC values 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. Current projects include advocacy around UN treaty negotiations, analysis of documentation of sexual and reproductive violence in conflict contexts, protecting reproductive rights in the US, and advocating for justice and accountability in Myanmar. Interns can expect to be integrated into one or more of these projects, conducting research, writing, and support.
Internships should be a minimum of 10 weeks and ideally be between 10 and 14 weeks. 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 may be possible where candidates can commit to working on Eastern Time.
All candidates must have access to reliable internet connection and a laptop throughout the internship. Summer interns must commit to a minimum of 24 hours per week. For candidates working in a hybrid capacity, prior US work authorization is required.
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.
- Enrolled law student.
- Knowledge of and experience in international law, human rights law, reproductive justice, and/or gender and women’s rights.
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- English fluency is required; additional languages are a plus.
- Ability to work independently.
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.