Employment and Internships
Summer Legal Internship
The Global Justice Center (GJC), an international law focused human rights organization, is seeking summer legal interns.
Global Justice Center law interns will be involved in current projects as well as have the opportunity to develop their own areas of research as it fits within the mission of the organization. Interns often work closely with the organization’s President, Janet Benshoof, and are supervised by GJC Counsel. In working closely with the GJC leadership and staff (as well as with our in-country partners) the intern will learn directly from experts in the field.
- Enrolled law student or recent law school graduate.
- Interest in and knowledge of women’s rights, international relations, law, public policy, transitional justice, or nation-building preferred.
- Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Languages, particularly knowledge of Arabic, Spanish and Chinese a plus.
- Ability to work independently.
To apply send a current resume, a cover letter, writing sample, and list of 3 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. Application Deadline: February 28th, 2015.
All documents should be sent in PDF format and should be labeled in the following format: last name, type of document (Jones Resume.pdf, Jones Cover Letter.pdf, Jones Writing Sample.pdf) Please note: only complete applications will be considered.
This internship is a very exciting opportunity for anyone interested in communications, international affairs, women’s studies, human rights and/or international law. In working closely with the GJC leadership and staff, as well as the international women’s groups we collaborate with, the intern will learn directly from experts in the field. We value our interns, and give them plenty of opportunities for creativity, 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.
Specific duties may include:
- Maintaining, editing and updating the GJC website
- Social media maintenance, including regular updates to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts
- Writing regular blog posts on current events & GJC’s work
- Working to strengthen a communications and press outreach strategy
- Assisting in preparing materials (including PowerPoint presentations, research, and logistics) for international projects
- Assisting with the logistics for special events
- Other administrative and research duties as needed
- Interest in and knowledge of women’s rights, international relations, law, public policy, transitional justice, nation-building, web-design, and/or non-profit administration
- Familiarity with social media tools, database, desktop, and web publishing software
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
- Very strong written skills, comfortable writing daily & under deadline
- Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and perform a wide variety of tasks, over the course of the workday
- Experience using the Internet for communication and research
- Proactive in suggesting stories & social media strategies
- Motivation, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn
- Knowledge of Arabic/Spanish/French and html a plus
Interns must be willing to work at least 20 hrs/week for the duration of the internship. While the internship is unpaid, the Global Justice Center is willing to assist students in obtaining school credit or outside funding for the internship.
To apply, send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to email@example.com, with the title “Communications Intern Application”. Only applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. We will begin accepting applications for the Fall Communications Internship in July 2017.