Sunday, October 31, 2010

ACLU Women's Rights Project Internship

Women’s Rights Project, NY
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), founded in 1920, is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with more than 500,000 members and is dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The Women’s Rights Project of the ACLU’s National Office in New York City seeks legal interns for the Summer of 2011.
Founded in 1972 by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Women’s Rights Project (WRP) has been a leader in the legal battles to ensure women’s full equality in American society. WRP is dedicated to the advancement of the rights and interests of women, with a particular focus on low-income women, women of color, and immigrant women – those who historically have been the most deeply victimized by gender bias and face the most pervasive barriers to equality today.
WRP focuses on four core priority areas: employment (including the rights of low-wage immigrant women workers, women in female-dominated industries such as childcare, women in non-traditional employment, and women with criminal records), education (including single-sex education, the rights of pregnant and parenting teens, and sexual assault in schools), violence against women (including battered women’s rights to be free from discrimination in housing, employment, and government services), and criminal and juvenile justice issues affecting women and girls (including the impact of criminal laws on women and families, as well as the rights of girls in juvenile detention). Cutting across these core priorities, WRP seeks to bring an international human rights framework to our litigation and advocacy. Through litigation, community outreach, advocacy, and public education, WRP pushes for change and systemic reform in those institutions that perpetuate discrimination against women.
The Women’s Rights Project has overall responsibility for implementing ACLU policy in the area of gender discrimination. WRP conducts direct litigation, files amicus curiae briefs, provides support for ACLU affiliate litigation, serves as a resource for ACLU legislative work on women’s rights and seeks to advance ACLU policy goals through public education, organizing and coalition advocacy. WRP has been an active participant in virtually all of the major gender discrimination litigation in the Supreme Court, in Congressional efforts to promote gender equality, and in significant communications and public education efforts on behalf of women and girls.
Our Summer 2011 Legal Internship requires a 10-12 week commitment. The internship is full-time. Interns are highly encouraged to obtain funding from outside sources, as the internship is unpaid. Arrangements can be made for work/study or course credit. Summer interns who do not secure funding may be eligible for a stipend provided by the project.
Working closely with WRP staff, interns assist in all aspects of litigation including :
Conducting legal research and factual investigation.
Drafting memoranda, affidavits and briefs.
Providing assistance to ACLU affiliates, private attorneys, and others who seek our assistance; screening potential cases.
Researching or drafting materials for public education.
Other projects as assigned.
Second and third year law students are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must possess :
Strong, research and communication skills, both written and verbal.
Demonstrated initiative to see projects through to completion.
Strong interest in social justice and legal issues.
Commitment to civil liberties.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, résumé, a list of three references, an unofficial transcript, and a legal writing sample of no more than ten pages to , RE: WRP 2011 Summer Legal Internship in subject line of email or via regular mail to:
Summer Legal Internship Hiring Committee
ACLU Women’s Rights Project
125 Broad Street , 18 th Floor
New York , NY 10004-2400
We strongly encourage applicants to apply by February 10, 2011 but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled . Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job posting.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals to apply.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights Internship

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights - Internship Program

Interns will be asked to perform a variety of tasks in order to help with the Advocacy Team. (This is by no means an exhaustive list):

• Conduct factual research and draft memoranda on the human rights situation in countries of interest to the Center and on thematic issues (for example, the human right to health, the right to development, etc.);
• Conduct research on the application of international human rights norms to country conditions, developments in the domestic legal systems of specific countries and their implications for human rights, and other questions;
• Prepare documents for submission to government or U.N. officials;
• Attend and report on briefings, Congressional hearings, symposia and other meetings;
• Monitor sources of information on countries and issues of concern to the Center; and collect, organize and analyze relevant information;
• Provide administrative support to Center Staff on an as-needed basis.

Applicants must have completed at least one year of law school or graduate school and have a demonstrated interest in human rights. Ability in one of the following languages is helpful, but not required: Arabic, French, Haitian Creole, or Spanish. Please note that internships are unpaid.
Application instructions:

Email ( or fax (202-463-6606) a cover letter, resume, a list of three references, and a brief writing sample.

For more information about the RFK Center, please visit:
Fall intern applications should be received no later than December 1, 2010.

No calls please.

Greenpeace International Internship

The Legal Unit of Greenpeace International is looking for two legal interns for a period of between 3 and 6 months. One position is vacant with immediate effect, whilst the other position is vacant from the beginning of January 2011 onwards.
The Legal Unit advises Greenpeace International, and when necessary the national and regional offices of Greenpeace, on campaigns and organisational legal issues and provides support with legal cases.

Alongside the daily practice of the Legal Unit there are various research projects that, in accordance with the specific interests and background of the intern, can be undertaken.

Legal internships are full-time positions (40 hours per week) for a period of three months or more. Remuneration is by a modest monthly contribution towards cost of living of €400 for residents in the Netherlands, and €800 for non-residents.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Law student towards end of studies or recent law graduate
• Strong background in (preferably more than) one of the following: environmental law; public international law; EU law; human rights law; media law; criminal law
• High level of fluency in written and spoken English. Other global languages are an advantage.

Required Competencies:
• Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
• Self-confident, focused, pro-active and result oriented
• Flexible attitude to shifting work priorities

To apply
Applications must be in English, and consist of a single e-mail (quoting Internship-Legal Unit-GPI in the email subject), with the following attachments:

• A cover letter of not more than 1 page;
• A CV of not more than 1 page;
• A sample of your writing on any legal subject of not more than 10 pages.

In addition, applications must include the following information:
• Confirmation that you have a student and/or work and/or residency permit for the Netherlands;
• Indication in which period you would be available for the internship.

Unfortunately, we can only accept candidates who have a student and/or work and/or residency permit for the Netherlands

Please note: Applications that do not meet with these specifications will not be considered.

Please send your application to, before the application deadline: 21 November 2010.

Transparency International Internships

Policy and Research Department Internship

Main function: Assist the research, analysis, organisational and administrative work of the team on a variety of corruption related themes.

Dates: 1 January 2011 – 30 June 2011

Duration: Six months; full time Monday to Friday.

Remuneration: EUR 400 net per month for non-sponsored candidates.

Location: Berlin, Germany

Key responsibilities:

The successful candidate will provide key support to the Policy and Research Department based in TI’s global secretariat in Berlin, Germany. The department leads the organisation’s advocacy work on anti-corruption, coordinating a range of complementary policy and research products and activities. Specific initiatives include the production of corruption measurement tools, such as the Corruption Perceptions Index, the Bribe Payers Index, the Global Corruption Barometer and National Integrity System Country Studies. For more information on knowledge products and projects, see:

The department’s intern will be asked to perform key tasks related to research as well as administrative duties. Areas of work may include:

Contributing to research and advocacy activities required for the production and publishing of TI’s working and policy position paper series (including climate governance).
Assisting the U4 Helpdesk ( with research as needed to respond to demand-driven queries.
Conducting and contributing to quantitative and qualitative analysis on anti-corruption indices, indicators and monitoring systems, as well as basic data analysis for the Global Corruption Barometer.
Supporting department administrative work on related policy and research activities, as well as the department’s Director,
Contributing to the research of the TI’s new anti-corruption research network.

Advanced university degree in public policy, international law, international studies, development economics or a related social science field.
Some background in current anti-corruption discourse, policies and players.
Previous experience working on higher level research and/or advocacy activities with a think tank or non governmental organization.
Strong research and writing skills; editing experience preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-pace office environment, multi-task projects and meet deadlines.
Experience carrying out quantitative research and analysis.
Familiarity with statistical packages such as STATA, SPPS or R is an asset.
Excellent spoken and written English. Arabic, French and/or Spanish language an asset
To apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter indicating availability and interest, CV (in English) and the names of three references to:

Craig Fagan
Alt Moabit 96
10559 Berlin

All applications must be received by Friday, 30 October 2010. Late applications will be considered if the position has not been filled. Interested candidates from developing countries are encouraged to apply.

Legal requirements for the paid internship:

Interns must obtain their own health insurance and submit a tax card.

Sullivan and Cromwell Launches London Recruitment Program - Apply Now

International law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is hoping to build up its brand name and standing with students in the United Kingdom by starting a London graduate jobs scheme.

The US Wall Street company which has been providing legal services for over 130 years is expecting to start its graduate job recruitment scheme in England with an initial intake in 2013. The company will then continue the graduate job recruitment on an annual basis.

In anticipation of the full graduate job recruitment programme from 2013, Sullivan & Cromwell will also be offering summer internships starting next year. It is not only graduates from a Law background that Sullivan & Cromwell will target though. By setting out their stall at various graduate recruitment fairs around the UK, they hope to recruit the best students from a range of disciplines to fill their graduate jobs in London.

Corporate partner of Sullivan & Cromwell, Benjamin Perry, said: Perry (pictured) said: "Offering an English law training programme is something we have been working towards for some time and we are confident that it will be one of the best of its kind. It is a real demonstration of our commitment to London and we are looking for graduates seeking a long-term career with the firm."

We are not a legal recruitment specialist but we do advertise lots of jobs in the legal professional on our website throughout the year. We are, however, one of the major advertisers of graduate jobs in London. Cast your eyes over our London Graduate Jobs page now to see if you can find the ideal start to your London career.

Friday, October 29, 2010

World Bank Conference in Early November

The World Bank is organizing a two-day international conference in early November in Washington, DC. It is called the Law, Justice, and Development Forum. It will take stock of the role and record of international financial institutions and analyze their future as the present global financial crisis recedes, focusing on their legal mandates, competences, and operations. An overview of this event, as well as a tentative agenda is available at this link:

CLE credit is also available for some of the panels.

American Society of International Law Fellowships

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) invites its Academic Partners and Law Firm Sponsors to refer applicants for three International Law Fellow positions at the ASIL headquarters in Washington, DC. The Fellows will be responsible for implementing a number of the Society's research, education, and outreach programs. The positions are full-time, unpaid, and of a 6- to 12-month duration. They are intended for recent law graduates in the early stages of an international legal career and in particular for those deferring the start-date of permanent employment due to the economic downturn.


International Law Fellows will work under the direct supervision of the ASIL Executive Director and will be responsible for the implementation of a number of ASIL research, education, and outreach programs. Responsibilities may include development and implementation of continuing legal education programs for Society members; support for ASIL’s judicial outreach program, including coordination of judicial training programs and the development and revision of educational materials on international law for the judiciary; the development of a new website providing resources for international law teaching; support for ASIL’s careers in international law program; organization of regular Tillar House briefings on current issues in international law; and general research and editorial support for ASIL publications, including ASIL Insights, International Law in Brief, the American Journal of International Law, International Legal Materials, ASIL Studies in Transnational Legal Policy, and the ASIL Discussion Paper series.


Successful applicants will have a graduate degree in law (J.D. or LL.M.), strong writing and editorial skills, experience working in a professional environment and on program implementation, and a demonstrated interest in international law. Experience working on a journal and coursework or work experience in international law are strongly preferred. Positions require the ability, initiative, and judgment to work independently and to implement successfully projects from beginning to end.


To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample (no more than a 10-page excerpt), and references to, with “Law Fellow” in the subject line, by October 29, 2010.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Legal Education Hailed as Critical in Promoting Awareness of Rights in Pakistan

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Thursday that legal education had a critical role in egalitarian society as it promoted awareness on public rights and obligations.“ Unfortunately in Pakistan, the legal education system has not received the kind of attention it deserves,” the Prime Minister said while speaking at a ceremony here at the inauguration of Bahuddin Zakariya University Gilani Law College. The Prime Minister had performed the ground breaking of the college on May 5, 2008. He said,”in the past no serious effort has been made to reform the key areas of legal education, particularly the underlying structural issues”.

“A weak system of legal education has therefore continued to render pernicious impact on state of justice service delivery in the country,” he said, adding that as a result, the economic development and overall performance of system of governance had been adversely affected.

The Prime Minister said that Pakistan owed a lot to the legal community. Founding Father of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was a renowned Barrister who achieved Pakistan purely through democratic and legal struggle.

Even in the recent past, he said, the legal community played an important role in restoration of democracy and rule of law in the country. “Therefore, promotion of legal education and strengthening of legal institutions is of paramount importance for the progress of our society,” he added.
He said the primary goal of law schools should be to train generalists who can utilize their skills in a variety of responsible positions. 
Nevertheless, social and economic changes may create increasing demands for knowledge about complex affairs and specialized bodies of rules and demands for new kinds of counseling and representational skills, he said.
The Prime Minister said that many fields such as taxation, corporate finance and banking may require specialized lawyers.  Lawyers in government may need to know more about economics, research methods, information systems and decision theory, he added.
Academic education should lead to originality and independence of the mind and the ability to think and work in a reflective and academic manner. 
He said a university graduate should receive not only schooling i.e. training but also education. Otherwise, programmes may become just apprenticeships and universities mere polytechnics, he added.
Likewise, in training prospective lawyers, certain prerequisites should be kept in mind, he said and added that there was a growing trend towards the assessment of the reasoning and critical-thinking skills of potential law students and lawyers, in addition to the assessment of their knowledge of the law. 
Prime Minister Gilani said that there was recognition that the ability to read and think critically was a vital skill for legal training and law practice. “Our legal education programmes should hone these skills while simultaneously providing instruction in the content of the law”, he said.
He said,” prospective lawyers need keen analytical skills. The globalization of law practice should lead to a truly global system of legal education, with an international focus on training in the law and the development of critical-thinking skills. Wherever these needs are identified, assessment schemes both of legal knowledge and of reasoning abilities are sure to follow.”
He said the law schools should establish graduate-level programmes dealing with interdisciplinary subjects relating to important sectors of the development process. 
Studies for specialization, like the study of para-professionalization should became an important component of the more general, but sophisticated field of delivery of legal services.  It deserves more attention than it has so far been accorded, the Prime Minister said.
He said that education about law in the society would be promoted. The needs might range from rudimentary, non formal law education at the pre-university level. 
He said that the importance of legal education, both as an educational experience and as a source of valuable practical skills for the development of the society, had been consistently underestimated in the developing countries.

“It is pertinent that the legal education should be planned within the context of and related to the local social situation and developmental stage, taking into account factors such as differences in the use of formal laws, legal processes and value system.

“It is necessary to approach law as a discipline which helps to understand and solve problems of development,” he said and added that ideally, legal education should correlate to new developments in the planning of a system of education and in teaching methods.
The Prime Minister hoped that the Bahauddin Zakariya University Gilani Law College would be instrumental in promoting innovations in legal education. It was heartening to note that the Vice-Chancellor Bahauddin Zakariya University and his team were striving hard to achieve high standards at the University. 
He assured all necessary steps to ensure the smooth flow of funds for the University so that the projects that are waiting for completion are  not delayed any further.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zafarullah, Vice-Chancellor, Bahauddin Zakariya University also spoke on the occasion.

International Development Law Organization Internship

The IDLO HIV and Health Law Program (2009 – 2012) promotes an enabling legal and policy environment to protect and promote the right to health in developing countries and countries in transition, including through the national response to HIV and AIDS.

In 2010, we have ongoing activities in seven countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Nepal, and Papua New Guinea). We also have a full-time Monitoring, Information & Reporting Officer (MIR Officer), and have allocated funds for mid-term and final project evaluations.

In order to share the learnings we are collecting in monitoring and evaluating these initiatives, we propose to undertake a literature review to develop Guidelines on the Evaluation of Law and Policy Initiatives. These will be drafted by this Externship under the supervision of the HIV and Health Law Program MIR Officer. The Extern will spend up to six months undertaking a literature review, reviewing the IDLO experience, consulting with staff and country partners, and developing the draft guidelines. The Extern may also have the opportunity to present the research at the 2011 IDEAS international conference in May 2011 (date and venue to be confirmed).

This is an unpaid externship with work performed outside of IDLO’s offices. IDLO will provide a performance certificate upon on the completion of the assignment.

For more information, please contact:
Mr David Patterson, Manager, HIV and Health Law Program

Monday, October 25, 2010

International Humanitarian Law Writing Competition

Deadline: January 31, 2011, at 12 PM EST**
The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law and the American Society of International Law's Lieber Society seek submissions of papers for the first annual International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition. This competition aims to enhance scholarship among students in international humanitarian law and deepen understanding within this increasingly prevalent field.
Students must currently be enrolled in a law degree program at a U.S. or foreign law school
Students may choose a legal topic related to international humanitarian law
Submissions must be unpublished papers written solely by the candidate in English
Papers must be submitted by email to
The two winning authors will present their papers at an expert conference at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC, with travel and accommodation expenses covered, will have their submissions published and will receive a one-year student membership with ASIL.


Council for American Students in International Negotiations Opportunity

Comments (1) By Debbie, October 21, 2010
Calling All Student Delegates:
CASIN is Now Accepting Applications to Attend the 9th Session of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court!

Where: United Nations Headquarters New York, NY

When: December 6th 2010- December 10th 2010

The Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN) strives to deepen the commitment of American students to multilateral institutions through scholarship, discourse, and engagement in international policy. One of our key initiatives is to expose students to international diplomacy in action on a number of topics. At this conference, students will have the opportunity to observe proceedings of the Assembly of States Parties, the governing body of the International Criminal Court.

Interested in attending? Please contact Anna Sandor at for further information and for the conference application. The application is due November 1st!

United Nations Environment Programme Internship

Organization: United Nations Environment Programme
Unit: Economics and Trade Branch, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
Duty station: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration of internship: Minimum two months
Objectives of the programme:

The objective of the United Nations Environment Programme Economics and Trade Branch (UNEP-ETB) internship programme is to provide current students with practical experience that will complement their field of study or interests, and to provide UNEP-ETB with the assistance of highly qualified students. The internship programme also aims to expose students to the work of UNEP on global environmental challenges.

UNEP-ETB internships are unpaid.  For further information about UNEP-ETB and its internship programme, please see:

Description of duties:
Under the supervision of a legal officer, the intern typically contributes to some or all of the following activities:
  • research on international trade and environmental policy, including international governance, multilateral negotiations, and regulatory and economic policies and instruments;
  • draft memoranda and reports on the above themes;
  • organize related events;
  • other assistance to UNEP-ETB, as necessary.
The candidate must have a first university degree and be enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate programme in law at the time of application and during the internship. The candidate must have excellent written and spoken English skills. Academic background in international trade law and policy and/or international environmental law and policy is desirable.

Application procedure:
Please send the following application materials by email to Ms. Anna Autio at
  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • duly completed UNEP-ETB application form; and
  • duly completed and stamped letter of endorsement from your academic institution.
The application form and letter of endorsement are available at:
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Application deadline:
Internships are available throughout the year. Admission to the UNEP-ETB internship programme is highly competitive. Prospective interns are advised to apply well in advance of the proposed internship period.

ICC Lawyers Call for Tribunal - Law Student Internships Possibly Available

ICC lawyers call for local tribunal By Kipchumba Some

An international lawyer representing former Liberian President Charles Taylor at The Hague and a prosecutor at the same court have requested the Government to form a local tribunal to try suspects of post-election violence.  Courtenay Griffiths, who is defending the Taylor on charges of war crimes, and Sir Desmond De Silva, chief prosecutor against the former president, said it would be more productive if Kenya domesticated the process.  “It is very important that the local people follow the proceedings close at home. I think it is easier when it is done here than thousands of miles away,” Sir Desmond said.  His sentiments were echoed by Griffiths who said “the greatest drawback of the international courts is the lengthy of time they take to completion. A hybrid kind of forum will garner broader local support, too.”

Both are in the country to give a series of lectures on international law on the invitation of the Law Society of Kenya. Paul Mylvaganam, a barrister in the UK, accompanied them.  “Not all lawyers have the skills and experiences of the ICC and we thought it might be appropriate that we share what we know with our colleagues here,” said Sir Desmond.

ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has written to three unnamed Cabinet ministers to appear separately before the court’s detectives over the 2007 post-poll mayhem. This is believed to be one of the last stages before he indicts and issues warrants of arrest. He has indicated that he will be indicting three to six prominent politicians and security officials.  But even then, Desmond and Griffiths argued the process of trying the suspects be localised. They argued that logistically, a domesticated process would shorten the time for trials and judgement.

Three years to prosecute

“An international process would involve transporting them from here and then setting up facilities for their trialÉ it all takes a very long time,” said Desmond, citing Taylor’s case, which has so far taken three years to prosecute. Desmond represented Prime Minister Raila Odinga in his treason case in the 1980s. Apart from Taylor, Griffiths has also represented high profile clients in the UK.

Government attempts to set up a local tribunal have been thwarted by Parliament which voted overwhelmingly for suspects to be tried at the ICC. They, at the same time, berated the Kenya Government for allowing Sudan’s President Omar El Bashir to visit during the promulgation of the new Constitution on August 27.
“Apart from breaking an international law it is a signatory to, the Government clearly undermined the mandate of ICC. Countries must learn to co-operate with the ICC,” said Griffiths. They said they are willing to meet Government officials, interested politicians, and relevant parliamentary groups to offer their advice.

“The advantages of it are obviously a lot more. Judges at the international court do not appreciate the cultural contexts under which these crimes happened. A court with local judges will greatly enhance the legitimacy of the outcome,” said Griffiths. They said time has not run out for Kenya to form a local tribunal which can be internationalized by bringing in international judges , prosecutors and monitors. They at the same time berated the Kenya government for allowing Sudan’s President Omar El Bashir to visit during the promulgation ceremony on August 27.

Available opportunities

The three lawyers will also meet law students from University of Nairobi. They will also inform law students of internship opportunities available at the ICC.  They said they are willing to meet Government officials, interested politicians and relevant parliamentary groups to offer their advice. They leave the country on Tuesday.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

British Institute of International and Comparative Law Internship

Internship - Public International Law
The Institute considers applications for internships with the public international law programme on a rolling basis, when assignments become available.
It should be noted that internships at the Institute are unpaid.
The ideal candidate will have a well-rounded knowledge of public international law so as to be able to contribute effectively to a broad-based research and events programme.

In particular, interns will be expected to assist in:

Developing new research projects in various areas of public international law;
Co-ordinating a series of events in public international law;
Any administrative tasks associated with the above.
Minimum Formal requirements:
Level of education: LL.M degree or equivalent or relevant work experience in an international organisation, government department or private practice.
Research and drafting skills: ability to analyse and draw conclusions in a clear and precise manner; strong ability to conduct research through electronic means and resources. Prior experience in research posts will be considered a benefit.
Language skills: very high level of proficiency in English.
Additional skills we would strongly welcome (the relative importance of these will vary from time to time, according to available projects):

Familiarity with the legal systems of the United Kingdom;
Familiarity with the law of the European Union and/or practical knowledge of the workings of the EU institutions, especially in the field of external relations;
Working knowledge of at least one other language, especially Chinese;
Proven ability to work well in a team;
Organisational skills.
How to apply
Please email your CV, a brief statement outlining your suitability for the position and why you are interested in it, plus one or two samples of your writing (published or unpublished) to: Jill Barrett at Please include the following information in the body of the email:

Full name and contact details
Current educational status
Areas of interest/expertise
Language skills
Two academic references
Please give details of the amount of time per week you are available, the date from which you would be available and an end date if known, or indefinite if applicable. Please state the days of the week that suit you best if known.

Normally an intern is required to be available for a minimum of one day per week for a minimum of three months. The more time you are able to offer and the longer your period of availability, the more likely we are to be able to make use of your skills in a way that is most rewarding both for you and for us.

Applications are handled by email only. They will be considered on a rolling basis, as new assignments become available or current interns reach the end of their period of availability. Applications will be judged on match of skills and ability of the applicant to the work available at the time.

If you reach the interview stage, you will then be invited for interview at the Institute at a mutually convenient time. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer everyone an interview, and as a result, some applications will be considered unsuccessful without progressing to the interview stage, or may be kept on file until suitable work matching the applicant's skills becomes available.

Tetra Tech DPK Fellowship for Law Students and Graduates

Tetra Tech DPK provides technical, management, and advisory services to help developing and transitioning societies navigate the challenges they face. We work around the world to help establish and strengthen productive relationships between state and society and develop sustainable government and justice systems that are responsive, transparent, accountable, fair, and efficient.

The mission of Tetra Tech DPK is to foster good governance and the rule of law as basic qualities of successful democratic societies and market economies. We carry out our mission by helping institutions plan, manage, and implement constructive change to: 
Provide fair and timely access to justice
Operate under transparent rules that safeguard rights of individuals, stimulate economic growth, and guard against unethical or corrupt practices
Ensure the efficient and effective delivery of services to the public
Increase opportunities for citizens to participate in the political and economic decisions that affect their lives.
Tetra Tech DPK is currently operating justice sector reform projects, largely funded by the U.S. Government, in:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dominican Republic
West Bank.
Tetra Tech DPK’s Global Law and Development Fellowship provides a short-term, concentrated experience for students enrolled in or graduated from graduate programs in law, international development, court administration, public policy, or related areas. The fellowship is designed to help introduce fellows to concepts of judicial reform and capacity building in developing countries, and to provide exposure to the management and implementation of international development projects. 
The Tetra Tech DPK Global Law and Development Fellowship was inaugurated in 2010, and four fellows successfully completed the program. They served in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Haiti, Jordan, and Tetra Tech DPK’s San Francisco headquarters.
Fellowship Responsibilities
Depending on the needs of Tetra Tech DPK projects around the world and the language abilities of selected fellows, assignments will either be based in San Francisco or a project site overseas. Fellowships will be for a minimum of 8 weeks. Overseas-based fellows may be requested to come to the San Francisco home office for an orientation before departure, if timing and resources permit.
Although specific responsibilities may vary from year to year, generally fellows will:  
Complete a specific technical work product as decided upon by home office or field office mentor
Collect and analyze project reports to identify and capture best practices
Proofread and edit reports and documents
Organize training courses and events
Assist with international consultant briefings and logistical support
Provide administrative assistance to support day-to-day programmatic activities
Keep notes of trainings and meetings
Prepare a final report or newsletter on experiences, lessons learned, and relevance of experiences to current studies.
Additional responsibilities may be tailored to fellow’s education, interests, and professional background.
DPK Support for Fellows
Where the fellowship is based in San Francisco, Tetra Tech DPK will:
Provide a mentor to support the fellow
Provide administrative support for work needs and for troubleshooting
Pay an hourly wage of $15.
No further expenses are covered.
Where the fellowship includes an overseas posting, Tetra Tech DPK will:
Provide a mentor to support the fellow
Provide one round-trip economy ticket and transportation to and from the project location
Pay an hourly wage of $10 unless academic credit is being awarded by the fellow’s law school/graduate school
Provide local standard housing (may be a home stay in certain countries)
Support any country clearances, visa applications, and logistical needs
Provide administrative support for work needs and for troubleshooting.
Graduate student or graduate degree in law, court administration, international policy/relations, or related professional degree program
Fluent English
Proficiency in French, Spanish, or Arabic highly preferred
Well-rounded background, demonstrated intellectual and analytical abilities, eagerness to learn, and a strong work ethic
Above-average academic achievement, proven writing skills, and demonstrated interest in international development
Above-average cross-cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
Ability to work well in a multi-cultural environment.
To Apply:
Cover letter explaining your interest in participating in the fellowship and clearly stating your period of availability. Your letter should also indicate your preference for a home office fellowship or an  overseas fellowship (if one is available), and also how you heard about the Global Law and Development Fellowship
Unofficial graduate transcript
Employee application form (available from the Tetra Tech DPK website, www.
Contact information for three professional or academic references
Writing sample in English (5 pages or less).
Please submit application materials to referencing the job code or title in the subject line. 
Application deadline is November 12, 2010 at 5pm PDT 
Interviews will take place on a rolling basis and we expect the first round of offers to be made by November 30, 2010
Finalists will be kept on a roster and may be contacted over the course of 2010-2011 school year as additional positions become available
We regret that due to a very large number of applicants, applications may not be acknowledged and non-selected candidates will not be notified. No phone calls, please.
Tetra Tech DPK is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations - in the U.S and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workplace. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial, and cultural groups. Tetra Tech DPK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Post Graduate Internship at Shell in Brussels

Stage at Shell EU Liaison Office. Brussels

This internship is designed to enable a young graduate willing to pursue a career in European affairs to acquire practical experience in EU advocacy practice, and gain an understanding of emerging policies geared towards meeting rising energy demand while reducing emissions to mitigate the risks of climate change;
The intern will receive training in the areas of advocacy and stakeholder management and will support the EU Liaison (EUL) team on EU policy research, monitoring and analysis, organization of policy events, and, information dissemination;
Timeframe: 6 months.

Research and monitoring of activities of the EU Institutions, European Industry associations, NGOs, think tanks, and agencies;
Attending and reporting on policy conferences and public meetings of the EU institutions, e.g. European Parliament committees, Commission conferences etc;
Drafting reports and briefings on EU policy developments;
Maintenance of files and contact lists;
Monitoring of relevant issues in EU policy media;
Assistance in the organisation of policy events, such as conferences, workshops, etc.

University degree preferably in law, political sciences or journalism/communications;
Fluent in English and at least one other EU official language;
Cooperative approach and team work;
Good understanding of EU procedures and institutional framework;
Enthusiasm for EU public affairs work and communications;
Computer literacy;
Flexibility and willingness to learn;
Accuracy and attention to detail; and diligence in research work;
Fast learner.

About Shell
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. With around 101,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories, Shell helps to meet the world's growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.

About EUL
The EU Liaison (EUL) office represents Shell vis-à-vis the EU Institutions, as well as the representations of governments, international organizations, industry associations, and non-governmental organizations based in Brussels. Shell’s institutional representation activities focus on policy areas such as energy, environment, climate change, technology, safety and foreign affairs.

For more information:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

East-West Center Fellowship Program

APLP Fellowships
The East-West Center is pleased to announce new fellowships for the Asia Pacific Leadership Program. Entering its eight year, the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) is the center of excellence for leadership education in the Asia Pacific region. The APLP is a graduate certificate program combining the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership capacity. Based at the East-West Center in Honolulu , Hawaii , the program has created a network of dynamic leaders in 48 countries who are helping to build a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community. All participants receive an APLP Entrance Fellowship valued at approximately $15,000.

ParticipantsThe Asia Pacific Leadership Program seeks outstanding individuals with proven leadership experience or high leadership potential from across the Asia Pacific region, North America and beyond. All participants have at least a Bachelors degree with the majority having graduate degrees as well. At least 20 countries are represented in each cohort. APLP Fellows come together from all walks of life, including areas as diverse as government, business, NGOs, health sciences, media, monastic orders, and education.

New York State Bar International Law Student Writing Competition

Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition Award

To foster legal scholarship among law students in the field of international law. The competition is intended to encourage students of law to write on areas of public or private international law. The Section believes that by providing a forum for students to disseminate their ideas and articles, the professional and academic communities are enriched. Furthermore, the competition presents an opportunity for students to submit law review quality articles to the Section for possible publication in one of its publications.
Presented by: International Section

Contact: Linda Castilla

Nomination Deadline: Entries should be postmarked by December 3, 2010 and emailed or mailed to the staff liaison.

Date Presented: January Annual Meeting

Award Criteria: Articles must be submitted (in English), typewritten with computer disk attached or emailed to, double-spaced on 8 1/2" x 11" paper with one-inch margins, be no longer than 35 pages in length (excluding footnotes), and citations are to conform with "A Uniform System of Citation" (The Blue Book).

All articles submitted for the competition become the property of the Section. No article submitted may be published in any journal or periodical other than the "New York State Bar Journal," the "New York International Law and Review," or the "International Law Practicum," until after announcement of the winner of this competition in January.

Law students (including J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. and S.J.D. candidates) are cordially invited to submit an entry. Entries will be judges on a variety of factors including significance and timeliness of the subject matter, thoroughness of research and analysis, and clarity of writing style.
Please provide your permanent address, daytime phone number and social security number.

Prize Awarded: $2,000 and publication of the article (subject to editorial approval) in aforementioned publications.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Michigan Peace Team Internship

Michigan Peace Team is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. It was founded in 1993. Its offices are located in Lansing, Michigan within biking distance of Michigan State University and Lansing Community College. Interns are invited to be an active, engaged part of Michigan Peace Team’s peaceful presence to the world. They will participate in the work of a grassroots, nonprofit international peace organization that is connected to a global network of peace organizations.

Interns work with staff and consultants to carry out work in the various standing committees (Publications, Team Deployment, Technology, and Nonviolence Training) as well as any potential ad-hoc committees. They receive daily supervision and ongoing mentoring. Their schedules can be flexible, although most work is done during normal office hours. However, since nonviolence trainings, events, and presentations often happen on weekends and evenings, schedules may vary.

It is our hope that interns will gain valuable knowledge and hands-on skills during their internship in various areas: nonviolence peacemaking; organizational skills; familiarity with working in nonprofit grassroots organizations; and a better understanding of the larger peace community and work being done worldwide for peace. Interns may also find resources for post-graduation work opportunities or service opportunities in the international peace community.

MPT makes every effort to customize each internship to meet the needs of the intern and the course of studies he/she is pursuing. For example, students in the Public Relations field spend more time focused on helping with press releases and newsletter article development; students studying Theology have focused on the spirituality of nonviolence; Pre-law students spend more time looking at International Law aspects of what we’re doing and why; etc.


Tasks and duties may include (but are not limited to):
1. Attend committee meetings and take minutes
2. Gather information and write items for our newsletter and/or blogs
3. Assist with fundraising events, as directed
4. Assist with website, blog, and social networking design and upkeep, as directed
5. Access and use resources such as books, newsletters, audiotapes and videotapes on the work and theory of nonviolent peacemaking to research various issues as assigned
6. Attend an MPT-sponsored presentation
7. Participate in a basic 8-hour nonviolence training
8. Help with general office duties such as answering the telephone, making photocopies, and assisting with the recycling program.

Optional involvement:
1. Observe MPT associates as they participate in local/Domestic peace teams
2. Attend demonstrations, protests, fundraisers, or informational presentations with which MPT is involved
3. Attend workshops/lectures connected with MPT

1. Interns are expected to maintain the schedule they initially set up in dialogue with the Internship Supervisor. They will notify the Supervisor as soon as possible if they are going to be absent or if they will need to amend the original schedule they’ve worked out for their internship.
2. Interns are encouraged to be open-minded, ask questions, seek clarification when necessary, and be vocal about their needs and interests as an intern in order to make this a mutually successful partnership.
3. Interns must consistently maintain a philosophical stance of nonviolence, in keeping with MPT’s vision and mission.
**Internships are generally 3 months/one Semester in length, although exceptions can be made.
Application instructions:

Interested students can apply for internship by contacting MPT via letter or email. After initial contact, an interview will be set up. Prospective interns will be asked to reflect on why they are interested in the work of MPT, and write a list of their skills and interests.
If this seems like a good fit for you, email or send a letter of inquiry to:
Michigan Peace Team
Attention: Mary L. Hanna
808 W. Barnes Avenue
Lansing, MI 48910
Or email: and use subject line: Interested in MPT Internship

Monday, October 18, 2010

Indigenous Law Journal - Call for Papers

International: Indigenous Law Journal: Call For Papers

The Indigenous Law Journal Volume 10
Call for Submissions
Deadline: January 7, 2011
The Indigenous Law Journal is dedicated to developing dialogue and scholarship in the field of Indigenous legal issues, both within Canada and internationally. We encourage submissions from all perspectives on these issues. Our central concerns are Indigenous legal systems and the interaction of other legal systems with Indigenous peoples.
We are the only legal periodical in Canada with this focus. We welcome the addition of your voice to the discussion.
For full details on the submissions process and student awards, please see:
or send submissions to
Please address questions to Eric Chamney & Liora Zimmerman, CoEditorsinChief:

Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies Internship

Currently the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies has the following vacancy:
Project Assistant (Internship)
I. Description

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies is currently seeking an intern to support the organisation of the Telders international moot court competition, training courses, summer schools and to offer support for the new website.
The internship is an excellent opportunity to gain some experience in the everyday working of a centre, particularly in terms of its organisational structure and publicity work. The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies seeks to develop and disseminate international legal knowledge by connecting practice with academic research. We are committed to research of the very highest standard. Our academic expertise covers various aspects of public international law, including international criminal law, international human rights law and international legal theory. We offer a number of academic as well as professional courses, covering all aspects of international law. The website plays a key role in the dissemination of information.  The internship will be part-time and for a period of 3-6 months, starting as soon as possible. 
II. Responsibilities

The intern will, inter alia, be asked to:
develop his/her organisational skills by providing assistance in the organisation and management of the Advocacy and Litigation training course, the training course on Women, Peace and Security, the Telders Moot Court competition and the summer schools;
develop research and communication skills by facilitating the content of the Grotius Centre website;
develop ICT skills through maintaining the website; develop administration skills through ensuring the smooth running of the Grotius Centre events;
develop his/her drafting skills by providing editorial support and assistance to the information that the Grotius Centre disseminates.
III. Qualifications

Candidates should have:
good planning and organisational skills and the ability to work independently;
advanced drafting skills and an excellent command of the English language;
good ICT skills, including using a CMS and using social networking tools;
good command of MS Office programmes
It is desirable for candidates to have:
experience with website development;
an interest in international law; previous experience of working for a legal research centre;
some knowledge of French.

IV. Applications

If you are interested in the position, please email
Please attach:
A detailed CV;
Your dates of availability;
A brief covering letter outlining why you are interested in the position. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
The position is open as of 25 October 2010.