Thursday, August 30, 2012

Live from the SEC Program on October 2

The 13TH Annual: "Live from the SEC"
OCTOBER 2, 2012 ● 11:30 A.M. —1:30 P.M. EST
 
 “A Review of Recent Developments in International Securities Regulation and Enforcement”

The Section of International Law is pleased to announce for the thirteenth consecutive year this highly successful live, interactive broadcast by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Staff from Washington, DC to locations in London and other venues around the world.
 
Co-Sponsored by the ABA Business Law Section’s Federal Regulation of Securities Committee
 
This year’s “Live from the SEC” will…
●Be made available through organization-wide videoconferences, webcasts and
teleconferences and offer specially priced individual webcasts and teleconferences.
●Give registrants the opportunity to give input on the questions that are submitted to
the SEC in advance, and email questions in real-time during the program.
●Feature updates by high-ranking SEC staff, including Commissioner Elisse B. Walter, on SEC policy relevant to practitioners around the world. Particular attention will be focused on important developments in US securities laws, especially with Dodd-Frank, that will impact foreign issuers and markets, including international issues.

For more information and to register visit:  http://www.americanbar.org/calendar/2012/10/13th_annual_livefromthesec.html

Monday, August 27, 2012

Research Intern at the Foreign Policy Program of the Brookings Institute

A senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Program seeks one part-time Research Intern for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Foreign Policy Program works to influence policies and institutions in the United States and abroad that promote sustainable peace, security, and prosperity around the world.

Qualified applicants will have a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: foreign policy, comparative politics, political economy, human rights, democracy, international organizations. Extremely well-qualified applicants will show a level of expertise in the foreign policies of one or more of the following countries: India, Indonesia, Turkey. English fluency required; proficiency in additional language(s) a plus.

Graduate students, recent graduates, or upper level undergraduate students working towards a degree in a relevant field (e.g., international affairs, foreign policy, political science, international law, humanitarian law, international political economy) are encouraged to apply.

Intern responsibilities will include:
- Research issues pertaining to human rights and democracy for specific projects and activities.
- Collect and maintain data, conduct quantitative and qualitative data evaluation.
- Monitor pertinent current events and brief senior fellow and support staff.
- Assist with the organization of seminars, meetings, and other events in Washington, New York, and abroad, including some senior fellow international travel.
- Additional administrative support tasks as needed.
Please note that all internships are unpaid and will run from mid-September to December, with option to renew for second semester if mutually agreed upon.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter including weekday availability, resume, and a brief writing sample (no more than three pages) to Ms. Ashley Miller with the subject line “Fall 2012 Foreign Policy Program Intern”. Please discuss your qualifications and why you are interested in this internship. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please apply via email to:
Ashley Miller
Foreign Policy Program
Subject: Fall 2012 Foreign Policy Program Intern
Email: amiller@brookings.edu
 
Applications must be received by September 12, 2012.  Applications sent in after this time will not be considered.

Legal Internship at Markaz Al Kul Legal Clinic East Jerusalem

Description of the Markaz Al Kul Legal Clinic East Jerusalem residents face several unique daily challenges that need legal support-- claiming national insurance rights, family unification, residency revocations, housing demolitions, land confiscations, child arrests, prosecution of individuals and organizations advocating for human rights and social change etc.

The Markaz Al Kul Legal Clinique is especially designed to meet the needs of East Jerusalem residents. Our unique legal unit brings together a network of lawyers that are familiar with the complex legal system in Jerusalem and are familiar with civil and human rights cases. The Legal Clinic provides the following services for rights regarding:
  • Land planning and housing
  • Child arrests and accusations
  • Human Rights activists or organizations targeted by the Israeli authorities
  • Residency status, national insurance and municipal bureaucracy
  • Workers rights; including private employment agencies
Job Description and Responsibilities: At this time Grassroots Jerusalem is looking for Law students or those with degrees in International Law and Policy, to work as researchers and in support of our local team of Lawyers and Legal interns from Jerusalem. Knowledge of the history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict,the role of International courts and conventions, as well as Arabic skills would be beneficial. Our clinic is working in conjunction with the Human Rights Defenders Fund, as well as with several legal experts and organizations working in Jerusalem in order to better serve community members impacted by the Occupation and human right activists working for change. While all applications will be considered, preference will be given to those that can either commit to 6 months or have prior experience living in the region.

Supervision: Upon arrival in Jerusalem interns will undergo an orientation designed to not only introduce them to the layout of the city and the technologies essential to their project. The Markaz Al-Kul Legal Clinic interns will work closely with the Markaz Al-Kul Legal team.

Compensation: As this is an intern position there is no salary, but the Grassroots Jerusalem staff is committed to helping their interns take advantage of the variety of funding they qualify for through their educational institutions. Interns will be responsible for securing their own housing during their time in Jerusalem. Communication and work related travel expenses will be reimbursed during your stay.

How to apply: Please email the following items to intern@grassrootsjerusalem.org
  • Resume and cover letter (max 2 pages)
  • On a separate page please answer the following questions to the best of your ability:
  • Please describe your legal experience and level of familiarity with international law and the issues facing East Jerusalem.
  • Beyond the specific skills required for this internship, what skills do you feel will make you an excellent candidate for this internship?
Due to a lack of administrative resources only successful applicants will be contacted.

Legal Research Internship – U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

The legal research intern will conduct research on a variety of international human rights and comparative law topics, as assigned. Eligible candidates should be:

At least second-year law students or recent law graduates with coursework or experience in constitutional law, international affairs, human rights, religious affairs, or a related field
Familiar with legal research techniques and the Microsoft Office suite.

Ability in Arabic is helpful, but not required * Interested in the field of international human rights
Most internships are part-time (20-30 hours) and all are unpaid. Course credit is available. The Commission does not provide housing or pay moving expenses, however, will do provide a transport stipend to cover the costs of transport to and from the Commission.

To apply for an internship, please e-mail, fax or mail a resume, 3-5 page writing sample, 2-3 references and a cover letter explaining your qualifications and why you would like to intern at the Commission. All applicants must specify the internship and semester in both the cover letter and the subject line of emailed applications.

Internship Program United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
800 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 790
Washington, DC 20002
(PH) 202-523-3240; (FAX) 202-523-5020
(EMAIL) internship@uscirf.gov

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti Legal Fellowship

IJDH Legal Fellowship

About Us The Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and its Haiti-based affiliate, the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), have over 15 years of demonstrated success enforcing Haitians’ human rights, in Haiti and abroad. We work in four areas: 1) impact litigation to force open the doors of Haitian, international and U.S. courts for precedent-setting human rights cases; 2) documentation to provide public officials, human rights advocates and grassroots activists the reliable information they need to speak up for human rights in Haiti; 3) transnational grassroots advocacy to compel governments and powerful institutions in Haiti and abroad to respect Haitians’ human rights; and 4) systemic capacity building to develop a corps of Haitian lawyers and advocates trained to fight for sustainable change in their country.

The organizations’ successes include spearheading the Raboteau Massacre trial, considered Haiti’s most successful complex litigation, and Yvon Neptune v. Haiti, one of the most important human rights cases in the Americas and the first Haiti case to be decided by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The New York Times called the BAI’s Mario Joseph “Haiti’s most prominent human rights lawyer.”

Project Description
IJDH is seeking a Legal Fellow to help coordinate our Cholera Accountability Project (CAP) for a 6-12 month period from our office in Boston. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to a longer time frame.

The Legal Fellow will be working closely with a team of lawyers in the United States and Haiti onadvocacy and legal work aimed at seeking accountability from the United Nations (UN) for causing Haiti’s cholera epidemic. Cholera broke out in Haiti in October 2010, and the country is now fighting to contain the world’s largest cholera epidemic. Overwhelming evidence has established that reckless disposal of human waste on a UN peacekeeping base in Mirebalais poisoned Haiti’s rivers with a particularly deadly strain of cholera bacteria and caused the epidemic. IJDH and BAI
represent victims of cholera in their quest for justice from the UN. In November 2011, we filed claims on behalf of 5,000 victims of cholera seeking a) investments in water and sanitation infrastructure to control the epidemic, b) compensation for the victims and c) a public apology. The UN has yet to accept responsibility and respond to the victims’ claims. CAP works with Haitian grassroots groups and international advocates in a broad-based campaign to push the UN to take action to stop cholera’s killing.

Fellow Responsibilities
Given our small office and large volume of work, fellows will be given a high degree of responsibility from the start. Accordingly, fellows must be highly motivated and reliable.
Responsibilities of the Legal Fellow include:
  • Conducting domestic, international and comparative legal research;
  • Producing internal memoranda and drafts of legal documents;
  • Participating in case management, including overseeing the collection and processing of documentation related to individual clients’ claims, managing victims’ databases, and reviewing evidence;
  • Supporting the organization and implementation of domestic and international advocacy campaigns in collaboration with partner organizations;
  • Developing political strategies and engaging directly with national legislators, UN officers and other powerful international actors;
  • Drafting advocacy documents, including human rights reports, op-eds and case summaries for publication;
  • Assisting with composition of fundraising and grant proposal documents, as needed;
  • Engaging with international media, including drafting press releases and educating press on recent case developments.
Qualifications
• Bachelors and J.D., or equivalent law degree (bar admission not required);
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Proficiency in standard computer applications;
• High level of initiative and motivation;
• Ability to handle sensitive client relationships and protect the confidentiality of our work and our communications;
• Proficiency in French and/or Haitian Creole desired;
• Knowledge of Haitian history and political environment desired;
• Experience in civil or criminal litigation a plus.

Funding: This position is unpaid. Deferred law firm associates or candidates who can secure external funding are encouraged to apply.

 Application Procedure:
Attorneys interested in the position of IJDH Legal Fellow should submit a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and contact information for two references as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and position is open until filled. Please send all application materials electronically to Beatrice Lindstrom (beatrice@ijdh.org). Include “IJDH Legal Fellow” in the subject line.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Internships at the American Society of International Law


The American Society of International Law offers students opportunities to become involved with the important work of our organization while learning first-hand about the field of international law.  All positions are based at ASIL's Washington, DC, headquarters and require a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters and usually more during the summer.  All internships are unpaid; however, you may be eligible to earn academic credit through your school.  ASIL has open positions for undergraduate Communications and Membership interns and Program Assistant interns, as well as open positions for law students as Legal Research interns.

Qualifications



Opportunities for undergraduates:
-Communications and Membership.  Interns will assist the Director of Communications and Member Relations with the day-to-day duties of running the office. Tasks typically include: helping to maintain contact lists; conducting research on news media outlets, member prospects, and topics of interest to the Society; photographing and writing descriptive captions of ASIL events; assisting with email distribution of news releases and other communiqu├ęs; placing phone calls to reporters in advance of ASIL events; drafting summaries and basic news releases; researching potential new member markets for the Society; compiling prospective member lists; and assisting on other marketing projects for the Society’s activities.
 
-Program Assistant.  The candidate selected will provide programmatic and administrative assistance to the Programs Manager at ASIL’s headquarters in Washington, DC.  Duties will include: researching and compiling information on US state continuing legal education (CLE) credit procedures, assisting in the preparation of CLE state accreditation applications for upcoming events, tracking state approvals and reporting attendance for accredited events, and preparing and distributing attendance certificates to attendees of approved programs, supporting day-of event procedures and ensuring requirements are enforced, researching and updating international legal fellowship, internship and pro bono opportunities for the upcoming new edition of the Careers in International Law Guide, attending policy and informational meetings around DC and providing a debrief on these meetings, and supporting the publication of the American Journal of International Law.
 
Opportunities for law students:
-Legal Research.  Interns perform substantive legal research and writing on cutting-edge developments in international law for the bi-weekly e-publication International Law in Brief and the print publication International Legal Materials (ILM).  Depending on the interns’ interest and ability, some may be invited to draft “Introductory Notes” analyzing and providing context to primary source legal documents to appear with their byline in ILM.  Interns also assist in other aspects of publication of ILM including proofreading, editing, working with authors, and Bluebook citation checking.

Contact Details


Contact:
Bridget Jameson
Telephone:
202-939-6009
Email:
bjameson@asil.org

Application Instructions


Please visit http://www.asil.org/asil-internships.cfm for more information about each internship, including how to apply.