The ABA Section of International Law’s Africa Committee Seeking Intern to Work on Newsletter, Africa Law Today

The ABA Section of International Law’s Africa Committee is seeking one intern to work on the Committee’s quarterly newsletter, Africa Law Today. The mission of the Committee is to interact with lawyers, academics, students and others with an interest in African legal affairs. The Committee is comprised of over 450 practitioners in the public interest sector, private practice, academics and other fields. 


The Africa Law Today student internship allows law students to have the opportunity to edit, proofread and cite check articles submitted to the Africa Committee for publication. The students are exposed to work from experts and colleagues in areas ranging from human rights and AIDS policy research to the effects of international conventions and treaties on African business and development. The internship enables interns to become involved in the committee through monthly committee conference calls and provides a vast array of resources and networking opportunities pertaining to the legal communities throughout the African continent.


  • Assist with editing, cite checking, and bluebooking articles submitted for the committee’s newsletter, Africa Law Today, which is published quarterly
  • Attend committee conference calls once per month (schedule will be provided at beginning of each semester)
  • Submit one article related to African legal affairs of at least 2,500 words for publication in Africa Law Today.
  • Approx. 25 hours per semester


  • Must have demonstrated interest in African legal affairs
  • Must be a rising 2L or 3L law school student, preference given to 2Ls who can commit to two-years of service
  • Native English fluency
  • Must be proficient in MS Word
  • Must have solid understanding of bluebooking and excellent attention to detail
  • Must have time management skills, the ability to meet tight deadlines and flexibility
  • Law journal or review experience preferred. Must be a member of the ABA-SIL and Africa Committee (may join after securing internship)

Work Location: 

Work will be done remotely, though you must have access to the internet and email.


Email cover letter and resume to Kimberly Brown. Please format the subject of your email as follows: “ABA-SIL Africa Committee Intern- Your Own Name.” Candidates who do not use this format exactly will not be considered for the internship. 


September 21, 2012

For those of you new to the committee, the spring edition of Africa Law Today can be found online. (The summer 2012 edition will be finalized & circulated shortly).