INTERIGHTS Announces Six-month Funded Internship, Europe Programme

Application deadline: October 15, 2012

INTERIGHTS is pleased to invite applications for a six-month funded internship for a lawyer or academic with experience working on human rights in Europe.

Established in 1982, INTERIGHTS works to promote respect for human rights through the use of law. They achieve this through a range of activities: strategic litigation through co-representation, legal support to applicants and third party interventions before international, regional and national human rights courts and bodies; advising lawyers on the use of international and comparative human rights law before their domestic courts; building capacity through litigation partnerships, targeted training activities and internships, and through the dissemination of legal information. Thematically, INTERIGHTS’ priorities are equality, security and the rule of law (including counter-terrorism), and economic and social rights (ESR). INTERIGHTS currently focuses its activities in Africa, the Commonwealth, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

The precise nature of internship activities will depend on organisational and programme priorities at the time of the placement; however, it is likely that the main areas in which experience will be offered will include:

  • Legal research on international and comparative human rights law and practice to support the preparation of legal submissions in cases to be lodged with or pending before the European Court of Human Rights, as well as other legal      work depending on INTERIGHTS’ needs at the time
  • Preparation of materials for INTERIGHTS’ training workshops
  • Assistance on INTERIGHTS’ publications
  • Where possible, attendance at meetings with human rights practitioners, lectures, or visits to other international/national human rights organisations based in London

The six-month internship will begin on 2 January 2013 and will be based in London.

INTERIGHTS will arrange and pay for travel. The intern will receive a monthly grant of £1,300. Accommodation is not provided but INTERIGHTS can advise on finding a suitable place to stay.

Applicants should check the attached terms of reference to ensure that they fit the requirements before applying. This internship is only open to a practising human rights lawyer. Non-lawyers or lawyers without experience in human rights law should please not apply.

To apply please send a covering letter, a curriculum vitae indicating two referees, a recent writing sample of no more than two thousand words and a completed equality and diversity monitoring form. Short-listed applicants may be interviewed by telephone. Due to the high number of applications for our internships we are unable to contact applicants that have not been short listed.

Applications should be sent to Chloë Marong via email. Please enter the title of the internship you are applying for in the subject heading of your email. The closing date for applications is 15 October 2012. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 29 October 2012.