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BABSEA 2010 Legal Studies Internship Program – Southeast Asia

About BABSEA: 
Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia (“BABSEA”) is an international grassroots organization working to bring people together to overcome poverty, injustice and inequity in the Southeast Asia region. BABSEA is currently working in Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos and Vietnam, implementing a wide variety of community development and capacity-building, child protection and education, transitional justice and community legal education initiatives. 

About the Program:
The BABSEA Legal Studies Internship Program offers an opportunity to make a real contribution to fighting the hardships and legal inequity in Southeast Asia, while being involved in a remarkable experience of living and working in the region.
  
The BABSEA 2010 Legal Studies Internship Program’s proposed activities emphasize four main areas: community legal education research and curriculum development, community service, education and culture and self reflection. During the 12- week experience, activities include a variety of community-based legal education teachings, service projects with local and rural communities and many educational events and cultural experiences. The interns will be given the opportunity to work and interact with the BABSEA International Community Legal Education team, as well as local lawyers, legal educators and community organizations throughout the Southeast Asia region.
  
The deadline for applications is February 14th, 2010.  To apply early and gain first priority, as well as a reduction in fees, applicants should submit their materials by January 15th, 2009. To be considered for the program, applicants should submit the following:  Application Form, current resume, curriculum vitae/statement of purpose, liability waiver and a photocopy of the applicant’s valid passport.  Preference will be given to applicants who display a strong academic record, interest in human rights and community service, awareness of different cultures, and a willingness to commit to the full 12-week program.
  
For more information, please visit http://www.babsea.org/volunteer/LegalInternship.htm or contact Ms. Pimtida (Pim) Makar at pim@babsea.org.