International Justice Mission

Legal Field Office Fellowship - June 2018 Deployment

Category
Legal
Position Type
Fellowships | Field Office

The Need

Now accepting applications for June 2018 Deployment (Duration: 10-12 Months)

Application Deadline EXTENDED: August 31, 2017

Note: Interns and Fellows are required to attend an Orientation Week in Washington, D.C. before deploying

Visit the Field Office Fellowship Program Page for further information.

 

Legal Fellows assist our national lawyers and legal teams with the following responsibilities.  Other relevant duties will be assigned by the Field Office Director or supervisor.

  • Research legal issues and write briefs that will assist in rescuing and protecting victims (varies by casework type);
  • Assist in developing best practice documents based on casework experience;
  • Assist with case intake;
  • Develop and conduct presentations and legal training sessions;
  • Input case details into Casework Tracking Management System;
  • Participate in legal strategy meetings; and
  • Participate in rescue planning sessions.

 

Positions may be available in: Manila, Philippines; Cebu, Philippines; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Bangalore, India; Kolkata, India; Chennai, India; Delhi, India; Mumbai, India; Kampala, Uganda; Gulu, Uganda; Accra, Ghana; La Paz, Bolivia; Guatemala City, Guatemala; or Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Not every position will be available in every office.

Responsibilities

IJM's Fellowship opportunities vary every session and look different in every office. Fellows generally will assist a specific person or team. The positions involve the described tasks and responsibilities as well as other relevant duties that may be assigned by the Field Office Director or Supervisor.

 

General Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Law school graduate;
  • 2 + years of experience in practicing law strongly preferred; and
  • Fluency in Spanish required for Latin American offices. 

Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith;
  • Humble and resilient;
  • Pursues excellence;
  • Culturally aware and appreciative of difference;
  • Strong service ethic;
  • Innovative problem solver; 
  • Ability to build trust and strong partnerships with others;
  • Courageous in pursuing opportunities and challenges; 
  • Tenacious in achieving goals; and
  • Professional.

Requirements

To apply, please upload the following items compiled into one document:(Please note, applications missing one or more of these items will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.)

  • Cover Letter describing your interest in an IJM Internship or Fellowship
  • Resume
  • Statement of Faith (if not addressed in cover letter)

**When you apply, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information for two references; one Work or Academic Reference and one Spiritual Reference. Please note that if we move forward with your application, we may be contacting them for further information about your candidacy.

 

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