• Legal Interns & Fellows - March 2020

    Category
    Internship
    Position Type
    Internships | Field Office
  • The Need

    Now accepting applications for March 2020 Interns and Fellows (Duration 12 Months)

    Orientation Week: January 13th - January 17th, 2020 at IJM Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    We will begin reviewing applications June 1. We strongly recommend you submit your application beforehand; however, applications may be reviewed after that point based on position availability. 

    Please note that we are typically inundated with applications. We greatly appreciate your patience as we carefully review each candidate and ask that you hold your questions until contacted for an interview.

     

    Legal Interns and Fellows assist IJM national lawyers and legal teams to defend our clients and seek justice on their behalf. Depending on your level of experience, your role may involve some of the following responsibilities as well as other relevant duties assigned by the Field Office Director or Supervisor.

    Responsibilities

    • Help ensure the smooth administration of the legal team including managing of documentation, providing administrative support to lawyers and creating PowerPoint presentations;
    • Support or conduct legal training sessions;
    • 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;
    • Input case details into Casework Tracking Management System;
    • Participate in legal strategy meetings; and
    • Participate in operations briefings and debriefings. 

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

    Requirements

    Internship Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree;
    • Organizational and administrative skills;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Knowledge of Microsoft software and Windows strongly preferred; and
    • Fluency in Spanish required for Latin America offices.

    Fellowship Qualifications

    • Law school graduate (US applicants);
    • Completion of Bachelors of Law (non-US applicants);
    • 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.

    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 

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