• Field Office Summer Legal Internship - 2020

    Position Type
    Internships | Summer Legal
  • The Need

    Summer 2019 Program Dates: June 8 - August 7, 2020

    Application Deadline: January 15, 2020* 

    *Please note that we will not begin reviewing applications until the deadline date


    Visit the Summer Legal Internship Program Page for further information.


    Although tasks vary depending on the nature of the work in progress during the internship and the office's casework type, Summer Legal Interns can expect their tasks to include:

    • Conducting legal research to be used as reference material according to casework type;
    • Writing legal briefs on legal issues for trials and court appeals;
    • Inputting case details into Casework Tracking Management System;
    • Drafting correspondence to Public Officials;
    • Assisting in case management and trial preparation;
    • Reviewing Reports to assist IJM advocates with their case reporting;
    • Providing analysis of cases and identifying strengths and weaknesses of potential witnesses to assist the advocates with witness preparation;
    • Assisting in operations and inquiries;
    • Legal administration & information management; and
    • Participating in government meetings, where appropriate.


    Positions may be available in: Manila, Philippines; Cebu, Philippines; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Bangkok, 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.


    Summer Legal Internships are designed to give law students an opportunity to serve in one of our field offices. As a legal intern, you will gain skills and knowledge regarding international laws and policies which protect the rights of those subject to violent forms of human rights abuses. The program provides exposure to legal work and helps participants develop skills in legal research, writing briefs and preparing case documentation. 


    Educational Qualifications:

    • Completion of Bachelor’s degree and at least 1 year of law school (US applicants)
    • Completion of Bachelor's of Law (non-US applicants)

    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 (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.


    All IJM internships and fellowships are unpaid positions. Interns and fellows are expected to financially support themselves throughout the duration of their time of service. 


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