Open Society is looking for legal research intern who will be part of the Justice Initiative this summer, for their offices in New York, Washington DC and Berlin. If you are passionate for human rights and advocacy this is you opportunity.

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Organization: The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to criticism, whose laws and policies are open to debate and correction, and whose political institutions are open to the participation of all people. They seek to strengthen justice and the rule of law; broaden respect for human rights, including the rights of minorities; encourage pluralism and a robust diversity of opinion; deepen democratic practice and participation; expand economic equity; support effective governance; and invest in individuals, public and private organizations, and social movements that advance these goals.

The Justice Initiative, part of the Open Society Foundations, uses strategic litigation and other kinds of legal advocacy to defend and promote the rule of law, and to advance human rights. They employ litigation, advocacy, research, and technical assistance across a range of issues. They  pursue accountability for international crimes, support criminal justice reforms, strengthen human rights institutions, combat discrimination and statelessness, challenge abuses related to national security and counterterrorism, defend civic space, foster freedom of information and expression, confront corruption and promote economic justice.

 

Duty Station: New York, Washington DC, Berlin

 

Open To: Law students

 

Timeframe: From June through August 2019

 

Deadline:  2 March 2019

 

Job description: Legal research interns will receive hands-on training on the various methodologies used by public interest advocacy groups to foster and encourage reform, inclusion, human rights, and the building of legal capacity for open societies. Interns will be instructed, and receive hands-on training, on many of the broad range of activities involved in effectuating reform, human rights, and the building of legal capacity for open societies, including but not limited to, the identification of an injustice to be remedied, the formulation of a comprehensive action plan, and the research and writing involved in research memoranda, reports and studies associated with a project.

The main responsibilities for the Legal research Intern are as follows:

- Draft legal and non-legal reports and memoranda for relevant to projects in our four core thematic areas: accountability, liberty and transparency; criminal justice; equality and inclusion; and rule of law;

- Conduct all-source research via websites, Lexis/Nexis, foreign source materials, academic studies, oral interviews of experts, legal and political documents, Library of Congress materials, etc;

- Attend scheduled staff conference calls and relevant meetings hosted by think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, government briefings, etc;

- Assist with the development of web-site and advocacy materials as needed.;

- attend relevant meetings hosted by think tanks and government and non-government agencies



Qualifications: The candidate for Legal research intern must have the following profile:

- Currently enrolled in a relevant law school or graduate program

- Highly motivated and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors

- Strong communication, interpersonal and computer skills

- Demonstrated ability to write effectively and analyze and summarize complex information

- Desire to function in a team environment

- Ability to multi-task while remaining attentive to detail.

- Ability to effectively manage working efficiently in a fast-paced environment, troubleshoot and follow projects through to completion, with strict deadlines and without loss of attention to detail, budget, and reporting




Wage/fees: Not specified

 

Application process: Students interested for the position of Legal Research Intern can apply by clicking Apply Now at the end of the offer page and follow the required steps or can use linkedin page.

 

Useful links:

Legal Research Intern

Open Society official site

 

Contact Information:

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edited by Amantia Bali

 

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The Environmental Justice Foundation - EJF - has opportunities for people looking to acquire new skills or utilise their experience by volunteering. Do the right thing and apply now, participate to protect human rights and have environmental security

 

For more opportunities go to International Organizations

 

Organization: The Environmental Justice Foundation - EJF - is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in 2001 by Steve Trent and Juliette Williams that promotes the non-violent resolution of human rights abuses and related environmental issues in the Global South. It describes itself as "a UK-based non-profit organisation working internationally to protect the environment and human rights." EJF's core tenet, as set out in its Mission Statement asserts that the injustices suffered by people living in poor and disenfranchised communities are often closely related to the destruction, over-exploitation and other abuses of the local natural environment these people depend on. Much of the Environmental Justice Foundation's work involves training and equipping affected environmental justice communities in producer countries to investigate, record and expose abuses and then campaign effectively for an equitable resolution to the issues. Emphasis is placed on the power of film, both to record irrefutable evidence of environmental injustice and to create strong campaigning messages

 

Duty Station:  London, United Kingdom

 

Open To: everybody willing to help for a safe environment and sustain human rights

 

Timeframe: not mentioned

 

Deadline: open

 

Job description: the volunteers working with the Environmental Justice Foundation will work alongside a dedicated, ambitious team who will guide them and support them in their tasks. The EJF works on several campaigning areas:

- oceans

- illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

- pesticide use

- cotton production

- shrimp farming

- climate refugees

 

Qualifications: to become a volunteer with the EJF all that is needed is to be:

- ambitious

- dedicated

- dynamic

 

Wage:  EJF  offers travel and lunch expenses

 

Application process: to enquire about opportunities for volunteering with EJF send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Useful links:

EJF’s Jobs page

About EJF

Contacts' page

 

Contact information: all contacts can be found following this link

 

edited by  Ludovica Mango

 

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