Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is seeking highly-qualified law students for its legal and policy internship program. The interns report directly to the Chief Legal Officer.
Location: New York City.
Application Deadline: December 30, 2016
Internship Period: Spring semester, start and end dates are flexible.
Position Overview: HRF's legal interns will perform legal research and writing and assist with projects of legal advocacy. Under the guidance of HRF attorneys, the interns will research from diverse sources of legal information, including treaties, international decisions, domestic legislation and decisions, government and institutional records, academic papers, journals, etc. They will draft memoranda memorializing the results of research, and may also assist in drafting other articles and writings related to international human rights. The interns will work directly under the supervision of HRF's Chief Legal Officer
Each intern is expected to work at HRF for a minimum of ten (10) hours per week throughout the semester. Hours can be arranged to meet the students' needs, as long as they occur from Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Additional research and writing, at the intern's election, can be conducted at home or at the law school.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate is a law student who has completed his or her first year of law school at an ABA accredited law school. Strong research and writing skills are essential. Applicant should be detail oriented. Previous internship and school work experience in international human rights law is preferred, but not required.
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. Course credit may be available from your law school.
How to apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, law school unofficial transcript, and a writing sample not exceeding 10 pages to firstname.lastname@example.org.