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RECRUITMENT: Legal Internship

27 September 2015

Legal Internship - Western Balkans Rule of Law Programme

Job Type: Part time (4 days a week)

Duration: 4 Months

Deadline for applications: Monday 12 October 2015

Interviews will be held on Monday 19 October 2015

Start date: Monday 26 October 2015

Based: Holborn, London

Job Description: The Intern’s role will primarily be concerned with our Western Balkans projects, in particular: the capacity building of the Judiciaries in the Western Balkans, the regional European Human Rights Database and the Programmes publications.

  • ·         Legal research and drafting for the Human Rights Bulletin and other AIRE publications
  • ·         Legal research for the European Human Rights Database
  • ·         Support with the preparation of materials for training seminars
  • ·         Accompanying the legal team internationally at seminars, conferences and/or events
  • ·         Keeping effective files


All legal work is supervised.  As the AIRE Centre has only one support staff member, both interns and staff are required to assist with administrative tasks as they arise.

Essential Criteria:

  •         Have completed a law degree
  •         Have a good understanding of the European Convention on Human Rights
  •         Be able to work for a minimum of 3 days a week for a duration of four months
  •         Have a high standard of written and spoken English


Desirable Criteria:

  •          Ability to work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision;
  •          Proficiency with Microsoft Office packages;
  •          Ability to condense large volumes of information in a simple/concise way;
  •          Excellent communication skills;
  •          Demonstrate the ability to learn quickly;
  •          Familiarity with the legal reform process in the Western Balkans


All internships are unpaid, although £5 travel and £3 lunch expenses will be covered for the days worked.

AIRE Centre is fully committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating unlawful discrimination.  We wish to provide a work environment in which individuals from a wide range of backgrounds can fulfill their potential and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  So that we may monitor the effectiveness of this policy we should be grateful if you could complete this form

 This part of the form will be separated from your internship application.


To apply, please send a recent CV in addition to a covering letter to Béatrice Blois  


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