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Recruitment: Legal Internship - Western Balkans Rule of Law Programme

30 October 2017

Job Title: Legal Internship - Western Balkans Rule of Law Programme

Job Type: 4 days a week with one ‘work from home’ day

Duration: 4 Months

Deadline for applications: 17 November 2017 (midnight)

Interviews will be held on the week commencing the 20 November 2017

Start date: Monday 15 January 2017

Based: Russell Square, 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 of case summaries for the Human Rights Bulletin and other AIRE publications
  • Support with the preparation of materials for training seminars
  • Legal research for the European Human Rights Database
  • Supporting the organisation in international events. 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 a completed law degree
  •         Have a high standard of written and spoken English
  •         Have a good understanding of the European Convention on Human Rights
  •         Be able to work 4 days a week for a minimum of four months
  •         Proficiency with Microsoft Office packages;


Desirable Criteria:

  •          Ability to work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision;
  •          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
  •          Some knowledge of Word Press


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

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

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