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Legal Intern Recruitment

18 November 2017


Generally interns assist the Legal Director, Senior Lawyer and Legal Project Managers with all aspects of preparatory work for the AIRE Centre’s Legal Advice Service and cases pending before domestic tribunals, the ECtHR, or the CJEU, and any ongoing projects, policy work or publications.   

Most interns are required to dedicate about 75% of their time working on responses to requests for advice related to EU law on the free movement of persons (the rights of EU migrants and their family members in the UK, in relation to residence and welfare benefits).

Carrying out tasks related to the delivery of advice including:

  • Managing an advice caseload, including client/adviser handling;

  • Researching and drafting of written responses to requests for advice;

  • Corresponding with clients, the tribunals, and other legal professionals and drafting correspondence and other documents for staff lawyers;

  • Accompanying the legal team to tribunal hearings;

  • Keeping effective files.

Providing support for the litigation work of the AIRE Centre including:

  • undertaking legal research;

  • assisting in the preparation of correspondence and submissions for domestic tribunals, the ECtHR or the CJEU;

  • ensuring deadlines are met.

Providing support for the wider work and activities of the AIRE Centre including organizing  events, fundraising, administrative tasks and answering the enquiry phone line.

All legal work is supervised. 

To be eligible you must:

  • Have a completed law degree

  • Have a good understanding of the areas of law in which The AIRE Centre works

  • Be able to work full-time for a minimum of four months

  • Have a good standard of written and spoken English

All internships are unpaid, although £5 travel and £3 lunch expenses will be covered for the days worked for those interns who are not otherwise funded.


Please send a recent CV and cover letter to by midnight Friday 1st of December.



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