Legal Internship at Advice for Individual Rights in Europe

by | Jun 27, 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: Friday 7 July 2017

Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 17 July 2017

Start date: Flexible – Mid August (not later than beginning of September)

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 Bulletin and Database and the Programmes publications. The internship will include:

Legal research and drafting of case summaries for the Human Rights Bulletin and other AIRE publications;

Legal research and drafting to support the preparation of materials for training seminars;

Supporting the organisation in international events – this may involve accompanying the legal team internationally at seminars, conferences and/or events;

Legal research for the European Human Rights Database;

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:

completed law degree

A good understanding of the European Convention on Human Rights

Excellent drafting skills

A high standard of written and spoken English

The ability to work 4 days a week for a minimum of four months


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;

An 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.


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


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