We are seeking creative and passionate applicants to be part of our tight-knit team to help conduct legal research and analysis in relation to human rights law and its application in Bahrain. As a legal intern at BIRD, you will help prepare cases for submission to relevant UN human rights special procedures.
Duration: November 2015 – January 2016, with possibility of renewal
Closing Date: 30 October 2015
Intern travel and lunch expenses will be paid by BIRD.
- Identify and research relevant domestic and international law pertaining to issues in Bahrain.
- Prepare client complaints for United Nations documentation.
- Prepare research memoranda on United Nations systems.
- Attend and take notes from conferences and events of interest to BIRD.
- Assist with client interviews as necessary.
- Assist the advocacy and research teams as necessary.
- Research on international law topics related to Bahrain.
- Assist with administrative duties as required.
Qualifications and Skills
We would expect the successful candidate to have the following:
- Be currently enrolled in or have completed a law-related degree.
- Have taken, or be in the process of taking, a course on public international law and/or international human rights law, or be demonstrably familiar with the concepts of public international law and/or international human rights law.
- Demonstrate superb writing skills.
- Excellent spoken and written English.
- Excellent communication & networking skills.
- Strong research skills.
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to work independently.
- The ability to work in a small team effectively.
- Demonstrable interest in universal human rights and the Gulf region.
- Language skills: French, Spanish or Arabic.
- Past experience in working for an NGO, charity or with the UN.
Please email your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Legal Internship.”
The covering letter should be no longer than one side of A4.
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.