05 July 2012

Paid Internship for Women's Property Rights Lawyer
London, October 2012 – March 2013

Interights is pleased to invite applications from lawyers working on Women's Property Rights in Africa for an internship as part of the development and implementation of its work. The six-month internship will begin in early October 2012.

Established in 1982, Interights works to promote respect for human rights through the use of law. We achieve this through a range of activities: strategic litigation through co-representation, legal support to applicants and third party interventions before international, regional, and national human rights courts and bodies; advising lawyers on the use of international and comparative human rights law before their domestic courts; building capacity through litigation partnerships, targeted training activities and internships, and through the dissemination of legal information. Thematically, our priorities are equality, security and the rule of law (including counter-terrorism), and economic and social rights (ESR). Interights currently focuses its activities in Africa, the Commonwealth, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia.

This full-time placement will provide an opportunity for a lawyer with knowledge of women's issues and relevant law to develop their legal skills whilst assisting our programme with:
● Legal research on international and comparative human rights law and practice with respect to the protection of Women’s Property Rights;
● Preparation of materials for legal trainings and meetings on the application and development of standards in this context;
● Conducting research on the possibilities of using the sub-regional, regional and international human rights bodies to secure Women's Property Rights;
● Supporting the further development of Interight' Women's Property Rights work.
Where possible, the intern may attend meetings with human rights practitioners, human rights lectures in London or at other universities, or visit other international or national human rights organisations based in London or abroad.

Travel costs and stipend
Interights will arrange and pay for travel and visa costs. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of £1,300 pro rata. Accommodation is not provided but Interights can advise on finding a suitable place to stay.

How to apply
Before applying, applicants must read the attached person specification. Applicants must provide clear examples of how they meet the essential criteria set out in the person specification. To apply please send a covering letter, a curriculum vitae indicating two referees, a recent writing sample of no more than two thousand words and a completed equal opportunities monitoring form.
Applications should be sent to Chloë Marong by email to jobs@interights.org quoting “Internship for a Women’s Property Rights Lawyer” in the subject field of the email. Due to the high number of applications for our internships we are unable to contact applicants that have not been short listed.

Closing date
The closing date for applications is 18 July 2012.

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone.

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