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
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;
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
The closing date for applications is 18 July 2012.
will be interviewed by telephone.