Internship for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Rights Lawyer/academic
Deadline for application: 5 April 2013
Established in 1982, INTERIGHTS works to promote respect for human rights through the use of law. It achieves 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, INTERIGHTS' 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.
INTERIGHTS invites applications for a three month funded internship starting at the beginning of June 2013, for a lawyer/academic working on LGBTI Human Rights in Europe.
The precise nature of activities will depend on organisational and programme priorities at the time of the placement; however, it is likely that the main areas in which experience will be offered will include:
• Legal research on international and comparative human rights law and practice relating to LGBTI Human Rights to support the preparation of briefs before domestic courts and the European Court of Human Rights;
• Assistance on INTERIGHTS’ publications on LGBTI Human Rights;
• Where possible, attendance at meetings with human rights practitioners, lectures, or visits to other international / national human rights organisations based in London.
The three-month internship will begin in early June 2013 and will be based in London.
INTERIGHTS will arrange and pay for travel. The intern will receive a monthly grant of £1,300. Accommodation is not provided but INTERIGHTS can advise on finding a suitable place to stay.
Applicants should check the terms of reference to ensure that they fit the requirements before applying. Please note: Applicants must have the right to work in the UK or be able to successfully obtain a visa before the placement.
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 and diversity monitoring form. Applications should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enter the title of the internship you are applying for in the subject heading of your email. The closing date for applications is 5 April 2013.
Short listed applicants may be interviewed by telephone.
Due to the high number of applications for our internships we are unable to contact applicants that have not been short listed.