Justice Program Support Intern

International Institute for Justice and Development
  • Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Posted
    Jun 03

Position description

The justice program support internship offers an excellent opportunity for students looking to obtain experience in international NGOs and to learn more about democracy and rule of law issues, with a focus on Africa. Interns will work on a range of activities including research focused on democratic governance, as well as justice system reform projects for African countries.  This is an opportunity to learn more about the legal environment and justice system institutions of African countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with research of information, legal documents, legislations, and institutional practices and procedures needed to assess justice systems.
  • Select and analyze information on the justice system institutions (judiciary, police force, prison system, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms) of assigned countries.
  • Assist in drafting and/or updating country profiles.
  • Assist with updating database of justice system indicators for assigned countries.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or enrolled in current undergraduate or graduate program.
  • At least one year of office or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated interest in international justice, democracy and rule of law issues.
  • Strong understanding of contemporary socio-political issues in Africa.
  • Proficiency in Internet and Library Research.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Students in graduate programs in political science and international relations, as well as law students, preferred.
  • Ability to read and write in French desired.

This internship is unpaid, but may be used for course credit, where applicable.  Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be notified.

Application instructions

Applicants for this internship should send in (e-mail preferred) a resume, a cover letter and a 3-5 page writing sample.

Email your material with the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line to: [email protected]
Or,

Mail to: Internship Coordinator: 38 Montvale Avenue, Suite 105, Stoneham, MA 02180

The IIJD, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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