Legal Fellow

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Partners in Justice International

Partners in Justice International (PJI) is pleased to announce that we are seeking candidates for one-to-two-year fellowships for law school graduates beginning in Fall 2023.

About PJI

PJI is an international human rights organization with a mission to strengthen justice processes for victims and survivors of grave crimes such as crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. We do this primarily by providing practical support to serious crime prosecutors, victim representatives, and investigators working in post-conflict and post-dictatorship jurisdictions. PJI facilitates the circulation and exchange of knowledge and experience locally and among practitioners and experts around the globe. PJI also intervenes strategically in litigation and international procedures to advance the rights of victims and survivors of grave crimes. In short, we partner with local justice actors to challenge impunity for grave crimes, advance justice for victims where they live, and build resilience to sustain peace and democracy long term.

You can read more about our current projects here: https://partnersinjustice.org/our-work/current-projects/

About the Position

A fellowship at PJI gives an entry-level lawyer the opportunity to work for 1-2 years as a junior staff attorney. Ideal candidates are third-year (or final-year) law students, judicial clerks, LLM students, or recent law graduates with a demonstrated interest in international human rights law or international criminal law. Please note that PJI maintains a remote office. Fellows are expected to work from home and be available for meetings between 11:00 and 16:00 UK time.

You can find the full job description here: https://partnersinjustice.org/get-involved/

How to apply

Funding

PJI does not have independent funding to pay legal fellows; we expect candidates to apply for funding from an outside source, typically a competitive legal fellowship grant. The majority of fellowships at PJI have been funded by the fellows’ educational institutions. While the candidate is expected to take the lead, PJI will assist the selected candidate in developing proposals, including specific projects, if appropriate.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter addressing your goals and interests in the position as well as potential funding sources and any related deadlines along with a resume, law school transcript, and three professional references by e-mail to [email protected] Refer to “Legal Fellow” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only applicants being considered will be contacted.

PJI is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, multicultural work environment. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. PJI especially encourages people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply.


Closing date: 31-May-23