International Bridges to Justice
International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to ensuring the basic legal rights of ordinary citizens in fragile or conflict-affected countries. Specifically, IBJ works to guarantee the right to competent legal representation, the right to be protected from cruel and unusual punishment, and the right to a fair trial for every man, woman, and child.
Some of the highlights of IBJ’s work in 2018 include: obtaining funding for projects to pair accused individuals with lawyers through the use of technology in Sri Lanka and Cambodia, publishing country-specific training manuals and hosting legal training sessions in Syria and Myanmar, and establishing an international women defense lawyer network in Francophone African countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi.
IBJ is looking for outstanding, self-motivated law candidates who want to be part of our ongoing mission to end investigative torture and provide access to legal representation to everyone around the world who needs it.
Timeline & Requirements
- IBJ welcomes students or recent law graduates who wish to get an education-related job experience.
- Candidates will be assisting with the Syria program remotely.
- We ask that interns commit to working with us for a minimum of 12 months
- Only candidates who pass a three-month-probation will continue with the internship
- Assisting the Program Manager with preparation for and execution of program activities
- Drafting program reports including, but not limited to, activity reports
- Translating written material from Arabic into English and vice versa
- Secretarial duties such as taking minutes, setting up meetings, and data entry
- Perform consecutive interpretation during IBJ meetings and other events as necessary
- Assisting with the design of program materials as needed
- Working closely with and assisting the MENA team with day-to-day tasks
- Assist Geneva HQ as needed
- Experience for at least 3 years. Additional voluntary experience is a plus
- English and Arabic proficiency are a must
- Strong graphic design skills are essential. Adobe Creative Cloud skills are desirable.
- Robust writing skills are highly desirable.
- Interns will work in an international, friendly, challenging, and rewarding environment.
- IBJ will provide a monthly stipend for the period of this internship only after the candidate passes the probationary period
- Interns will get direct supervision from specifically assigned staff and our internship coordinator.
- Depending on their preference and where they are based, interns will work on various tasks and initiatives, including providing research for our training programs, writing grant proposals and applications, helping with program management, strengthening our online communities, and contributing to our fundraising initiatives. We also look for interns with special talents in graphic design and reporting.
- IBJ is an entrepreneurial organization. As such, you are also more than welcome to talk to us about any new initiatives that you have in mind for the period of the internship and beyond.
How to apply
- All prospective interns must send a CV and cover letter to [email protected]
- The subject line must include the words “Program Intern Syria”
- The cover letter should explain your motivation to intern at IBJ, your proposed period of internship, and any special circumstances that you would like to note to us.