Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Other Internships

FUNDED INTERNSHIPS FOR STUDENTS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW   

NYU’s Public Interest Law Center (PILC) in its Summer Funding Program guarantees funding for all first- and second-year law students who want to work in public interest and government positions. The Program provides all participants with education in the theory and practice of public interest law. Students identify their own internships and meet all NYU requirements. The internships must be at least 10 weeks long and typically start between mid-May and early June each year.

For more information, see www.law.nyu.edu/publicinterestlawcenter/summerfunding/index.htm.

Contact: Sara Rakita, PILC Associate Director,  rakitasatexchange [dot] law [dot] nyu [dot] edu

Internships for NYU law students are also supported by the International Law and Human Rights Student Fellowship Program which is coordinated by NYU’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ). The Fellowship Program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain education in the theory and practice of international law and human rights law and involves an internship at selected IGO and NGO organizations and a research paper due after the end of the internship. Internship placements are identified by CHRGJ staff and are 10-12 weeks in length, typically starting in mid-May and early June of each year. Persons who are first-year, second-year, LLM and JSD students at NYU School of Law are eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Selection of Fellows is through a competitive application and interview occurs in October and November each year and approximately 25 student fellows are selected annually.

Contact: Tish Armstrong, CHRGJ Fellowship Coordinator, tish [dot] armstrongatnyu [dot] edu.

INTERNSHIPS WITH REFUGEE CONSORTIUM OF KENYA

Interns with qualifications in law, human rights and communications are accepted quarterly by the Refugee Consortium of Kenya to assist in the delivery of services to refugees and asylum seekers.

Contact: Refugee Consortium of Kenya, Haki House, PO Box 25340-00603 Ndemi Close, Kilmani, Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 2 386 0418

INTERNSHIPS WITH  THE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE

The IRC has a number of internships [and jobs] working with different refugee services across the globe. The International Rescue Committee is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees, and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through 22 regional offices in cities across the United States, the IRC helps refugees resettle in the U.S. and become self-sufficient.  Visit the vacancies page of the U.S. website for current opportunities both in the US and around the world.

INTERNSHIPS/JOBS ADVERTISED ON ABA-SIL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE JOB BOARD

Please click the hyperlink above for information.

INTERN/VOLUNTEER WITH ASYLUM ACCESS

Asylum Access envisions a world where refugees are seen as people with rights, not just people with needs. Through legal aid, strategic litigation, policy advocacy and community education, Asylum Access empowers refugees in Africa, Asia and Latin America to assert their human rights -- creating effective, lasting solutions for refugees around the world. Asylum Access is looking for volunteer lawyers and highly-qualified law students who can commit to spending 6 months or more in Africa, Asia or Latin America, providing legal counsel and representation to refugees seeking asylum or other legal status. We are currently recruiting volunteer legal advocates for refugee legal aid projects in Ecuador, Thailand and Tanzania. We also accept applications and offer acceptances on a rolling basis.

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