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  • Application deadlines for London are February 26,2016 (4 July – 30 September 2016); May 27, 2016 (3 October to 30 December 2016); August 26, 2016 (3 January – 7 April 2017).
  • Application deadlines for Washington DC are Rolling basis (14 December – 1 April 2016); (4 April – 29 July 2016).
  • Intake for internships in the Hague: March 1, 2016 (20 June – 18 September 2016); June 15, 2016 (19 September – 31 December 2016)

Eligibility: International students can apply for the internship.
Duration: Internships are for a minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of six months.
Location: London, United Kingdom and Washington DC, USA

2016 IBA Legal Internship Programme in London & Washington DC

The International Bar Association is offering Legal Internship Programme in London & Washington DC. This is a paid internship programme.

The IBA will pay research expenses such as trips to libraries, etc. In London, there is space for ten interns per three month intake whereas in the Hague, there are generally 2-3 interns at one time and in Washington DC, 1-2 interns. Interns from around the world can join. Internships are for a minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of six months.

Intern positions are available for undergraduate law students, postgraduate law students, and newly qualified lawyers at the International Bar Association’s offices in London and Washington DC. Founded in 1947, the International Bar Association (IBA) is the world’s largest organisation of law societies, bar associations, law firms and individual lawyers. The IBA is involved with cutting edge issues affecting the international legal community and as an intern you can become involved in the work of the Association.

The 2016 IBA Legal Internship Programme will cover research expenses such as trips to libraries, etc. The IBA Educational Trust is granting funding (to a maximum of £1500 each) in the London office to students who would not otherwise be able to take up the position due to financial constraints. Priority is given to applicants from developing countries, but other applicants will be considered. The IBA Educational Trust is granting funding (to a maximum of €2000 each) in the Hague office to students who would not otherwise be able to take up the position due to financial constraints. Priority is given to applicants from developing countries, but other applicants will be considered. There is no funding available for internships in Washington DC at this time.

Eligibility

  • advanced studies in international human rights and/or humanitarian law;
  • excellent legal research and analysis skills;
  • experience of legal writing and drafting;
  • strong interpersonal oral and written skills;
  • familiarity with internet- based research;
  • fluency in Spanish, French or Arabic an asset.

Application

Applications, reference letters and questions regarding London internships should be sent via e-mail to internprogramme@int-bar.org
Applications, reference letters and questions regarding  Washington DC internships should be sent via e-mail to sosseh.prom@int-bar.org

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