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International Opportunities: Current Students

Links and information below are provided for you to do more research into opportunities on you own. Contact Career Services or the international programs director if you are interested in learning more about the timing of a specific opportunity.

Baltimore Refugee Assistance Program

The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture and other immigrants to thrive in Baltimore and around Maryland. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors and local volunteers to help refugees and immigrants integrate and contribute to our communities. Program accepts interns each autumn, spring and summer.

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New Jersey International Justice Project

As a part of their commitment to dignity and justice, the International Justice Project is dedicated to assisting victims of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in their struggle for recognition and inclusion in domestic and international judicial forums. The IJP also aspires to advance legal protections for human rights by offering professional consultations, trainings and guidance to individuals, corporations, governments and non-governmental organizations. The intern will research international criminal law, human rights law, and international humanitarian law to assist with the legal representation of clients at the International Criminal Court. Intern duties will also include compiling personal data, completing individual Standard Application Forms of Darfurian victims for participatory rights in ICC Proceedings, and monitoring and analyzing current legal and political developments pertaining to our cases. Additionally, s/he will assist in drafting public statements related to our advocacy efforts. S/he may also be involved with tasks associated with fundraising, marketing, and outreach through social media.

The project is only open to current law students or recent law graduates; Preferred qualifications: knowledge of international law, human rights law, international criminal law, or a related field; proven ability to work cross-culturally, especially with victims of trauma and/or mass atrocities.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to with "Law and Policy Internship" in the subject line. 

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

WVU Study Aboard

World Trade Organization Legal Affairs Internship

The World Trade Organization Internship Program provides an opportunity for post-graduate students from WTO member and observer countries to gain valuable experience from working at the WTO. Assignments given to interns are intended to enhance the individual's understanding of the WTO and of trade policy more generally. However, internships include opportunities in other specialist areas, such as finance, human resources, language services, IT and communications. The division to which the intern is assigned determines the precise nature of the work to be undertaken. Many interns work in the following areas: trade law, economics, statistics, trade policy, languages, administration, information and communication relations, and information management.

Internships in the Legal Affairs Division are for a duration of 24 weeks. There are two intakes per year – in January and in July. Candidates wishing to apply for the July 2019 intake should send their full applications by the end of February. Those wishing to apply for the January 2020 intake should send their applications by the end of August 2019.

A candidate must: be a national of a WTO member state or country or customs territory engaged in accession negotiations; not be a government official, unless the candidate resigns from his/her post; not be a law firm associate, unless the candidate resigns from his/her post; have done no prior internship with the WTO; not be related to anyone currently working at the WTO; be at the beginning of their professional careers in the field of WTO law and therefore, in principle, not more than 30 years of age at the time of starting the internship; normally hold a degree leading to admission to practice law (normally LL.B or a JD); have at least one year of post-graduate studies; and have specific knowledge and/or experience in WTO Law.

Applications should be submitted to Professor Peck first.

Requires an online WTO application together with the following documents submitted by email to cv or resume detailing WTO studies and WTO-related experience, copy of the online WTO application, transcript of law school studies and any additional relevant studies in law (partial transcripts okay as long as send full transcript when it becomes available), an individually authored academic paper (in English) on WTO law, and at least one reference from a law professor and/or a reference from a supervisor of another legal internship. 

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American Bar Association Accredited Study Abroad Programs

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Dean Acheson Legal Stage: Court of Justice of the European Union at Luxembourg

Stage opportunities for periods of not more than three months are offered to a limited number of students or recent graduates from select U.S. law schools.

Two stages: Fall Term - mid-Sept to mid-Dec and Spring Term - mid-Feb to mid-May

American citizen or legal permanent; priority to applicants who have completed three years of law school and have strong knowledge of Community Law; some knowledge of French is required but level varies; knowledge of an E.U. language other than French and English in an advantage.

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Arab American Association

The mission statement of the Arab American Association is to support and empower the Arab immigrant and Arab American community by providing services to help them adjust to their new home and become active members of society. Their aim is for families to achieve the ultimate goals of independence, productivity and stability. Are three available positions (as of Feb 5th): ESOL Teaching Assistant Internship, Casework Intern, and Social Services Intern.

Positions are for the Winter or Spring and are unpaid.Interns are expected to have some availability on weekdays between 9/10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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K&L Gates

K&L Gates is a U.S.-based international law firm with offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the United States. K&L gates offers 1L opportunities and summer programs.

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United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials

The UNAKRT Internship Program offers recent university graduates and postgraduate students an opportunity to work in the unique environment of this hybrid tribunal in Cambodia. Interns will have the opportunity to enhance their practical experience and their theoretical knowledge within one of the eight offices listed on the webpage.

Deadlines are for standard internships. Committee will only review and consider the applications after the deadlines indicated.

Candidates must be: under 35 years of age, have no more than 5 years of work experience, be highly motivated with outstanding academic qualifications in a field of study pertinent to UNAKRT, have obtained a degree from a recognized university or be enrolled in a degree program in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application or during the internship OR have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree when studying in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate degrees, and working proficiency in English and/or French.

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UNAKRT Recruitment
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