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International Opportunities: JD Required or Preferred

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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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ABA’s Rule of Law Initiative: International Placements

The mission of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative is to promote justice, economic opportunity and human dignity through the rule of law. The ABA ROLI is currently seeking candidates to fill programmatic positions both at their headquarters in Washington, D.C. and abroad in field offices. Successful applicants would join a dynamic team of program staff, who are dedicated to promoting the rule of law in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa. Acceptance is on a rolling basis. Candidates with relevant language skills, experience living abroad, and familiarity with United States Government funding requirements are particularly encouraged to apply.

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World Trade Organization Legal Affairs Internship

The WTO 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. We have 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.

Requires an online WTO application together with the following documents: 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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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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