Funded Internship to Advocate for Trans Rights in Europe

INTERIGHTS is pleased to invite applications for a three month funded internship based in London starting October 1, 2012, for a lawyer / academic working on Trans Rights in Europe. Applications due September 3, 2012.

Established in 1982, INTERIGHTS works to promote respect for human rights through the use of law. We achieve this through a range of activities: strategic litigation through co-representation, legal support to applicants and third party interventions before international, regional, and national human rights courts and bodies; advising lawyers on the use of international and comparative human rights law before their domestic courts; building capacity through litigation partnerships, targeted training activities and internships, and dissemination of legal information.

The precise nature of the job activities will depend on organisational and programme priorities at the time of the placement; however, it is likely that the main areas in which experience will be offered will include:

  • Legal research on international and comparative human rights law and practice relating to Trans Rights to support the preparation of briefs before domestic courts and the European Court of Human Rights;
  • preparation of materials for INTERIGHTS’ training workshops on Trans Rights;
  • assistance on INTERIGHTS’ publications on Trans Rights; and
  • attendance at meetings with human rights practitioners, lectures, or visits to other international / national human rights organisations based in London.

The three-month internship will begin on 1 October 2012 and will be based in London. INTERIGHTS will arrange and pay for travel. The intern will receive a monthly grant of £1,300. Accommodation is not provided but INTERIGHTS can advise on finding a suitable place to stay.

Applicants should check the terms of reference to ensure that they fit the requirements before applying (see attachment to August 20th list-serve e-mail). Please note: Applicants must have the right to work in the UK or be able to successfully obtain a visa before the placement.

To apply please send a covering letter, a curriculum vitae indicating two referees, a recent writing sample of no more than two thousand words and a completed equality and diversity monitoring form (see attachment to August 20 list-serve e-mail). Short listed applicants may be interviewed by telephone.

Due to the high number of applications for our internships we are unable to contact applicants that have not been short-listed.

Applications should be sent to Chloë Marong by email to jobs@interights.org. Please enter the title of the internship you are applying for in the subject heading of your email. The closing date for applications is 3 September 2012. Interviews will take place on 11 September 2012.