Internship with International Criminal Court, Positions with NJP, & Environmental Careers Event

1. Labor Internship with the International Criminal Court

Deadline: As soon as possible; applications accepted over the next few weeks. (Photo credit ICC.)

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued a special call for internship applications in the field of labor and employment law.

For candidates with a legal background and an interest in international administrative/employment law, the intern will be expected to work on employee appeals moving through the ICC’s internal grievance proceedings, for which the final appeal is heard by the International Labour Organisation’s Administrative Tribunal (ILO AT) in Geneva. In addition, the intern will help prepare a compendium of ILO AT jurisprudence on the subjects for which we have the most appeals (contract terminations, harassment, reclassification of posts). Staff Union advisors will benefit from this guide when providing legal advice on whether to pursue an internal appeal.

Please note: The ICC is also looking for interns to assist with the Staff Union’s communications platforms. Internship candidates with a background in communications, web design, journalism, etc., are also encouraged to apply.

The internship would be based at The International Criminal Court, which is located in the city of The Hague, The Netherlands. The working languages of the ICC are French and English. For this internship with the ICC Staff Union Council, fluency in English is essential.

The duration of the internship is 6 months. On the application form, applicants may indicate their preferred start dates. However, the ICC prefers candidates who can begin in January 2013, but spring internships are also possible.

The internship is unfunded. The ICC expects this application process to be competitive; only 2 openings are available per internship period. Here is the link to apply. Best of luck!

2. Networking for Environmental Careers 

The Program on the Environment alumni board is hosting a career skills workshop for autumn quarter, and you’re invited. It’s happening Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 5:30–7:30 pm, PoE Commons, Wallace Hall Suite 012. It’s free. RSVP here.

At this short workshop you will:

  • Learn about the importance of networking as well as the best approach to take through a workshop led by an adviser from the UW career center;
  • Practice networking with PoE alumni from a variety of career fields and graduate programs;
  • Get resources for environmentally oriented networking events around the UW and the Seattle area; and
  • Eat a light meal and have open time to network with alumni and students from PoE.

3. The Northwest Justice Project Foreclosure Prevention Unit is Hiring a Legal Assistant

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is the largest publicly funded civil legal aid organization in Washington with 17 offices located throughout the state providing legal services to low income persons and their communities. NJP’s Foreclosure Prevention Unit (FPU) is headquartered in Seattle, but serves at-risk homeowners throughout the state.  NJP seeks an experienced legal assistant to help coordinate and support the work of the FPU attorneys. For more information, see the online job description here.

Job duties include:

  • Understand the stresses experienced by NJP’s client community including the impacts of poverty, mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, immigration status and other barriers.
  • Prepare and edit correspondence, legal pleadings and other documents independently and consistent with attorney/advocate instructions.
  • Maintain legal files and records in the case management system.
  • Assist in filing pleadings, recording documents and arranging service of process.
  • Assist in client communication, fact development, limited computer-assisted legal research and community outreach/education where appropriate.
  • Manage litigation, mediation and outreach calendar for Seattle FPU.
  • Have knowledge of referral resources to help clients access other legal and human services providers or appropriate organizations.
  • Develop working knowledge of FPU cases and projects in order to respond to client needs and questions.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary scale DOE.  Attractive benefits package, including medical, dental and disability coverage.

APPLICATIONS:  Email Cover letter, resume and references to Bridgette Murphy

4. The Northwest Justice Project Foreclosure Prevention Unit Is Hiring a Staff Attorney

Application due November 26, 2012.

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that pursues its mission through legal representation, community partnerships, and education to combat injustice and promote the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities throughout Washington. In anticipation of receipt of funding to support legal services to preserve homeownership and mitigate the adverse effects of foreclosure on our low-income client communities, NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission through the work of our Foreclosure Prevention Unit. Depending on funding, we anticipate the positions will be based in Everett, Olympia, Spokane, Tacoma and Yakima. Additional positions may be based in NJP field offices in other locations.

JOB DUTIES: The attorneys will undertake a range of duties including, but not limited to:

  • Work collaboratively with unit/office team to provide day to day legal assistance and direct representation to eligible clients on foreclosure matters, including advice and referral, mediation, state and federal litigation and appeals as required.
  • Engage with the client communities and conduct legal education events for client groups, social and human services providers, and justice system stakeholders, and serve as a resource to other advocates and housing counselors on foreclosure prevention, mediation and the tools available to mitigate the impacts of foreclosure, with particular focus on persons and groups that experience special barriers to accessing civil legal services, including veterans, immigrants, limited English speaking, seniors, and other groups.
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with a statewide network of advocates working on similar issues throughout the state and participate in advocacy task forces or work groups to address systemic issues that arise in the foreclosure context.
  • Utilize NJP’s case management and timekeeping systems and comply with all applicable regulatory requirements and reporting needs.
  • Help identify and develop on-line resources for use by attorneys and/or unrepresented litigants on matters within areas of practice and expertise.
  • Support the work of NJP partners including the volunteer lawyers, private attorneys, other legal aid providers and interested parties and organizations addressing the legal needs of low-income persons on matters related to foreclosure.

Salary depends on experience. NJP offers an attractive benefits package and a comfortable work environment. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, current resume and writing sample to: Sue Encherman at Letters of interest and subject line should clearly reference “Foreclosure Attorney” position and preferred location. Date of availability should be noted in cover letter. Include proficiency in languages other than English on the resume. More information about NJP online. Application deadline: November 26, 2012.

P.s. Event Tonight: Planning as If People Mattered. Common Good is putting in a plug for tonight’s Greening for All Event: Creating a Livable and Equitable Puget Sound Region. It’s happening at Town Hall Seattle tonight from 7:30–9:oo PM. It costs $5 to attend and features Ron Sims, former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Island Press authors Marc Brenman and Howard Frumkin (Dean of Public Health at UW), as well as Seattle community advocates Rich Stolz and Sue Sherbrooke.