The successful applicant will work closely with our policy staff: conducting legal research, providing commentary on draft legislation, assisting with third party interventions and supporting working parties of our membership exploring critical issues of law reform. The internship will provide the opportunity to develop research and drafting skills, to engage with litigation and law-making processes, and to be part of a small, friendly and committed staff.
Given the nature of our work, applications are sought from law graduates only. This includes people who expect to have completed a law degree or GDL or are a CILEx graduate by the time they start the internship. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in the challenges affecting the justice system – whether criminal, civil or administrative – and have an understanding of the UK’s constitutional and human rights framework. They should have excellent written and spoken communication skills.
Though we will aim to be flexible, ideally the winter internship will take place for three months between January and April. The intern will be expected to work full time during this period and will be paid the London Living Wage (£1,425 a month).
To be considered for this internship please email a copy of your CV, and a brief covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The covering letter should explain your interest in JUSTICE and interning, indicating relevant experience, your availability for the internship and your future plans. Your CV should include the contact details of two referees.
Please mark your email with ‘INTERNSHIP’ in the subject line.
Closing date: Wednesday 9 December at 5pm
Interviews will be held on Monday 14th or Tuesday 15th December.
JUSTICE’s internship programme is governed by the principles of equal opportunity.