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Law Student - Public Interest in Washington, DC **

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Company name

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

May 07,2018

Posted on

Apr 11,2018

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Summer 2018 Legal Internship Interns will: Identify and research pertinent domestic and international law; Identify and research international venues and domestic administrative fora for human rights complaints; Prepare client complaints to United Nations human rights offices; Prepare advocacy content for website; Attend and take notes on conferences and events of concern to ADHRB; and Undertake research requested by supervisor as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Demonstrate strong writing skills in argumentation and mechanics; Recognize the importance of supporting arguments with sources and have a demonstrated capacity to write with a clean and consistent citation style; Preferably be in law school, although non-law school students who show a strong aptitude for analytical writing will also be considered; Have taken or currently be enrolled in a course on public international law and/or international human rights law, or be demonstrably familiar with the concepts of public international law and/or international human rights law; Be familiar with parts of the United Nations system relevant to human rights; Be interested in and knowledgeable about human rights issues, particularly with respect to freedom from torture, the freedoms of speech, expression, and association, due process rights, and/or prisoners’ rights; Be able to work independently, take initiative, and exercise sound judgment and discretion; solid organizational and time-management skills; Be quick to learn and hard-working; Be committed to public interest work and have a basic familiarity with human rights issues in the Arab Gulf countries.
Schedule: 20 hours per week
Period: mid-May through mid-August.

Additional info

Send resume , cover letter, and writing sample (10 pages max.) demonstrating research and writing skills to internships [at] with the subject line ‘Legal Internship’.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW,
Suite 205
Washington, DC 20036