Work On! Internships available at International Justice Project, Newark, NJ

The International Justice Project is seeking four interns for fall 2014, to be based in the nonprofit’s Newark, NJ, office. Descriptions of the positions are available here and below:

Law and Policy Internship

The intern will research international criminal law, human rights law, and international humanitarian law to assist with the legal representation of clients at the International Criminal Court. Intern duties will also include compiling personal data, completing individual Standard Application Forms of Darfurian victims for participatory rights in ICC Proceedings, and monitoring and analyzing current legal and political developments pertaining to our cases.

Additionally, s/he will assist in drafting public statements related to our advocacy efforts. S/he may also be involved with tasks associated with fundraising, marketing, and outreach through social media.

Please note, this internship position is only open to current law students or recent law graduates.

Preferred qualifications:

1. Knowledge of international law, human rights law, international criminal law, or a related field.
2. Proven ability to work cross-culturally, especially with victims of trauma and/or mass atrocities.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to ijp@internationaljusticeproject.com with “Law and Policy Internship” in the subject line. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Emergency Response Network Internship

The intern will assist with the Emergency Response Network. The Network identifies and addresses the health and other needs of Darfurian women and men. Through the Network, we connect members of the Darfurian Diaspora to much-needed services and resources in their community, such as mental health, legal services, social work, education, interpretation, etc.

The intern will spend significant time reaching out to individual clients to perform needs assessments and assist in addressing their health and welfare needs. The intern will reach out to and develop relationships with medical and mental health professionals, lawyers, interpreters, social workers, educators, and other individuals, as well as with other human rights and refugee rights organizations, to develop a network of service providers. The ERN intern may also be involved in the IJP’s efforts to raise awareness of the plight of the Darfurian community in the U.S.

This internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Preferred qualifications:

1. Applicants should have or be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in social work, psychology, or similar.
2. Experience in social work and/or field experience in working with victims of international crimes or refugees, or a demonstrated interest in doing such work.
3. Foreign language skills, especially Arabic, considered a plus.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to ijp@internationaljusticeproject.com with “Emergency Response Network Internship” in the subject line. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Arabic Translation/Interpretation Intern

The intern will provide oral and written translation between Arabic and English for communication with clients in the Emergency Response Network, and our other programs as needed. The Network identifies and addresses the health and other needs of Darfurians in the United States. Through the Network, we connect members of the Darfurian Diaspora to much-needed services and resources in their community, such as mental health, legal services, social work, education, interpretation, etc.

The Arabic Translation Intern will spend significant time translating phone calls and in-person meetings with clients on a variety of topics. Where necessary, the intern may also be called upon to translate client documents from Arabic into English, or occasionally to translate written documents into Arabic for a client’s use. The intern will become intimately familiar with the case histories of our clients, and have the opportunity to learn about international relations, international criminal law, asylum/refugee law, social work, and other fields of interest.

The intern must be fluent in both Arabic and English. This internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Preferred qualifications:

1. Prior translation experience strongly preferred.
2. Experience working with victims of international crimes or refugees, or a demonstrated interest in doing such work.
3. Professional demeanor.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to ijp@internationaljusticeproject.com with “Translation Internship” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Social Media and Digital Communications Internship

The intern will assist with the growth and development of our social media engagement, website, and other digital communications. We are looking for creative individuals and designers to help us present our work in interesting ways and expand the reach of our web presence.

The intern will work with experienced international criminal law attorneys and international diplomacy professionals on a range of fascinating issues and campaigns.

Duties may include the following:

1. Work with senior and other staff to develop priorities for communications, social media, and website strategy;
2. Lead a communications/social media volunteer team;
3. Grow and maintain the organization’s media list;
3. Coordinate the organization’s communications activities on Facebook, Twitter, and other mediums; and
4. Help to integrate social media into international criminal justice campaigns.

This internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Preferred qualifications:

1. Prior experience with/use of WordPress, Prezi, Vertical Response, or other digital communications platforms.
2. Good knowledge of HTML.
3. Marketing experience.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to ijp@internationaljusticeproject.com with “Social Media Internship” in the subject line. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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