The World Jurist Association offers volunteer internship opportunities throughout the year for both undergraduate and graduate students around the world. All positions are in the Washington, DC area office. The hours are flexible. Fluency in English is required.
Typical intern tasks include:
- Help plan and organize upcoming conferences and seminars;
- Research and write international news stories for a bi-monthly newsletter as well as write articles on law and technology for a quarterly law journal. The topics include human rights, technology and law, international arbitration and mediation, international commercial law, environmental law, democracy, and legal education;
- Help organize and manage the daily business operations; including but not limited to, accounting (Quickbooks software), payroll, data entry, and correspondence;
- Help with fundraising and locate private and public grants;
- Interested interns will also be given the opportunity to perform legal related research on the internet.
New tasks and responsibilities arise regularly. The WJA is willing to help you meet requirements to receive credit, locate research paper topics, and discuss careers. This is a unique opportunity for students to gain practical experience in international law.
Internships are typically structured around the semester system. We request that you observe the following deadlines when applying for an internship:
July 1 – Fall Semester Internships
November 1 – Spring Semester Internships
March 1 – Summer Semester Internships
Special consideration outside of this timeline will be made for prospective interns on the quarter system or who have unique or specialized needs.
Please send a resume and cover letter to:
The World Jurist Association
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite #1440
Bethesda, MD 20814