Now Hiring: Spring 2019 Legal Intern



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.


Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate will:

  • 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;
  • Possess 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;
  • Be able to commit to 15-20 hours per week; and
  • Be available mid-January through May (dates flexible).


How to apply

Please email a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample (10 pages max.) demonstrating research and writing skills to with the subject line ‘Legal Internship’. The writing sample is the most important element in this application. Any piece laying out an argument with logical/factual support, and preferably citations, is acceptable. A piece of which the author is personally proud is much preferred to a first-year legal writing assignment.


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, until all positions are filled.