Internship at International Bridges to Justice

Internship at International Bridges to Justice

International Bridges to Justice (India) is a nonprofit, non governmental organization dedicated to ensuring the basic legal rights of ordinary citizens in developing and transition countries. IBJ in India works to guarantee all citizens the right to competent legal representation, the right to be protected from cruel and unusual punishment and the right to a fair trial.

IBJA has invited applications for internship for the duration of 3 months from October 1, 2014 or earlier. The work involves maintaining a database of case studies and reports, facilitating communication with the lawyers and the project team, organizing data for impact assessment, and supporting the team in organizing outreach and training events.

Essential Qualifications



  1. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of  academic or professional experience in law or social sciences
  2. Commitment to the cause of human rights and Rule of Law, especially its domestic implementation
  3. Excellent writing and editing skills
  4. Experience in organizing events such as panel discussions and training workshops
  5. Good IT and communication skills
  6. Proficiency in English - Good interpersonal skills
  7. Ability to take initiative and be self- motivated


Desired Qualifications

I.    Additional language reading and writing skills is an advantage (Hindi, Bengali, Tamil), but no a requirement

II.  Practical knowledge of domestic application of domestic fair trial standards (knowledge of criminal law and the Indian justice system is highly desirable)

III.  Experience in legal research, particularly drafting of case briefs  and summaries

The interested applicants may send their CV and a brief cover letter to ibjindia@gmail.com stating what motivates you to work with them and when you would like to start and how long you can stay.

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