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Washington, D.C. Legal Internship - Summer 2015

Position Responsibilities:

  • Conducting legal research particular to multinational corporate accountability litigation, including  under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and state and foreign law;
  • Drafting legal memoranda concerning relevant issues in pending cases;
  • Conducting factual research to assist in filing complaints against multinational corporations and further case development;
  • Assisting in preparations for conducting and defending depositions and responding to document requests and interrogatories;
  • Producing blog posts;
  • Organizing panel discussions on current legal topics related to international human rights and corporate accountability litigation;
  • Attending oral arguments and law-related panels and events.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

  • ONLY J.D. candidates may apply for this position (rising 2L and above).
  • Must posses a strong interest in using the law as a vehicle for social change.
  • Experience or course work relating to the research of jurisdictional, tort, corporate and international law issues.
  • Some study or experience with human rights law. 
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.

Salary and Benefits: This is an unpaid position. However, IRAdvocates may be able to assist with an intern's pursuit of third-party funding and/or facilitate academic credit if this is available through the intern's law school. Interns or volunteers may also be permitted to work virtually or remotely, depending on the needs of IRAdvocates.

To Apply: Please email your resume and a cover letter to info@iradvocates.org with the subject line "Legal Intern Position - SUMMER 2015."