ADHRB Beirut Legal Research Internship

Requires a Cover Letter?: 
yes
Application Submissions Guideline: 

How to apply

Please email a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample (10 pages max.) demonstrating research and writing skills to smoussawi [at] adhrb.org with the subject line ‘Beirut Legal Research 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.

The Legal Research Internship is an unpaid position.

Contact Person Name: 
Salma Moussawi
Contact Person Position: 
Head of legal and Documentation Department
Contact Person Email: 
Description: 

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is a non-profit organization that seeks to foster awareness of and support for democracy and human rights in Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf region. We are searching for a dynamic and eager individual ready to aid ADHRB’s legal projects. The individual may assist from time to time in the work of ADHRB’s UN Complaint Program and other related legal projects, but will primarily provide support in the form of research, translation, and analysis of laws and legal documents in Arabic and producing memos and recommendations concerning the same. This is an unpaid internship located in Beirut, Lebanon and reporting to the Executive Director.

 

Minimum Education Requirement

Bachelor’s or Equivalent Degree

 

Employment Type

Internship           

 

Professional Level

Student/Recent graduate

 

Job Function

Legal/Research

Primary Responsibilities

Legal Research Interns will:

  • Identify and research pertinent domestic and international law;
  • Conduct research in English and Arabic;
  • Track bills and pending legislation in the Bahraini system;
  • Provide translation of laws and legislation from Arabic to English;
  • Provide translation of Court judgments and other legal and judicial documents from Arabic to English;
  • Provide legal analysis of laws and legal documents; and
  • Undertake other research projects 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;
  • Be proficient in both Arabic and English;
  • 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 identify and compare domestic legal documents for compliance with international standards;
  • 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 20-40 hours per week; and
  • Be available mid-August through November (dates flexible).

 

How to apply

Please email a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample (10 pages max.) demonstrating research and writing skills to smoussawi [at] adhrb.org with the subject line ‘Beirut Legal Research 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.

 

The Legal Research Internship is an unpaid position.

Expired
Last modified: 
04 Aug, 2020
Intervention Sector(s):
Advocacy & Awareness, Human Rights & Protection, Law & Legal Affairs
Application Deadline:
Sunday, 30 August 2020
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
Remote Unpaid Six-Month Internship
Salary
unpaid
Salary Range:
< 800 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
Minimum Education Requirement Bachelor’s or Equivalent Degree
Experience Requirements:
Less than one year
Arabic Language:
Fluent
English Language:
Fluent
French Language:
None
Country/City: 
  • Lebanon
  • Beirut