Legal intern (paid)

Alkarama Foundation , Geneva, Switzerland

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and CampaignResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd February, 2018

Job Description

Location and start date: Geneva, Switzerland; starting 1 March 2018

Duration: Six months

Internship description

Alkarama is currently seeking a legal intern to support the work of our Legal Department for six months, from March to August 2018. The work is varied and includes research, drafting of complaints for submission to the UN human rights mechanisms, attendance and note-taking at UN conferences including the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review and Treaty Bodies sessions, synthesizing of information about individual cases of human rights violations. Interns at Alkarama are fully integrated to the team and benefit from the same work environment as the staff. They do have a real opportunity to contribute significantly to the work of the organisation, hence acquiring essential skills for their future career.


  • University degree in law (international law, human rights law) or social sciences with an international law component;
  • Spoken and written fluency in English; a working knowledge of French and/or Arabic is a strong asset;
  • Strong research, analytical and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated interest in human rights and the Middle East;
  • Professionalism and ability to work under sometimes tight deadlines.

Alkarama is only in a position to receive applicants who are legally allowed to engage in an internship in Switzerland (this usually applies to nationals of EU/EFTA or those who hold a residence permit in Switzerland). Alkarama is part of the “We pay our interns” initiative and as such provides interns with a monthly stipend of 850 CHF.

How to apply:

  • The application should be in English and should contain:
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a cover letter explaining your qualifications and motivation for the position.
  • The deadline is 3 February 2018. Please note that early applications are encouraged and that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated in strict confidentiality.

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