Internship at International Bar Association

Posted on November 10, 2013 by

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About : the International Bar Association (IBA) is the world’s largest organisation of Law Societies, Bar Associations, law firms and individual lawyers. The IBA is involved with cutting edge issues affecting the international legal community and as an intern you can become involved in the work of the Association.

The IBA plays an active role in:

  • promoting the status and independence of the profession
  • bringing lawyers together to exchange information and to discuss matters of mutual concern
  • promoting the administration of justice under the rule of law
  • promoting human rights
  • promoting commercial and economic law reform

Candidate Criteria

Candidates being considered for an IBA internship should:

  • be highly motivated
  • be able to work independently and on his/her own initiative
  • have excellent interpersonal skills
  • have good computer literacy including Microsoft Word and e-mail and internet
  • have good analytical and writing skills
  • have an interest and/or experience in international affairs and politics
  • have experience of undertaking internet-based research using different legal source websites.

When to apply :

Intake for London Internship                                    Closing date for application

6th Jan to 28th March 2014                                    Friday 30 August 2013

31 March to 27 June 2014                                      Friday 29 November 2013

30 June to 26 September 2014                              Friday 28 February 2014

29 September to 26 December 2014                     Friday 30 May 2014

Intake for intenships in The Hague                  Closing date for applications

1 January to 30 April (or up to June)                     15 November

1 May to 30 August (or up to October)                  15 March

1 September to 30 December (or up to  Feb )      15 July

We try to keep interns in blocks of three months because of office space issues, so we ask that you try and suggest dates within these blocks of dates when applying. We may be flexible on start dates if these do not correspond to your semester. Please e-mailinternprogramme@int-bar.org for specific requests.

How to apply :

For London Office

Send the following by e-mail (by post if you do not have access to the internet) explaining your interest in the IBA Legal Internship Programme:

  1. Covering letter – this should set out the following:
    – Why you wish to be considered for an intern position
    – The dates you would be able to take up your position
    – Highlight the areas of law that you are interested in
    – Specific research experience
  2. Full Curriculum Vitae (CV / resume)
  3. Application form (click here to download – you MUST save this form to your computer before filling it in)
    Please mark which area of law you are most interested in working in i.e. Human Rights Law or Commercial Law.
  4. Letter of reference – a letter from an academic tutor or employer that will mention your academic background, personality and suitability for the internship programme. Please have your referee send the letter directly to the Intern Programme Manager either by mail or email (internprogramme@int-bar.org). If you are applying for funding then your academic referee should state their opinion on the eligibility of the individual to receive a grant as part of their overall reference.
  5. Writing sample – The writing sample could be a legal course-work essay that you have written for your college degree programme or a report that you have written on a legal topic that is of interest to you or related to the field that you wish to work in. Please provide this writing sample in English only. It should not be more than 4-5 pages in length.

Send applications for the London Office internship via email to internprogramme@int-bar.org or by post to:

Kim Folliott, Acting Intern Programme Manager
International Bar Association
4th Floor
10 St Bride Street
London
EC4A 4AD
United Kingdom

Once your complete application (the five documents requested above) has been received, the IBA Office will process your application.

For Hague Office

Send applications via e-mail (or by post if you do not have access to the internet) explaining your interest in an internship with the IBA ICC Programme. The email must include the following documents:

  1. Covering letter – this should set out the following:
    • Why you wish to be considered for an Intern position
    • The dates when you would be able to take up your position
    • Specific research and other experience commensurate with the position
  2. Full Curriculum Vitae (CV / resume)  
  3. Application form (click here to download)
    You MUST save this form to your computer before filling it in)
  4. Letter of reference:
    Preferably from an academic tutor, former employer or supervisor that will mention your academic background and suitability for the internship programme. The letter should be sent by email or email directly to the IBA/ICC Programme Manager.
  5. Writing sample
    The writing sample could be a legal course-work essay that you have written for your college degree programme or a report that you have written on a legal topic that is of interest to you or related to the field that you wish to work in. Please provide this writing sample in English only.

Send applications via email to Hague.internprogramme@int-bar.org or by post to:

IBA Programme Manager (ICC)
International Bar Association
Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2
2517 KJ
The Hague, The Netherlands

Once your complete application (the five documents requested above) has been received, your application will be processed.

If you have any questions regarding the IBA internship in The Hague or the application process please emailHague.internprogramme@int-bar.org or call The Hague office: +31 (0) 70 302 2859 or Anna-Maria Balntas at the London office: +44 (0)20 7842 0090

For further information : http://www.ibanet.org/Education_and_Internships/Legal_Internship_Programme.aspx

Information Courtesy : http://www.ibanet.org/Education_and_Internships/Legal_Internship_Programme.aspx

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