Public International Law and Policy Group
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Nov 17

Position description

The Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates as a global, pro bono law firm providing free assistance to developing states and governments involved in violent conflicts.  To facilitate the utilization of this legal assistance, PILPG also provides policy formulation advice and training on matters related to conflict resolution.  To date, PILPG has advised over 20 states and governments on the legal aspects of peace negotiations and post-conflict constitution drafting, and over two dozen states and war crimes tribunals in Europe, Asia, and Africa concerning the protection of human rights, self-determination, and transitional justice.
Interns will be asked to spend 10 to 12 weeks working full or part-time in PILPG’s Washington, DC office.  Interns will work closely with PILPG’s Washington, DC and field office staff throughout the program.  PILPG currently has projects in Burma, Iraq, Kenya, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Turkey, Yemen, and the Netherlands.  The internship program is designed to expose students and to the field of peace negotiations and post-conflict constitutions, as well as to assist students in honing their research, writing, networking, and administrative skills.  The program also has a strong emphasis on professional development and exposure to the field of public international law.
Primary Intern responsibilities include:

  • Supporting and assisting the operations team, including coordinating logistics, conducting finance related tasks, and assisting PILPG’s president with special projects;
  • Conducting research for senior attorneys;
  • Assisting with database management;
  • Assisting with website management;
  • Drafting press releases;
  • Managing PILPG's strategic communications platforms;
  • Translating legal documents from Arabic to English, if able; and
  • Administrative tasks as assigned.

Interns should also be able to:

  • Participate in a collaborative work environment;
  • Work independently;
  • Contribute to staff and client meetings; and
  • Attend networking and professional events downtown.

Application instructions

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