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JUSTICE is currently recruiting for two internships:

Summer internship

JUSTICE invites applications for our 2017 summer internship, which is a paid position.

The successful applicant will work closely with our policy staff: conducting legal research; providing commentary on draft legislation; assisting with third party interventions; and supporting working parties of our membership exploring critical issues of law reform. The internship will provide the opportunity to develop research and drafting skills, to engage with litigation and law-making processes, and to be part of a small, friendly and committed staff.

Given the nature of our work, applications are sought from UK law graduates only. This includes people who expect to have completed a law degree or GDL or are a CILEX graduate by the time they start the internship. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in the challenges affecting the justice system – whether criminal, civil or administrative – and have an understanding of the UK’s constitutional and human rights framework. They should have excellent written and spoken communication skills.

Though we will aim to be flexible, ideally the summer internship will take place for three months between June and September. The intern will be expected to work full time during this period and will be paid the London Living Wage (£1478.75 per month).

To be considered for this internship please email a copy of your CV, and a brief covering letter to The covering letter should explain your interest in JUSTICE and interning, indicating relevant education, skills and experience, your availability for the internship and your future plans.  Your CV should include the contact details of two referees.

Please mark your email with ‘SUMMER INTERNSHIP’ in the subject line.

Closing date: Friday 5 May at 5pm.

Interviews will be held on week commencing 15 May.

JUSTICE’s internship programme is governed by the principles of equal opportunity.

The Kalisher Trust internship at JUSTICE

The Kalisher Trust exists to help people qualify as barristers and begin their professional career at the Criminal Bar. Set up in 1996, the Kalisher Trust helps talented students otherwise unable to come to the Criminal Bar due to financial constraints. We are immensely proud of the work we do, which identifies and encourages the brightest and best, regardless of background. Our role is to support talent, wherever we find it, and to ensure it is nurtured, encouraged, and used, in the best and proudest traditions of the Criminal Bar, for the public good.

The Kalisher scholarships are intended to encourage and assist those intending to practice at the Criminal Bar who demonstrate “exceptional promise but modest means”.

The Kalisher Trust internship at JUSTICE will take place over four months from October 2017 to January 2018, and will be based in our London office. Interns will be paid an award of £5,000 in total.

Internships at JUSTICE

JUSTICE has a small full-time staff and relies on the support and assistance provided by interns and volunteers. Interns at JUSTICE are offered the opportunity to develop skills and experience within an established and respected legal charity.

The Kalisher intern works with our legal team on a range of criminal justice matters. As an intern you will be an invaluable member of our team, assisting in the development of our policy lines and providing research and analysis to support arguments for or against law reform. If we are involved in a third party intervention during your internship, you will be undertaking comparative research and possibly drafting submissions. You will accompany us to meetings with law-makers and NGOs, speaking engagements and events as well as court hearings. You will attend internal meetings and are expected to engage with colleagues as if you are a member of the JUSTICE staff.

The successful candidate will:

  • have completed a law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law
  • have completed or soon be taking the BPTC
  • have an excellent academic record, and proven intellectual ability
  • have a demonstrated interest in criminal law and the criminal justice system
  • be motivated to succeed at the Criminal Bar, and have taken steps to develop skills and personal qualities necessary to succeed at the Criminal Bar
  • have demonstrated potential as an advocate
  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • be committed to the mission, vision and values of JUSTICE
  • be able to demonstrate financial need (in confidence, candidates will be asked to supply the interview panel with appropriate evidence of need)

How to apply

First read this further information and job specification.

To be considered for an internship please email a copy of your CV and a brief covering letter to The covering letter should explain how you are of “exceptional promise but modest means”, and indicate relevant education, skills and experience. Your CV should include the contact details of two referees (who will not be contacted until after the interview).

Please mark your email with ‘KALISHER INTERNSHIP’ in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is Friday 26 May at 5pm.

Short listed candidates will be invited for an interview from 5pm in the week beginning 5 June.

JUSTICE’s internship programme is governed by the principles of equal opportunity.


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As a small charity, JUSTICE does not have the capacity or resources to be able to offer volunteer or work experience positions on an adhoc basis. We occasionally take on volunteers to provide administrative support to the office and will advertise those below.

We are unable to review CVs or requests for work experience outside of any advertised roles.

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