JUSTICE invites applications for a three-month internship position commencing in January 2024. This is a paid position, funded by the Portal Trust.
This internship is funded by the Portal Trust who have stipulated the criteria that candidates need to meet in line with their charitable aim which is to enable young people in London, particularly those from disadvantaged or low income backgrounds, to access educational opportunities. This is just one of many internships JUSTICE hosts throughout the year and we hope to advertise further positions soon which will be posted on this page once recruitment starts.
The successful applicant will work closely with our legal staff, conducting legal research; providing commentary on draft legislation; assisting with third-party interventions (where relevant); 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, engage with litigation and law-making processes, and be part of a small, friendly, and committed staff.
Please note that the Portal Trust places certain requirements on this internship, meaning candidates must satisfy the following criteria:
– below the age of 25;
– come from low income or disadvantaged backgrounds; and
– permanently reside in one of the following inner London boroughs (Camden, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, Westminster and the City of London). This includes students who are currently studying outside of one of these boroughs but otherwise would ordinarily be resident there.
For this internship, we particularly welcome applications from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, candidates from less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds and/or candidates with disabilities who expect to face additional barriers in securing a career in law.
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 CILEX graduates by the time they start the internship. It also includes those who have passed their SQE1. 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 oral communication skills.
We are recruiting one intern to start in January 2024 – the exact start dates will be discussed with the successful candidate. Please indicate your preference on the application form. The internship is a full-time role for three months. However, we are happy to discuss the possibility of working on a part-time basis over an extended period if required, with a minimum of three days per week commitment. The JUSTICE team are currently working in a hybrid manner. Staff members have access to office space in London, however, attendance is optional. The Legal Intern will have regular video calls with their line manager, the policy team and wider JUSTICE staff. The salary for this role is £23,933 per annum, pro rata.
To be considered for this internship please complete the application form and email it to email@example.com.
Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive and our limited resources as a small charity, we are unable to provide individual feedback to applicants who are not interviewed. For tips on applying for the internship please see this Q&A.
Please mark your email with ‘LEGAL INTERNSHIP’ in the subject line.
Closing date: Sunday 10 December 2023, 11pm.
Interviews will be held by Zoom on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 December 2023.
Please note we will contact all candidates by Monday 18 December 2023 regarding the outcome of their application.
JUSTICE’s internship programme is governed by the principles of equal opportunity.
Internships at JUSTICE
We run regular paid internships here at JUSTICE for law graduates looking to develop their skills and gain experience.