Internships

We have an established internship programme, taking place in the summer and winter each year where we appoint 2 to 3 interns. JUSTICE interns 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. JUSTICE interns gain the opportunity to develop skills and experience of working on important areas of legal policy at a national level as well as the chance to be part of a small, friendly and committed staff.

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Our summer internship programme runs between June and October and our winter programme between January and February. The internship is full-time and applicants should be able to commit to working in our central London office 5 days per week, from 9.30 am – 5.30 pm. We are proud to pay our interns the London Living Wage.

Eligibility
Interns undertake legal research in one of JUSTICE’s main areas of policy work: human rights, criminal justice or administrative law. For this reason we seek applications from law graduates only. This includes people who expect to have completed a law degree or the GDL by the time they start their internship. In exceptional cases, we will consider applications from non-law graduates who can demonstrate in their application that they have relevant knowledge and experience equivalent to a degree.

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Current vacancies
JUSTICE invites applications for our 2018 summer internship, which is a paid position.

The successful applicant will work closely with our legal 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 jobs@justice.org.uk. 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 note we will only accept applications from JUSTICE members. If you are not already a member, you can join here. Please include your membership number in your covering email, if you are not sure of your membership number please email membership@justice.org.uk to obtain it. Please get in touch with us if you are not in a position to join JUSTICE for any reason.

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

Closing date: Friday 6th April at 5pm.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 23rd April.

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