JUSTICE is recruiting interns

Applications are now open for two sought after internship positions at JUSTICE.

The summer intern 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.

Applicants must be UK law graduates. 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.

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).

The deadline for applications is Friday 5 May. Find out how to apply here at the JUSTICE vacancies page.

The Kalisher Trust intern will work 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 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. 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.

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)

The deadline for applications is Friday 26 May. Find out how to apply here at the JUSTICE vacancies page.

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