The Open Society Justice Initiative is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Initiative Fellowship Program. This program will give practical work experience that is designed to expand the ability of lawyers and advocates working on international human rights issues. Up to three candidates will be chosen and the role will include conducting research on justice-related issues, monitoring trials, liaising with other NGOs and justice advocates, attending meetings of the UN or other human rights bodies, and help organize and attend meetings and conferences. The ideal applicant will have most importantly a strong commitment to human rights, a university degree in law or graduate degrees in related fields, and have a high proficiency of English, but knowledge of French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic or any other language will be an asset. The application will close 24 April.
A new position has opened up with The Justice Center in Hong Kong as their new fellow. The position will last for the duration of the summer for current JD students, but 12 months for recent graduates. The duties for this role include conducting interviews with claimants and conducting legal and factual research for reports, assist in monitoring and evaluating the system, help maintain relationships in the community and internally, and assist with campaigns and functions. The necessary requirements are to be a current JD student or recent graduate, have a demonstrated ability to work independently, have excellent organizational skills and presentation skills, and fluency in English. However, experience in practicing refugee law protection, familiarity working with vulnerable people and fluency in spoken and written Cantonese will be very beneficial. This position is unpaid but the Justice Center will sponsor fellows for their training visa.
Multiple new opportunity as the fellow for the Humanity in Action organization has opened up. These fellowships will be in either Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw and depending on where you’re applying from the program dates vary some time in May and July. To be eligible for this fellowship you must be a recent graduate from universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine or the United States. In this role the fellows will include lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, activists and more, as well as include visits to organizations, museums and memorials all while highlighting the different models of action to remedy injustice.