Legal Research Internship at DPI in London, UK



Deadline: 1 December 2015
Open to: Legal researchers or Lawyers qualified in any jurisdiction
Location: London, UK

The Democratic Progress Institute (DPI) is seeking to appoint several legal volunteers with an interest in our work relating to conflict resolution. We are offering a number of internships to outstanding candidates.
Admission to our internship program is on a rolling-basis, lasting at least three months, and is unpaid. The successful candidates will be current or recent postgraduates or at post-doctoral level.
Volunteers recruited to DPI’s International Law Department will assist with all areas of its work, in particular, current projects relating to the implementation of ECtHR judgments in Turkey and legal analysis on matters related to international humanitarian law. Other work could include legal research, monitoring and analysis of human rights issues, documentation/organisation of legal materials, analysis of ECtHR judgments, preparing and drafting communications to United Nations bodies, contributing to casework, preparing papers for submission to the Human Dimension of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, editing reports, and providing general support to the legal team. In return, we will provide experience of and insight into the world of international human rights litigation and exposure to legal research at the forefront of conflict-resolution and peace-building.


  • Voluntary position, based at our office in Clerkenwell, London
  • Full-time or part-time (3-4 days per week for a minimum of three months)
  • Closing date and interviews: recruitment on rolling basis
  • Suitable for: Legal researchers or Lawyers qualified in any jurisdiction (there is no minimum PQE requirement) with expertise in international human rights and humanitarian law
  • Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in Turkish and/or French would be highly desirable


Those interested should send a CV and Cover Letter stating your interests and experience. Submission of a 2 to 3 page writing sample on any area of interest to the applicant is highly recommended. The candidates will be selected on the basis of their experience and suitability for the role. Please also state your availability and how many days you are available per week (minimum requirement of 4 days) to:

Aarif Abraham
Legal Officer / Programme Officer Democratic Progress Institute
11 Guilford Street London WC1N 1DH

For Further Information visit the official web-page of the Internship




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