PILPG is a first-rate legal outfit (see description below) that is looking for interns. This would be great experience for those who can afford it:
Internship with PILPG
The Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) has an internship program open to current college juniors, seniors, or graduates for the fall and/or spring semester(s). PILPG is a global pro bono law firm that provides legal assistance to states and governments with the negotiating and implementing peace agreements, drafting post-conflict constitutions, and creating and operating war crimes tribunals.
PILPG has advised over twenty states and governments on the negotiation and implementation of peace agreements and post-conflict constitutions, including Afghanistan, Armenia, Bosnia, Darfur, Georgia, Kosovo, Iraq, Liberia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Nagorno-Karabakh, Nepal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, and the Burmese pro-democracy movement. PILPG has also provided legal assistance to every international criminal tribunal.
Interns will be required to spend at least 12 weeks working in PILPG’s Washington, DC office. Interns will work closely with PILPG’s Washington, DC staff and PILPG’s field office staff throughout the program. PILPG currently has project offices in Bosnia, Kosovo, the Netherlands, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The internship program is designed to expose students and recent graduates to the field of peace negotiations and post-conflict constitutions, as well as to assist students in honing their research, writing, and networking skills. The program also has a strong emphasis on professional development and exposure to the field of public international law.
Primary Intern responsibilities include:
- Implementing PILPG’s social media campaign;
- Managing PILPG’s Consultant Database;
- Conducting research for Senior Attorneys;
- Drafting organizational updates on current conflicts and peace processes;
- Assisting with website management;
- Drafting press releases; and
- Updating financial management system.
Interns should also be able to:
- Participate in a collaborative work environment;
- Work independently;
- Contribute to staff and client meetings; and
- Attend networking and professional events downtown.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Applications for the fall semester are due September 1, 2011. Applications for the spring semester are due December 1, 2011. All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.