Apprentice Lawyer

Intern at the International Bar Associations London Office

Bar & Bench

The International Bar Association (IBA) office at London has called for internships for undergraduate law students, postgraduate law students and newly qualified lawyers.

The IBA was founded in 1947. It is the world’s largest organization of Law Societies, Bar Associations, Law Firms and Individual lawyers. The Association is involved in cutting-edge issues affecting the international legal community. Selected interns will be assisting the IBA in developing academic papers and research on key legal topics of both local and international relevance.

You will have an opportunity to become involved in works like supporting the IBA’s Human Rights Institute as it promotes human rights throughout the world, supporting the IBA’s Legal Projects Team (Business and Economic Law) and supporting the IBA’s International Criminal Court (ICC) Programme.

You will be required to draft policy papers on substantive legal issues as well as to assist in preparing background research for grant proposals. You will also be required to assist in implementing technical assistance programmes in developing countries.

Duration of Internship:

The internship positions are available at the Association throughout the year, but are generally divided into 3 month blocks:

1. January – March

2. April – June

3. July – September

4. October – December

A minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of 6 months of work is expected from interns. Interns are expected to put in 40 hours of work per week. You will be working from the IBA office in London and when necessary, from the local libraries. Hours of work are usually from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm from Monday to Friday.

The interns are expected to fend for themselves, their accommodation while at London.

Kind of Work Assigned:

It is difficult to predict the kind of work assigned, as it depends on the ongoing project. Nevertheless, you may be given work regarding Grant Proposals, Speeches and Academic papers, Commercial Business Law Projects & other Law disciplines or you may be attending IBA Conferences.

How to Apply:

You are required to send by e-mail (or post in case you do not have access to the internet), a covering Letter, your updated CV, your application Form, a letter of Reference and a writing sample on your chosen field of law.

Application Address:

The above-mentioned details have to be sent through e-mail to internprogramme@int-bar.org.

If you plan to send the details by post, send it at the following address:

Intern Programme Manager

International Bar Association

10th Floor

1 Stephen Street

London

W1T 1AT

United Kingdom

Deadlines for Application:

All the internship applications should reach the London office by the following dates:

For more details on the internship, please visit IBA’s website.

For further information on the internship, you can also contact the Intern Programme Manager at internprogramme@int-bar.org.

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