LAC Legal Intern
Lieu: Bogotá, Colombia
Organisation: The Center for Reproductive Rights
The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 130 diverse professionals. Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.
The Center's Latin America & the Caribbean team is looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful and highly organized intern with a commitment to reproductive rights issues to engage in litigation and advocacy activities to enforce reproductive rights norms in national, regional and international fora.
The internship is full time from October 16, 2018 through June 28, 2019 and is based in Bogota, Colombia. This internship is eligible for a small stipend if outside funding cannot be obtained.
The scope of the internship will cover, but is not limited to:
- Assist members of our legal team with researching and writing reproductive rights-related submissions to United Nations and regional human rights bodies.
- Assist of our legal team with monitoring and documenting of media coverage of the Center and updating media placements archives.
- Bluebooking and fact-checking as needed for current reports and publications.
- Support administrative duties.
- Current law student
- Strong legal research and writing skills
- Demonstrated an interest in gender/women's issues and reproductive rights
- Taken Constitutional Law and International Law classes
- Knowledge of human rights as well as a basic understanding of the Inter-American Human Rights System
- Fluency in Spanish and English, knowledge of Portuguese is a plus
A cover letter, resume, official transcripts, a short writing sample in Spanish or English, and contact information for two references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position. Please include these application materials as attachments.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.