WEI International Legal Intern, Summer 2020

added January 2020

Women Enabled International (WEI) is is now accepting applications for legal interns to support
our international legal work in Summer 2020. WEI’s summer internship program will provide
interns an opportunity to work on a variety of legal advocacy projects to advance the rights of
women and girls with disabilities worldwide.


Projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting research on international, regional, and national human rights law and policy;
  • Drafting submissions to UN human rights mechanisms; and
  • Supporting the development of key advocacy documents and publications.



  • Eligible candidates must have completed at least one year of law school by June 2020.
  • Experience working on, and commitment to, women’s rights and/or disability rights is preferred, as is demonstrated knowledge of international and/or human rights law.
  • Candidates should be capable of complex legal research and analysis and should possess high quality writing, editing, and organizational skills.
  • Fluency in English is required.


Internship Overview:

The summer internship program will run from June through August 2020. Interns will be based in New York City. Interns are encouraged to seek outside funding sources for their internship, as this is an unpaid internship.


To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, a short writing sample (no more than 5 pages), and contact
information for three references to a.mcrae@womenenabled.org.

Please reference ‘Legal Internship—Summer 2020’ in the subject line of your email.

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.

This is an unpaid position.


About Women Enabled International:

Our Mission:  Women Enabled International advances human rights at the intersection of gender and disability to: respond to the lived experiences of women and girls with disabilities; promote inclusion and participation; and achieve transformative equality.
Our Vision: Women Enabled International envisions a world where women and girls with disabilities claim human rights, act in solidarity and lead self-determined lives.

WEI is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. WEI encourages candidates of all races, genders and gender identities, ages, abilities, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply. WEI is committed to working with individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of this position due to a disability or medical condition. 



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