Women Enabled International, International Legal Intern

posted Sept. 27, 2017

Women Enabled International (WEI) is now accepting applications for legal interns to support our international legal work in Summer 2018. 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.


Internship Overview:

The summer internship program will run from June through August 2017. Interns may be based in either Washington, D.C. or New York City. Interns are encouraged to seek outside funding sources for their internship, as this is an unpaid internship.


Projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage organization's social media channels – including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn– from Hootsuite dashboard
  • Strive to increase organization's klout score
  • Monitor & reporting online news updates concerning the organization's key interests
  • Manage some administrative tasks as needed (e.g., updating databases, files, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • Eligible candidates must have completed at least one year of law school by June 2017.

  • 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.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, a short writing sample (no more than 5 pages), and contact information for three references to legaladvisor@womenenabled.org. Please reference “International Legal Internship” in the subject line of your email. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

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Women Enabled International (WEI) works at the intersection of women's rights and disability rights to advance the rights of women and girls with disabilities around the world. Through advocacy and education, WEI increases international attention to—and strengthens international human rights standards on—issues such as violence against women, sexual and reproductive health and rights, access to justice, education, legal capacity, and humanitarian emergencies. Working in collaboration with women with disabilities rights organizations and women's rights organizations worldwide, WEI fosters cooperation across movements to improve understanding and develop cross-cutting advocacy strategies to realize the rights of all women and girls.

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