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Kalisher Internships at JUSTICE

Interns at JUSTICE are offered the opportunity to develop skills and experience within an established and respected legal charity.

The Kalisher intern works with our legal team on a range of criminal justice matters. As an intern you will be an invaluable member of our team, assisting in the development of our policy lines and providing research and analysis to support arguments for or against law reform. If we are involved in a third party intervention during your internship, you will be undertaking comparative research and possibly drafting submissions. You will accompany us to meetings with law-makers and NGOs, speaking engagements and events as well as court hearings. You will attend internal meetings and are expected to engage with colleagues as if you are a member of the JUSTICE staff.

The successful candidate will:

have completed a law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law
have completed or soon be taking the BPTC
have an excellent academic record, and proven intellectual ability
have a demonstrated interest in criminal law and the criminal justice system
be motivated to succeed at the Criminal Bar, and have taken steps to develop skills and personal qualities necessary to succeed at the Criminal Bar
have demonstrated potential as an advocate
have excellent verbal and written communication skills
be committed to the mission, vision and values of JUSTICE
be able to demonstrate financial need (in confidence, candidates will be asked to supply the interview panel with appropriate evidence of need).

The Kalisher Trust internship at JUSTICE will take place over four months from October 2017 to January 2018, and will be based in our London office. Interns will be paid an award of £5,000 in total.

To be considered for an internship please email a copy of your CV and a brief covering letter to jobs@justice.org.uk. The covering letter should explain how you are of “exceptional promise but modest means”, and indicate relevant education, skills and experience. Your CV should include the contact details of two referees (who will not be contacted until after the interview).

Please mark your email with ‘KALISHER INTERNSHIP’ in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is Friday 26 May at 5pm.

Short listed candidates will be invited for an interview from 5pm in the week beginning 5 June.

Further details on the role and how to apply can be found on JUSTICE’s website: https://justice.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/