Amnesty International Ireland: Legal Research Intern

Amnesty International Ireland is seeking an

Legal Research Intern to support the work of the #NotACriminal Campaign

Are you interested in working in the human rights field?  Do you have experience with and commitment to human rights? Are you motivated, enthusiastic and flexible?  If so, Amnesty International may be looking for you!

Amnesty International Ireland is recruiting an intern to work on the #NotACriminal campaign. The internship will comprise a number of projects and tasks, decided in conjunction with the Campaigns Officer on the basis of the needs of the Campaign, and the competencies and interests of the intern.  

Internship Details

Hours of work: 20 hours a week spread over 4 days

Duration: 3 months (extendable to 6 months on mutual agreement) commencing February 13th 2017.

Reports to: Campaign Officer

Remuneration: Local public transport reimbursement and daily lunch allowance

The closing date for applications is Friday 27 January 2017. Interviews will be scheduled for the start of February.

Key tasks

The role of the Legal Research Intern will be to assist the Campaigns Officer in a range of tasks related to the #NotACriminal campaign.

These may include:

  • Assisting the Research and Legal Manager, the Campaign Officer and Assistant with desk research on relevant law and policy.
  • Data entry and maintenance of relevant databases.
  • Monitoring www.amnesty.ie to ensure campaign content is up to date and adding/drafting material for the site as directed by the Campaigns Officer.
  • Candidate must be flexible and willing to help with other duties as they arise.

Skills Required

  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently.
  • Good research and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Irish and international human rights law.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office package.
  • Ability to work precisely and contribute creatively to campaigns.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Keen interest in and/or experience working or volunteering for human rights or social justice organisations.
  • Fluent English speaker.
  • Familiarity with Photoshop would be desirable.
  • A qualification in human rights or a related field would be desirable.

Interested? Send a copy of the Amnesty International intern application form, together with a cover letter, explaining why you are interested in and why you are suitable for this position, together with your CV to Agata Senkara, Human Resources Manager, at positions@amnesty.ie.

Application forms available on our website www.amnesty.ie under “Career Opportunities & Internships.”

Region: 

Dublin 2

Expiry date: 

27/01/17

Date Entered/Updated: 

11/01/17