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Join Our Team
Sponsored Legal Fellowships for Recent Graduates
PJI regularly seeks candidates with excellent written and oral communication skills and a keen interest in PJI’s mission to apply for sponsored legal fellowships.
PJI is no longer accepting applications for the academic year 2023-2024.
Please check back soon for information about applications for 2024-2025.
Summer Internships for Law Students
PJI generally accepts second and third-year law student interns during the summer term. Exceptional first-year law students may be considered. These positions are unpaid and work from home.
Applications for summer internships close each year on December 15. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so potential candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only applicants being considered will be contacted.
How to Apply: Please email us a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) brief writing sample (an excerpt is acceptable), and (4) law school transcript. Send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state your name and the term for which you are applying in the subject line. In your cover letter, please identify:
- The term for which you are applying;
- Any relevant coursework (especially evidence, criminal procedure, trial advocacy, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international or comparative law, or immigration law), and your professor(s) for any international law courses;
- Any language abilities, especially Spanish or French;
- Any deadlines you need to meet to secure funding for your internship.
PJI is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, multicultural work environment. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. PJI especially encourages people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply.
As a small non-profit organization, PJI relies on the help of volunteers and pro bono professionals who are dedicated to advancing justice for victims and survivors of atrocity crimes. We are grateful for volunteer support from students, professionals or retirees.
On occasion, we also work with lawyers, non-legal professionals, and other volunteers on a pro bono basis on more limited and discrete projects. This includes appellate work, foreign language translation, country monitoring, research, fundraising, marketing, IT/tech, web and graphic design, and administrative assistance.
If you are interested in providing pro bono support to PJI, please email email@example.com with the subject line “Volunteer at PJI.” We will get in touch with you as appropriate opportunities arise.
PJI partners with outside law firms, investigation firms, law clinics, and others who provide significant pro bono resources to help PJI advance justice for victims of atrocities crimes in their home jurisdictions.
If your institution may be interested in providing pro bono support for PJI’s work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your support ensures that we can continue to work with national practitioners and bring justice to the survivors and victims of the most serious crimes in their own countries.