You can help victims of atrocity crimes pursue justice where they live by joining our team, establishing an institutional partnership, or donating. However you choose to contribute, please also sign up for updates about our work.
Join Our Team
PJI generally accepts second and third-year law student interns each semester and during the summer term. Exceptional first-year law students may be considered for the summer term. These positions are unpaid and work from home.
Applications for spring and summer internships close each year on December 15. Applications for fall internships close each year on August 15. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so potential candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
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 seeks candidates with excellent written and oral communication skills and a keen interest in PJI’s mission to apply for fellowships.
A fellowship at PJI gives an entry-level lawyer the opportunity to work for 1-2 years as a junior staff attorney. Ideal candidates are third-year law students, judicial clerks, U.S. LLM students, or recent law graduates with a demonstrated interest in international human rights law or international criminal law. Please note that PJI maintains a remote office, so fellows are expected to work from home.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter addressing your goals and interests in the position as well as potential funding sources and relevant deadlines, resume, law school transcript, and three professional references by e-mail to email@example.com. Refer to “Legal Fellow” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only applicants being considered will be contacted.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Volunteer at PJI.”
Note: 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.
Form an Institutional Partnership
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 email@example.com.
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.