United States of America: ABA ROLI Africa Program Internship

Organization: American Bar Association
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 04 May 2016

ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in over 60 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 700 professional staff work­ing abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organi­zations, including human rights groups.

JOB SUMMARY: Africa Program Intern

The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is currently seeking an Intern for its Africa Division. The internship will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about ABA ROLI and the workings of an international non-governmental organization.

Although this is an unpaid position, interns at ABA ROLI are eligible for a wide variety of perks and learning opportunities including:

  • Transportation reimbursement up to $15.00/day

  • Field trips to D.C. legal destinations such as the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Supreme Court, and Library of Congress

  • Brown-bag lunches with ABA ROLI staff and guest speakers


The intern’s duties may include:

  • Conducting necessary research projects for program staff on rule of law issues in Africa

  • Monitoring political, economic, and security developments in the region and producing regular status briefs

  • Assisting with development of new program ideas

  • Assisting with proposal research and writing efforts

  • Contributing to the development of outreach and communication reports.


  • The internship would suit a law student with a background in international relations and interest in Africa, or a current/recent graduate student with a degree in African studies, public policy, international relations, development economics, or a related field

  • Excellent writing, research and communication skills

  • Great work ethic

  • Professional level of French language proficiency very desirable

  • Background in Business and Human Rights a plus.

How to apply:

Please include a resume and cover letter in your application that includes why you are interested in the position as well as your availability during the spring semester.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up with candidates who are selected for interviews. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may be filled prior to the close date. This is an unpaid internship position. https://www.devex.com/jobs/aba-roli-africa-program-internship-424939

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