LAC Intern 2018

Job Title:  LAC Legal Intern 2018

Department: Global Legal Program, Latin America & the Caribbean

Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity.  Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.  Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 130 diverse professionals.  Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.

The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage.  It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 55 countries.

Internship Summary: The Center's Latin America & the Caribbean team is looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful and highly organized intern with a commitment to reproductive rights issues to engage in litigation and advocacy activities to enforce reproductive rights norms in national, regional and international fora.

The internship is from November 19, 2018 to June 28, 2019 and is based in Bogota, Colombia. This internship is eligible for a small stipend if outside funding cannot be obtained.

Responsibilities:

The scope of the internship will cover, but is not limited to:

  • Assist members of our legal team with researching and writing reproductive rights-related submissions to United Nations and regional human rights bodies.        
  • Assist of our legal team with monitoring and documenting of media coverage of the Center and updating media placements archives.
  • Bluebooking and fact-checking as needed for current reports and publications.
  • Support administrative duties.

Qualifications: 

  • Current law student
  • Strong legal research and writing skills
  • Demonstrated an interest in gender/women's issues and reproductive rights
  • Taken Constitutional Law and International Law classes
  • Knowledge of human rights as well as a basic understanding of the Inter-American Human Rights System
  • Fluency in Spanish and English, knowledge of Portuguese is a plus

How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply.  A cover letter, resume, official transcripts, a short writing sample in Spanish or English, and contact information for two references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position.  Please include these application materials as attachments. 

https://grnh.se/ab0ce9c92

Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.  We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply. www.reproductiverights.org

Please note that all genuine Center openings must be applied through the Center website.  The Center does not charge a fee at any stage in the recruitment process (application, interviews, or selection). Nor does it request any medical examinations or bank account information as part of this process.  If someone contacts, you on behalf of the Center requesting payment for your application, please notify careers@reprorights.org before taking any further action.

Department: 
Global Legal Program
Location: 
Bogota, Colombia