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The International Practice Group at 9 Bedford Row International (9BRi) is seeking a legal intern to be based at their London Chambers. Interns will be assigned to a case and be responsible for assisting barristers and other team members. This includes, but is not limited to, performing legal research and preparing memoranda, assisting with and drafting legal documents, legal research, assisting with the management of documentary evidence, observing court proceedings and participating in analysis and discussions.

Current cases include The Prosecutor v Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, scheduled to start in November 2013 at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the nine cases currently being tried at the International Crimes Tribunals in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  The intern may also carry out research for other members of the International Practice Group specialising in, inter alia, extradition and mutual assistance, immigration, international financial crime and maritime law.  Further, the intern will be asked to draft case studies in international criminal law, public international law and international humanitarian law. Interns are also offered the opportunity to assist in posting informative articles on the International Criminal Law Bureau (ICLB),  9BRi and ARC blogs.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a university degree or be in the final stage of their undergraduate studies. Preference is given to legal professionals or law graduates who are acquainted with one or more of the following disciplines: international criminal law, public international law, international humanitarian law, human rights law, private international law, criminal law, comparative law and criminology. Experience working at an international tribunal or court, relevant NGOs or government institutions, and related coursework is highly desirable.  Proficiency in English is essential. Knowledge of other languages, particularly Arabic, French, or Russian, is an asset. There is no age restriction for applicants.

Internship details

Internships are set for a period of between two and six months.  Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred duration and start date in their application.  We encourage applicants to apply for a longer period if possible.  Please note that 9BRi cannot provide interns with remuneration.

How to Apply

Please provide a written essay (no longer than 1000 words) on a topic relevant to the work of 9 Bedford Row International.

Or

In the alternative, please provide a written essay (no longer than 1000 words) on the following two topics:

- Identify and discuss at least one challenge to be faced before the Kosovo Relocated Specialist Judicial Institution

and

- Identify and discuss at least one consequence of the withdrawal of state parties to the International Criminal Court

Applicants should apply by sending a covering letter, curriculum vitae (including two referees) and their answer to the essay question to internships9bri@9bedfordrow.co.uk. Please use “9BRi Internship” as the subject of your email. All applications will receive an email acknowledgment. Only complete applications will be considered.

All information supplied will be kept confidentially within the administration team until the application process is complete. If the application is successful, relevant information may be shared with other members of 9BRi. Details of unsuccessful applications will be kept on file for a period of 6 months and then destroyed securely.

9BRi accepts applications on a rolling basis.

All enquiries regarding 9BRi internships should be communicated to internships9bri@9bedfordrow.co.uk.

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