The role of an intern:
Interns will assist the IBA in developing academic papers and research on key legal topics of both local and international relevance. They will be able to draft policy papers on substantive legal issues as well as assist in preparing background research for grant proposals. Interns will have the opportunity to assist in implementing technical assistance programs in developing countries and will have a chance to become involved in the work of the following entities/departments/bodies of the Association.
Send the following explaining your interest in the IBA Internship Programme:
- Covering letter – this should set out the following:
- Why do you wish to be considered for an intern position
- The dates you would be able to take up your position
- Specific research experience and areas of law that you are interested in
- Full Curriculum Vitae (CV/resume)
- Application form (you must save this form to your computer before filling it in):
Download application form (London internships)
Download application form (Washington, DC)
- Writing sample
The writing sample could be a legal essay that you have written for your college degree program or a report that you have written on a legal topic of interest. Sample must be in English only and not more than 4-5 pages in length. Because of the nature of the internship placements, much of the work will involve writing reports, letters, or assisting in the preparation of academic articles. The writing sample is useful for us to see how you structure a piece of written work and how you form and support an argument.
- Letter of reference
a letter from an academic tutor or employer mentioning your academic background, personality, and suitability for the internship program. This should be sent directly by your referee. If you are applying for funding, your academic referee should state their opinion on your eligibility to receive a grant as part of their overall reference.
Applications, reference letters and questions regarding London internships should be sent via e-mail to [email protected]
Intern Programme Manager
Phone: +44 (0)20 7842 0090
Applications, reference letters, and questions regarding internships in Washington, DC should be sent via e-mail to [email protected]
Phone: +1 202 827 32750
Applications, reference letters, and questions regarding internships in The Hague office should be sent via e-mail to [email protected] to:
Director, Hague Office