Wednesday, November 23, 2011

LGBT Rights Lawyer at Interights in London

Interights is seeking applications from lawyers working on lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights. This internship focuses on LGBTI in Africa with the aim of developing INTERIGHTS strategic work in the region.
The six month internship will begin in early April – September 2012.
This full-time placement will provide an opportunity for a lawyer with knowledge of LGBTI issues and relevant law to develop their legal skills whilst assisting our programme with:
  • Legal research on international and comparative human rights law and practice with respect to the protection of LGBTI rights
  • Preparation of materials for legal trainings and meetings on the application and development of equality standards in this context
  • Supporting the further development of Interights’ LGBTI work
  • Providing support to the Africa LGBTI Rights Lawyers’ Network
Where possible, the intern may attend meetings with human rights practitioners, human rights lectures in London or at other universities, or visit other international or national human rights organisations based in London.
Interights will arrange and pay for travel, travel insurance and visa costs. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of £1,300. Accommodation is not provided but Interights can advise on finding a suitable place to stay.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 3 January 2012.
Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone.
Due to the high number of applications for our vacancies we are unable to contact applicants that have not been short listed.
Interights is committed to equal opportunities.
Before applying, applicants are encouraged to read the attached person specification. To apply please send a covering letter, a curriculum vitae indicating two referees, a completed equality and diversity monitoring form and a recent unedited writing sample of no more than two thousand words. Applications should be sent to:
The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 3 January 2012.

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