Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Legal Internship in Cambodia

SISHA (South East Asia Investigations into Social and Humanitarian Activities) is a registered Australian not-for-profit organization that strives to ensure justice and the protection of human rights for victims of human trafficking, bonded labor, physical and sexual assault and other forms of exploitation and oppression in South East Asia.

SISHA's Investigation Team of investigators and police officers operate covertly in both reactive and proactive operations to detect and investigate violations of law related to the trafficking and exploitation of children, women and men. Working in close collaboration with local police, SISHA secures the rescue of victims from situations of oppression and immediately places them in safe custody. The victims are provided with round-the-clock support and services from trained SISHA staff including counseling, food, secure shelter, and SISHA Aftercare Packs containing basic necessities such as clothing, shoes, toiletries, towels and toys for children.

The SISHA International Internship Program gives international university students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain field experience in a developing country working to help protect and prevent vulnerable people from human trafficking and other forms of exploitation. The Program is a two-way training process, as Interns learn from working side by side with a team of experienced international and local staff, whilst at the same time transferring their own skills and knowledge to their local counterparts.

Internship Description: Legal Interns are provided with exposure to practical NGO legal work. The Program helps law students and recent graduates develop skills in an international context, for example the intern will be exposed to international legal research , transactional law, the Cambodian court system, and day to day legal needs of an anti-trafficking NGO.
Start Date: 6 February 2012 End Date: 25 May 2012

  • Must be a current law student or recent graduate
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and goal/deadline oriented
  • Ability to work independently/as a self-starter, as well as a team member
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English
  • Willingness to learn the basics of local language and etiquette
  • Must have an interest in anti-trafficking and SISHA's mission

    Costs and Remuneration All Interns will be required to fund themselves during their stay in country of the Program, including air travel to their destination, entry visas, accommodation, medical insurance and personal expenses.
    SISHA will pay for all pre-approved costs associated with any work or travel related to SISHA operations as per standard operating procedures.
How to apply: 
Please send the following materials to SISHA via email to the Country Director at (erin@sisha.org) for consideration by SISHA management:
  • An expression of interest outlining the applicants desire to join SISHA's International Internship Program
  • A detailed CV outlining qualifications and experience

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