Friday, June 29, 2012

NYC Bar Association Program Featuring Harold Koh

Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 6 - 7:30 pm
New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street
There is no charge for this program; however, registration is necessary.

Please join us as Harold Hongju Koh, the Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State, addresses the members of the Association on "International Lawyering for the U.S. Government in an Age of Smart Power." There will be a light reception following the program.

Members of the Association and their guests are invited to attend.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Government Relations Associate at Tough Mudder

We are currently operating 35 events across the U.S., Australia, Canada and the U.K., with significant growth continuing into 2013 and beyond.  We are hiring for a Government Relations Associate to join our Site Search team to help us expand into new event locations.  The Government Relations Associate will report directly to the Deputy Director of Operations, and will manage government and community relations for our events.

To date, Tough Mudder is the leader in the mud run obstacle course industry, with courses designed to challenge overall physical and mental toughness.  We have achieved significant growth in our core U.S. market – with expected sales of approximately $70M in 2012 – and have been profitable since our inception in 2010.  We are currently about 65 people strong at our headquarters (TMHQ) here in Brooklyn, NY.  Further, we have been featured in both the U.S. and international media, including: Nightline, Bloomberg, MSNBC and CNBC in the U.S.; BBC, The Telegraph and Men’s Fitness in the U.K.; and on Japan and Australian television.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with government agencies and community representatives, including local city and county officials
  • Manage all permitting applications for events, including mass gathering/event permits, liquor licenses, health department and zoning board approvals
  • Review State and local regulations to ensure Tough Mudder’s compliance with all event requirements
  • Coordinate communications with local community and government representatives across Tough Mudder departments, as well as with Tough Mudder’s independent contractors and vendors
  • Represent Tough Mudder at planning meetings with local community members and officials before an event
  • Successful applicants should expect to travel approximately 20% of the time
  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Minimum of 2+ years of work experience, or a J.D. preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong sense of professionalism and ability to communicate effectively with different constituents
  • Great people skills and proven ability to manage conflict
  • Ability to work independently, with sound judgment and with strong initiative
  • A clear focus on delivering results and achieving objectives within a small team environment
  • A strong sense of personal fun and adventure and an ability to not take one’s self too seriously
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours a must
  • Valid driver’s license is required
  • International travel may be required for this position. Please be aware that if you have been convicted of a felony or a DUI (DWI) in the last 10 years, you may be denied entry to certain countries in which Tough Mudder holds its events because of immigration laws in those countries.  All offers of employment for this position are contingent upon passing a background check
To learn more, please visit:

Human Rights Associate at United4Iran

U4I seeks a Human Rights Associate to work in its Washington, D.C. office. The Associate will work closely with and report to the Director of Programs and Advocacy, and coordinate activities closely with U4I’s Berkeley, CA office. The Associate will be responsible for assisting the director with research, writing, and coalition-building and advocating with governmental and intergovernmental agencies on specific policy initiatives to pressure the Iranian government to protect human rights in Iran.

This position requires a detail-oriented and versatile individual capable of balancing competing responsibilities and accomplishing unique tasks on time. Knowledge of the situation in Iran is highly desirable. The position requires a minimum one-year commitment. There will be an evaluation after the first three months.

  • Research and write memos, advocacy materials and reports
  • Assist with publication and distribution of reports and other online materials
  • Monitor, maintain fluency, and report on relevant political developments; congressional hearings and legislation; international negotiations and assemblies; and journalistic coverage of Iran’s human rights situation
  • Work with U4I researcher to identify emerging opportunities for advocacy
  • Analyze policies and practices of the United States and other governments as well as intergovernmental organizations affecting human rights in Iran, and develop specific policy recommendations to strengthen protections of these rights
  • Analyze political and other factors to determine feasible blueprints and/or roadmaps for changing laws, policies, and practices to achieve U4I’s advocacy objectives
  • Maintain contacts and awareness of the activities of partner organizations, including U.S.-based and international NGOs;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the Director of Programs and Advocacy, including coordinating travel, scheduling meetings, preparing materials, tracking all internal office administrative functions, and communicating with U4I staff in other locations
  • Assist in the coordination of public events, conferences, and delegations
  • Attend and report on coalition work, events at the UN Human Rights Council, and other relevant meetings as necessary
  • Assist in conceiving, designing, and implementing additional events to targeted audiences as required
  • Advanced degree in relevant field of study (international relations, political science, international law, etc)
  • Five years of relevant experience
  • Strong interest in and understanding of human rights and international organizations required; specialized knowledge in areas pertaining to the work of U4I desired
  • Understanding of international human rights law and enforcement mechanisms.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to foster relationships with colleagues in nongovernmental organizations and U.S. federal/international organizations
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills and a demonstrated ability to present technical material for a variety of audiences and effectively edit the work of others
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Excellent project management skills, capacity to take initiative, and finish assignments under pressure and to work collegially with others
  • Ability to work comfortably in a variety of settings
  • Experience in advocacy
  • Proficiency in Farsi
  • Experience promoting and protecting human rights in diverse international environments
  • Experience with the UN system
  • Experience working with the press to achieve advocacy goals
Please send resume, letter of interest, and up to three unedited writing samples to: You must be the principal author for writing samples and must include: 1) No more than a two-page excerpt of a technical research paper; 2) No more than a two-page formal letter; and 3) A sample of one of the following: presentation, toolkit, training packet, press release, campaign material, or other material you would like to share. No phone calls, please. You will receive a confirmation of receipt within 5 business days. Applications accepted until 7/20/12

United4Iran values diversity and provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities.
U4I does not currently provide benefits. We think it is critical to do so and hope to be able to do so in the future.

Legal Intern at the World Resources Institute

The World Resources Institute ( is seeking a legal intern to provide research support to our work on property rights. WRI’s work seeks to ensure poor rural people have secure property rights over their land and natural resources. More specifically, the work focuses on helping governments:
  • Better recognizing local land and natural resource property rights (including customary tenure arrangements) in land-use
  • Establish high standards for restricting and extinguishing land and natural resource property rights.
Position Summary:
This will be an unpaid summer+ internship, with flexible start and end dates.
The legal intern will assist several research activities on various land and natural resource property rights matters (with a likely focus on Africa). These include:
  • Research on large-scale land acquisitions for agricultural investments (biofuels and food)
  • Research on government authority to restrict or extinguish private property rights
  • Prepare 1 or 2 interactive lessons on property rights for WRI’s Focus on Land in Africa project (
The intern may be required to provide other project support where needed.

  • A law student or recent graduate with a background in environmental issues, international development, economics, or a related field
  • Familiarity with land and natural resource property rights issues
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Strong communications skills with demonstrated mastery of oral and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team 
Qualified applicants should apply online at All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.

Opportunities with the U.S. Commercial Service

Interested in a Career in International Affairs, Foreign Relations, Trade Promotion and Commercial Diplomacy?
The U.S. Commercial Service is looking for dedicated professionals to add to its complement of nearly 250 Foreign Service Officers serving in Embassies and Consulates around the globe.

The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is pleased to announce that it will take applications for Foreign Service Officers starting August 2012 and will hold the Foreign Service Officer Assessment in Winter 2012/2013.  The competitive assessment process selects the next generation of commercial diplomats to serve in the US Embassies and Consulates abroad.  We are looking to recruit a diverse and well-qualified pool of candidates able to represent the U.S. Government and our country’s international trade and investment interests.

The U.S. Commercial Service (CS) is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.  Our primary mission is broadening and deepening the U.S. exporter base, removing obstacles to the export success of U.S. small- and medium-sized companies, advancing U.S. business interests abroad, and supporting job creation in the United States.  The CS supports U.S. companies through a worldwide network of trade professionals located in more than 100 U.S. cities and American embassies and consulates in more than 70 countries. As a Foreign Service Officer with the Commercial Service our nation’s best represent our country overseas and support American businesses with inherently governmental and trade promotion activities.  The CS is an important element of President Obama’s National Export Initiative which aims to double U.S. exports by the end of 2014.                          

The Assessment is the competitive process used to select the next generation of commercial diplomats to serve in U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad.  Exceptional applicants that pass the initial screening/application process will be invited to take part in a day-long examination in winter 2012/2013 to determine their suitability to join America’s primary export/inward investment promotion agency.  Only a small percentage of those that apply are chosen.

To be considered, candidates must:
  • Possess a BA or BS degree and have three years of specialized trade promotion experience or a MA or MS Degree or other graduate degree and two years of specialized trade promotion experience.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be between the ages of 21 and 59.
  • Be available for a worldwide assignment and be willing to relocate approximately every 3-4 years. 
  • Be able to obtain Medical and Top Secret Security clearances and pass a drug test.

To read a detailed description of the position and application process, express your interest and sign up to receive alerts, please visit or e-mail

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

CASIN Call for Submissions for "Eyes on the ICC"

Call for Submissions for Eyes on the ICC!

Eyes on the ICC is the first peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal dedicated exclusively to the work of the International Criminal Court and international criminal law.

The journal, published annually by the Council for American Students in International Negotiations, invites quality submissions for its eighth volume from practitioners, scholars, jurists, and professionals in fields related to international criminal law and policy. Occasionally, exceptional student work will be accepted. Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis until August 15, 2012.

Manuscripts must be computer-generated and submitted electronically via e-mail to, or via Berkeley Electronic Press’s ExpressO submission service, at

Each submission should contain an abstract, the author’s CV, appropriate contact information, and a cover letter. Articles and Notes may range in length from 25 to 80 pages, double-spaced. Book reviews range from 1,000 to 2,500 words. Submissions should adhere closely to the Chicago Manual of Style and cite sources in legal format according to the Harvard Blue Book.

Authors are encouraged to seek comments on their manuscripts from colleagues within their discipline. The journal invites commentary on the quality of its submissions, whether by private correspondence or published letter.

Correspondence not directly related to the submission process should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Ms. Juliet Sorensen.

Call for Submissions for IJHRL!

Submission Guidelines
The IJHRL is an annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Council for American Students in International Negotiations. The journal invites quality submissions from scholars, jurists, and professionals in fields related to human rights. Occasionally, exceptional student work will be accepted. IJHRL also welcomes review essays, book reviews, and comments/notes from the field. The deadline for submissions for consideration for the 2012-2013 issue is August 1, 2012

Manuscripts must be computer generated in MS Word and submitted electronically in .doc format via e-mail or Berkeley Electronic Press’s ExpressO submission service. Each submission should contain an abstract of no more than 150 words, a CV, appropriate contact information and a cover letter to the editor assuring that the manuscript has not been submitted or published elsewhere and that the author will not submit the manuscript to any other publication while under consideration with the IJHRL. Manuscripts should range from 3,000 to 10,000 words (approximately 15-25 pages) and be typed, double-spaced. Notes from the field run at approximately 4,000-5,000 words.  Book reviews may run from 1,000 to 2,500 words. Please cite sources in standard American legal format according to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.  Submissions that do not adhere to the aforementioned guidelines may not be considered for publication.
Submissions are subject to external, double-blind peer review. Additionally, authors are encouraged to seek comments on their manuscripts from colleagues within their discipline. Notification of acceptance, rejection or need for revision will be given within approximately 6-8 weeks of receipt of manuscript.

Submissions and other editorial correspondence should be addressed to

Subscribe to a CASIN Journal

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, sales of CASIN journals go toward supporting our program areas. The journals themselves give American students unique opportunities to work hand-in-hand with top international scholars and explore issues in international law and policy in depth. Print and online access is available to current and back issues for individuals and institutions. To subscribe, please visit the web pages of Eyes on the ICC or IJHRL.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Staff Attorney at the Center for International Environmental Law

The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) is seeking a Staff Attorney for its Climate Change Program. For than twenty years, CIEL has use the power of law to protect the environment, promote human health and human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society.

The Staff Attorney position will focus on REDD+, expanding on our existing work to ensure that safeguards to protect rights and biodiversity are implemented effectively. In particular, the attorney will work to assist forest-dependent communities in defending their rights, which builds on the program's long standing commitment to making international law and legal tools accessible to peoples and communities affected by REDD+ activities. Given the cross-cutting nature of REDD+ work, there will be many opportunities for the attorney to collaborate with CIEL's other programs. Responsibilities will include: (1) providing legal and policy analyses and other technical support; (2) preparing reports, briefing notes and other documents; (3) organizing workshops; (4) drafting complaints or other materials required to support community advocacy efforts; (5) international travel; and (6) undertaking other programmatic work as assigned. The core objectives of CIEL's Climate Change Program include: strengthening the system of global climate governance, ensuring strong and effective safeguards in REDD+ implementation efforts, addressing the human rights implications of climate change; and accelerating the transition away from fossil fuels.
For more details, please our online announcement.

Assistant Director on Human Rights & the Global Economy at Northeastern University School of Law

Asst. Dir. Program on Human Rights & the Global Economy
Requisition Number: STFR000284
Division/College: School of Law
FT/PT: Full Time
Grade: 11

Position Summary:
The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (“PHRGE”) of Northeastern University School of Law (“NUSL”) was founded in 2005 as a law school-based program to engage in the study, promotion, implementation and constructive critique of rights-based approaches to economic development and social transformation, with particular attention to economic, social, and cultural (ESC) rights. PHRGE’s mission is threefold: (1) to promote human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, within the Northeastern community; (2) to support cutting-edge scholarship on human rights, with a particular focus on economic, social and cultural rights; and (3) to work to implement human rights norms and sound economic development approaches worldwide. To those ends, PHRGE sponsors an on-line ESC rights journal with an international circulation; develops human rights analyses, reports and briefs to support litigation and other advocacy efforts domestically and internationally; convenes scholars and activists engaged with ESC rights issues for discussion and exchanges; sponsors human rights programming at NUSL; and sponsors several funded human rights cooperative education placements for NUSL law students.

PHRGE seeks a dynamic and skilled Assistant Director to work with the Executive Director to lead the program in fulfilling its mission. This is a part-time, (2/3rds time) benefits-eligible, grant-funded position for one year, which may be renewed subject to funding.


Education & Knowledge:
• A J.D. is required
• Knowledge of human rights, particularly ESC rights issues, is preferred
• At least one year of experience in a professional environment, preferably in nonprofit or political work involving legal issues
• Proven track record of professional writing, evidenced by published writing or participation on a law review or other professional or academic journal
• Experience supervising, teaching or mentoring students

Desired Skills and Attributes:
• Exceptional writing and editing skills, including ability to participate at a high level in preparing academic articles and ESC rights reports produced by PHRGE
• Familiarity with ESC rights and human rights principles in international human rights law
• Familiarity with budgeting and financial reporting
• Familiarity with online publication and new media
• Above average computer competency, including experience with databases and new media
• Very strong oral and interpersonal communications skills, including presentation skills
• Success at keeping multiple projects organized
• Flexibility to work occasional weekends/evenings
• Ability to travel to selected national conferences and meetings as needed

Additional Qualifications:
Candidates must have a strong commitment to economic and social rights and to the mission of PHRGE.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Open Society Legal Researcher Internship

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, we build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. The Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.

Investor and philanthropist George Soros established the Open Society Foundations, starting in 1984, to help countries make the transition from communism. Our activities have grown to encompass the United States and more than 70 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Each Foundation relies on the expertise of boards composed of eminent citizens who determine individual agendas based on local priorities.

The Open Society Justice Initiative uses law to protect and empower people around the world. Through litigation, advocacy, research, and technical assistance, the Justice Initiative promotes human rights and builds legal capacity for open societies. We foster accountability for international crimes, combat racial discrimination and statelessness, support criminal justice reform, address abuses related to national security and counterterrorism, expand freedom of information and expression, and stem corruption linked to the exploitation of natural resources. Our staff is based in Abuja, Amsterdam, Bishkek, Brussels, Budapest, Freetown, The Hague, London, Mexico City, New York, Paris, Phnom Penh, Santo Domingo and Washington, D.C.

The objective of the internship program with OSI’s Open Society Justice Initiative is to train participants on some of the methodologies used by public interest advocacy groups like OSI to foster and encourage reform, inclusion, human rights, and the building of legal capacity for open societies.

Based in Washington D.C., interns will be instructed, and receive hands-on training, on many of the broad range of activities involved in effectuating reform, human rights, and the building of legal capacity for open societies, including but not limited to, the identification of an injustice to be remedied, the formulation of a comprehensive action plan, and the research and writing involved in research memoranda, reports and studies associated with a project. The interns will receive their training in the context of the Open Society Justice Initiative.

With close supervision by an assigned mentor, interns will learn about the various tools available for researching issues, for engaging in oral and written persuasive techniques, and for drafting reports and legal memoranda related to human rights related initiatives, like the Open Society Justice Initiative. They will acquire knowledge and read about issues related to anticorruption, national criminal justice reform (specifically pre-trial detention, access to justice, and safety, security and accountability), legal capacity development, freedom of expression and information, equality and citizenship, national security and/or international justice. They will receive hands-on writing experience by, among other things, assisting OSI in drafting both legal and non-legal memoranda and drafting reports. They will receive research and analysis experience by assisting OSI in researching assigned topics through the Internet, Lexis/Nexis, foreign source materials, academic studies, oral interviews of experts, Library of Congress materials, and legal and political documents, and by analyzing related topic material. Interns also will receive real time training on the dialogues and other communications that are required in human interest initiatives like the Program by, among other things, assisting in drafting of related correspondence, print material and website content, participating in conference calls, and attending relevant meetings hosted by think tanks and government and non-government agencies.

For this internship program, OSI is seeking individuals currently enrolled in a relevant law school program who are highly motivated and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. The ideal candidates will have strong communication, interpersonal and computer skills, a demonstrated ability to write effectively and analyze and summarize complex information, and a desire to function in a team environment. They also must be able to multi-task while remaining attentive to detail.

Upon acceptance, interns will need to provide a letter from their university indicating that they are receiving credit and/or funding for the internship.

Fall Internship (September–December 2012): 12 weeks

Fall Internship: part time, max 19 hours/week

COMPENSATION: Unpaid, lunch provided.


Fall internship: September 1, 2012

Please send a cover letter and resume to Include the internship code and which duration (January, Spring, Summer, Fall) in subject line: LRI-OSJI/DC


Open Society Foundations
Recruitment Specialist – LRI-OSJI/DC
400 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019
FAX: 646.557.2672

No phone calls, please. All qualified applicants for this internship will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected category.

South East Asia Investigations into Social and Humaitarian Activities Legal Internship

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.

Qualifications:• 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 * a minimum of a 6 month commitment

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.
Please send the following materials to SISHA via email to the Development Director at ( 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

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Law Brigades Program Developer

Law Brigades Program Developer – Global Brigades Panama
Position Description

Organizational Background:
Global Brigades ( is a secular, 501c3 nonprofit organization that empowers and mobilizes university students and professionals to collaborate with communities in developing countries in creating sustainable solutions that improve quality of life while respecting local culture and improving the environment. In 2011, over 5,400 volunteers from over 300 university chapters from North America and Europe participated on a BRIGADE to provide health and community development solutions to more than 80,000 beneficiaries in Honduras, Panama and Ghana. A Brigade is a 7-10 day trip during which university student groups work with rural communities to implement health and development projects. Specifically in Panama, our programs are focused around the improvement of rural communities’ overall health and quality of life through Medical, Public Health, Business, Law, and Environmental Brigades. At this time we are seeking to strengthen these programs by better understanding both the needs of our communities and the impact of our projects.
Start Date: August 2012

Position Location:
The central office is based in Panama City, Panama; however, most employees will work out of the regional office in Torti, Panama. All project implementation occurs in rural villages typically between 2-3 hours outside of the city.

Position Summary:
The Law Brigades Program Developer is responsible for the development and evaluation of the program's strategic and operational plan in order to achieve the program's mission and vision through the utilization of university and young professional volunteers.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • Work alongside the Law Brigades team and Research and Evaluation team to ensure that the program is implementing the program according to the established key indicators, objectives and mission of the program
  • Coordination with full-time staff (Program Lead, Program Advisor and Program Coordinators) and management temporary staff to manage volunteer international service groups
  • Work with Program Manager, Law Brigades team and Research and Evaluation team to develop the activities of the program including but not limited to land titling and legal clinics
  • Manage the development of the educational component of the program
  • Drive the development of dual-client, donor and beneficiary, strategies for improved project delivery
  • Coordination and management of international service groups to execute the implementation of the program’s initiatives; upwards of 400 annual volunteers
  • Coordination, management, and distribution of an annual investment fund upwards of $40,000 for community initiatives and cooperatives
  • Promote marketing initiatives to further expand the program and support supplementary programmatic endeavors
  • Manage the implementation of supplementary programming and additional initiatives between brigades
Reports directly to: Program Manager, Panama and Chief Programs Officer
Works Directly with: Panama Program Manager, Law Brigades Program Lead, Law Brigades Program Advisor, Coordinators and seasonal staff, Research and Evaluation team
Experience & Qualifications:
  • Native or fluent in Spanish and English
  • Bachelor’s degree in a pre-law major from a four-year university, J.D. law degree recommended
  • Willingness to commit to at least 12 months
  • Ability to interface with rural Panamanians, local staff, international development organizations and elected officials
  • Ability to work effectively within a development team
  • Ability to live and work in developing country settings
  • Ability to participate in moderately strenuous physical activity
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Global Brigades
  • Analytical and detail-oriented
  • Organized, time-Flexible and patient
  • Legal knowledge and background
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Highly proficient in computer applications: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Google docs
Living Conditions/Compensation:
This is an opportunity to gain significant experience in international health and development, through a crucial project that will significantly benefit the people of rural Panama. In addition, other benefits include ability to live in Panama, experience local culture, dress informally, work from home, and have flexible working hours.
Compensation includes room and board provided, a small personal monthly stipend ($300), emergency health insurance, and visa renewal costs.

Interested candidates should send a resume and thoughtful cover letter describing your specific qualifications and interest in the position to Michelle Menclewicz at Please be sure to send the documents as attachments and include the job title in your subject line. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.

Global Brigades team members represent the organization both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit to a field posting. Staff are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and GB’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.