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ABA ROLI Strategic Programs Division - Legal Reform Fund Intern

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Last update: Apr 29, 2024 Last update: Apr 29, 2024


Deadline: May 1, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: USA
Job type:Internship / Volunteer
English English
Work experience:Min 1 year
Date posted: Apr 22, 2024
Expected starting date: As soon as possible


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he American Bar Association (ABA) was founded on a commitment to advance the rule of law in the United States and beyond by providing practical resources for legal professionals, conducting law school accreditation, developing model ethics codes and more. Today, the ABA remains a member-based organization that works to ensure access to justice for all, a fair legal process, and respect for the rule of law at home and across the globe.

The ABA is committed to service and refining the standards that guide the legal profession. ABA staff are provided multiple types of continuing education and career development opportunities. Your work will help eliminate bias, enhance diversity, and advance the rule of law throughout the US and around the world.

The ABA recognizes the value staff contribute to our success through a generous benefits package that protects their health and their financial security.  The ABA’s wide array of benefit offerings include 401(k), medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, health spending accounts, supplemental life and disability insurance, prepaid legal programs, and a complimentary membership to the American Bar Association, which offers additional benefits.
Flexible/hybrid work arrangements may be available for residents of CA, DC, IL, IN, IA, MD, MI, MN, TX, VA, and WI.  Residency requirements may apply. ABA employees are eligible to apply for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). 
The American Bar Association (“ABA”) has an opportunity for a paid intern to gain valuable experience while contributing to the important work of the ABA. The details of the paid internship opportunity are as follows:
ABA Office Location: District of Columbia

Work Location: Combination of in office and remote/telework.
Duration of Internship: ten (10) weeks
Hours per week: 22.5 
Number of Paid Intern Opportunities Available: 1

Description of Internship Opportunity: ABA ROLI's Strategic Programs Division and Legal Reform Fund (LRF) team has an opportunity for a paid intern to support the division’s women’s empowerment and rule of law programs and new business efforts through research, material development, and analysis of project performance and rule of law thematic areas across Legal Reform Fund countries (Guatemala, Mexico, Indonesia, and Timor-Leste). The intern will work with LRF’s DC-based and field staff and have opportunities to participate in meetings and learning sessions with other ROLI divisions. Research assignments will focus on current programming and funding opportunities in areas such as human rights, gender equity, political transitions, criminal law, and access to justice.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a paid internship, individuals must be 18 years of age or older, and authorized to work in the United States.

Relevant Program/Area of Study:
•  Gender Studies, International Relations, International Development, Anthropology, Sociology

Additional Desired Qualifications:
•  Strong research, writing, analytical, knowledge management, and communication skills.
•  Interest in women’s economic empowerment, gender, equity, social inclusion, and safeguarding, and international development in the nonprofit sector.
•  Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders.

The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association, please call 312-988-5188.

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