Legal Intern: International Casework and Advocacy

REDRESS is seeking applications from excellent law graduates, LLM students and individuals in the early stages of their careers with a strong background in international human rights law to contribute to its international casework and advocacy.

REDRESS works to ensure that international standards relating to the prohibition of torture and reparation for survivors of torture and related international crimes are applied at the national level. Part of this work focuses on bringing strategic cases before domestic, regional and international tribunals, informing and influencing new laws and practices at the domestic level, advocating and building the capacity of national institutions to ensure compliance with existing standards.

The legal intern will work with REDRESS programme staff on a number of assignments. These include independent research on torture cases at national, regional and international level, background research for reports and submissions before regional/international courts and UN mechanisms as well as other related projects.

Qualifications and experience:

  • A legal qualification is essential.
  • A relevant Master’s level degree or professional experience would be an asset.
  • A strong background in human rights law is essential.
  • Knowledge of the functioning of international human rights treaty bodies and UN mechanisms is an asset.
  • Basic international criminal law is desirable.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Strong drafting skills in English.
  • Good knowledge of other languages would be an asset.
  • Previous experience working on torture issues desirable.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Time commitment:

Full time or part time for a duration to be agreed between the intern and REDRESS (minimum 3 months).


This is an unpaid volunteer position. REDRESS will provide travel and lunch expenses of up to £15 per day.

How to apply:

If you would like to be considered please email the following to [email protected], indicating “International Casework and Advocacy application” in the subject heading:

  • your CV;
  • a brief covering letter highlighting your key skills, indicating when you would be available to start and whether you would be available to work full time or part time; and
  • a writing sample, for example a university essay or piece of recent work that you are able to share with us.

REDRESS cannot sponsor individuals applying for internships to help them obtain visas.

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