Legal Affairs Internships at Kenya Human Rights Commission
The KHRC is seeking young graduates who are looking to gain practical experience in the field of Human Rights. The successful interns will be spread across our programme and institutional support areas for a period of six (6) months.
The successful intern will be reporting to the Program Advisor, Legal Affairs.
Qualifications for the Legal Affairs Internship
- Applicant should have graduated or has finalized 4th year course work and is awaiting graduation, to graduate with a minimum degree in Law.
- Applicant should have between 3 months and 1 year experience working with international, labour, family, human rights and/or environmental law
- Applicants with a Law degree should not be currently admitted to Kenya School of Law or if admitted should have successfully completed pupilage and is awaiting admission to the bar.
- Ability to draft legal pleadings, legal reports and attend court hearings
- Knowledge, relevant practice and understanding of the respective laws and regulations will be an added advantage
- Ability and knowledge to handle legal aid cases and clients
- Should have a valid certificate of good conduct
- Excellent in written and spoken English
- All applicants must possess authorisation to work in Kenya prior to applying for this position.
- Excellent in written and spoken English and Swahili
- Willingness to learn
- Excellent Communication, Interpersonal, and Research Skills
- Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they are highly motivated, possess the ability to follow standard operating procedures, are self-starters and functional problem solvers with the ability to learn.
How to Apply
Only those candidates that meet the above qualifications will be considered for the internship opportunities.
Candidates interested in this position should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter should include a brief overview of the candidate’s suitability for the role, including an outline of relevant past research and advocacy experience. CVs should be a maximum 3 pages long and should include relevant past education and experience.
Candidates are encouraged to visit KHRC’s website to learn more about our work before applying: http://www.khrc.or.ke.
The closing date for applications is Friday 24th March 2017. Applications submitted past this date will not be considered.