ABA ROLI Internship Program

Washington, D.C. Program

The ABA Rule of Law Initiative Internships are offered throughout the year during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters allowing for complete applications to be accepted on a rolling basis. The internships are created and filled based on each division’s specific needs, workload and ultimately their capacity to host an intern for that particular semester. Should you not hear from us, it is safe to assume that another candidate has been selected. If you have been selected for the position you will be contacted directly by Program Staff prior to the start of the position.

Responsibilities will vary depending on the section’s immediate needs. Duties may include assisting the department with the management of international programs, monitoring the political and economic developments in a region, researching areas of interest, aiding with correspondence, working with program and in-country staff on day-to-day support tasks, and performing administrative duties requested by the relevant office staff.


International Program

The ABA Rule of Law Initiative is potentially seeking unpaid legal interns for its offices in various countries, across the Asia, Africa, MENA, LAC, and Europe and Eurasia regions. Legal interns will work on various projects as outlined in the term of reference for each office.  Responsibilities will include assisting in the development, planning and implementation of country specific programming, researching and drafting reports, briefings and other related documentation, assisting with the preparation and implementation of training workshops, seminars or other legal education activities, and performing administrative duties requested by the relevant office staff.

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