DEADLINE : 26 April 2013


Internship for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Rights Lawyer – Africa

Six-month Funded Internship – Africa (You must have relevant experience working in Africa and be returning to work in Africa after the internship)

INTERIGHTS is seeking applications from lawyers working on (LGBTI) rights in Africa. This internship focuses on LGBTI in Africa with the aim of developing INTERIGHTS strategic work in the region.

The six month internship will begin in the middle of May – November 2013.

This full-time placement will provide an opportunity for a lawyer with knowledge of LGBTI issues and relevant law to develop their legal skills whilst assisting our programme with:
· Legal research on international and comparative human rights law and practice with respect to the protection of LGBTI rights
· Preparation of materials for legal trainings and meetings on the application and development of equality standards in this context
· Supporting the further development of INTERIGHTS’ LGBTI work in Africa
· Providing support to the Africa LGBTI Rights Lawyers’ Network
Where possible, the intern may attend meetings with human rights practitioners, human rights lectures in London or at other universities, or visit other international or national human rights organisations based in London.

INTERIGHTS will arrange and pay for travel, travel insurance and visa costs. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of £1,300. Accommodation is not provided but INTERIGHTS can advise on finding a suitable place to stay.

Before applying, please read the person specification to ensure you meet the essential criteria. To apply please send an email with your full name and the title of the internship you are applying for in the subject heading of the email and send a covering letter, a curriculum vitae indicating two referees, a completed equality and diversity monitoring form and a recent unedited writing sample of no more than two thousand words.

Applications should be sent to: The closing date for applications is Friday 26 April 2013.

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone. Telephone interviews will be held on 3 May 2013. If selected for telephone interview, candidates will be notified on 1 May 2013.

Due to the high number of applications for our vacancies we are unable to contact applicants that have not been short listed.

INTERIGHTS is committed to equal opportunities.

INTERIGHTS requests no contact from recruitment agencies regarding vacancies