Vacancy: Legal Internship Opportunity
We are recruiting for a 6-month placement to assist our legal team.
Nasc Ireland is an independent human rights organisation based in Cork City. Nasc, the Irish word for ‘link’, empowers migrants to realise and fulfil their rights. Nasc works with migrants and refugees to advocate and lead for change within Ireland’s immigration and protection systems, to ensure fairness, access to justice and the protection of human rights. Our goal is to realise the rights of all migrants and refugees within Irish society.
This is an unpaid internship but a small stipend for expenses will be available. We ask for a commitment of up to 6 months for 4 days per week (Monday – Thursday). The internship will start on 01/07/2019.
The legal intern will gain experience in immigration law and well as elements of protection law. The legal intern will also gain experience in working one-to-one with clients. Induction, training, ongoing supervision and regular feedback will be provided by a member of the legal team.
The duties are:
- To provide support in the daily operation of the legal clinics and assist in the operation of the Walk-In service;
- To meet with clients on a one-to-one basis and deal with individual queries as they arise through the legal clinics;
- To carry out referrals to other services and specialist organisations where appropriate;
- To draft correspondence for clients and to government departments, NGOs, INGOs, other relevant organisations as appropriate;
- To conduct research (legal and non-legal) as required to support the work of the legal clinics;
- To attend case-work meetings;
- To complete such administrative tasks as may be required, including maintaining manual and digital case files;
- Other tasks as may be reasonably required.
Qualifications and Experience:
The internship would suit a recent graduate. No prior experience is required however any experience working with migrants or assisting in information-delivery may be an advantage.
- Relevant undergraduate or postgraduate degree (law degree preferable);
- Excellent interpersonal skills (experience working/volunteering with members of the public an advantage);
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Commitment to human rights and social justice;
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to manage time effectively;
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Office;
- Highly motivated with a desire to learn in a practical setting;
- Strong verbal and written ability in English (please also include details of any additional languages spoken).
Please send a CV and a coverletter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your coverletter should outline your suitability for the position and your availability. Please indicate ‘Legal Internship’ in the subject line of the email. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, Tuesday 11th June 2019.