07JUL – Latin America and the Caribbean Fall Intern, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative – Deadline: 31JUL


Organization Description

ABA ROLI is a non-profit program that implements legal reform programs in over 60 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has an annual budget of over $40 million and nearly 700 professional staff working abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI's host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organizations.



1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20036  


Job Description

Interns for ABA ROLI will work with program staff of their assigned region to gain an understanding of international development programs and international rule of law issues.  The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is seeking a fall intern for its Latin America and the Caribbean Division. The internship will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about ABA ROLI and the workings of an international non-governmental organization.  Although this is an unpaid position, interns at ABA ROLI are eligible for a wide variety of perks and learning opportunities including:

Transportation reimbursement up to $12.00/day

Field trips to D.C. legal destinations such as the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Supreme Court, and Library of Congress

Brown-bag lunches with ABA ROLI staff and guest speakers


Job Responsibilities

Typical responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with management of current programs and development of new ones in judicial reform, legal education reform and anti-human trafficking
  • Monitor political and economic developments in the region
  • Produce outreach materials
  • Research areas of interest
  • Work with program and in-country staff with day-to-day support tasks


Job Requirements

  • Undergraduate, graduate, or law school student with background and interest in international relations/development, and/or legal issues in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills
  • Computer skills in MS Word and Outlook Strong work ethic
  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or French is strongly preferred


How to Apply

Apply online at http://www.americanbar.org/advocacy/rule_of_law/about/opportunities.html. Please include a resume and cover letter in your application with your estimated availability. Please list any foreign language proficiencies in your resume and state in your cover letter why you believe that you are qualified for this position.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up with candidates who are selected for interviews. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may be filled prior to the close date. 



July 31, 2015