International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to
ensuring the basic legal rights of ordinary citizens in fragile or conflict-affected countries. Specifically,
IBJ works to guarantee the right to competent legal representation, the right to be protected from cruel
and unusual punishment and the right to a fair trial for every man, women, and child.
IBJ is looking for outstanding, self-motivated candidates with a background in law who want to be part
of our ongoing mission to end investigative torture and provide access to legal representation to
everyone around the world.
Timeline & Requirements
• We accept international students throughout the year on a rolling basis. Fellows may be placed in our
head office in Geneva or in country programs offices in Burundi, Cambodia, China, D.R. Congo,
India, Singapore, and Zimbabwe.
• Proof of institutionalized funding of more than $2600/month is required by Swiss law to
participate in an internship in Geneva.
• Internships can take a minimum of 3 months up to 6 months, but legal fellowships of a year are also an option.
• IBJ interns will get to work in an international, friendly, challenging and rewarding environment with
direct supervisors based in both Geneva and/or any other country where the intern is based.
• Depending on where they are based, IBJ interns will work on a variety of tasks and initiatives,
including: supporting our eLearning training programs, strengthening our online communities, helping
with program management, and contributing to our fundraising initiatives.
• Former intern tasks have included researching criminal procedure codes and penal codes in different
criminal justice systems, helping country directors manage project activities, supporting the work of
our local public defenders, developing online tools and resources for IBJ’s JusticeMakers community,
and assisting in grant writing proposals.
• We require interns to demonstrate strong research and writing skills, with proposal writing
experience particularly valued. A degree of familiarity with global criminal justice issues as well as
international non\profit management is also ideal, but not essential.
• Language skills (particularly French, Arabic, Mandarin and Cantonese are desirable but not essential.
• Experience conducting field research is also desirable.
To apply, please send a CV, and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org