Summer Legal Internships
The IJM summer legal internship program provides exposure to legal work and helps participants develop skills in legal research, writing briefs, and preparing case documentation. IJM interns have the unique opportunity to join teams of Christian attorneys in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Latin America to help protect clients from sex trafficking, slavery, unprosecuted rape, illegal detention, police brutality and illegal land seizure.
Each field office is directed by an IJM Field Office Director who is experienced in human rights law, Christian leadership, and office management. The field offices range in size from 10 to 60 people, allowing for ample opportunity to gain exposure to the frontlines of international human rights work.
Summer Legal Intern - Bolivia
June - August 2011
Michigan State University College of Law
Working with Bolivian legal professionals confirmed that I want to devote my career to being a legal advocate for children who have been exploited. My experience with IJM in Bolivia also fundamentally impacted my worldview regarding the importance of the rule of law for the poor, and has helped me to attain the experience necessary to advocate more effectively for victims.
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