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.
Intern - Manila
"As a Summer Legal Intern for IJM in Manila, I was able to use the skills I had learned in law school to help victims of abuse and trafficking in real, practical ways. I drafted various legal documents, including petitions to close bars that trafficked minors and memoranda encouraging prosecutors to prosecute such traffickers. I was also able to spend time with and assist in caring for some of the clients we served. Together, these experiences showed me how effective rule of law can be in preventing abuses in the future and reinforced my faith in God's compassion for the oppressed."
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