Employment - Staff Attorney

The Global Justice Center is currently seeking a highly motivated and energetic Staff Attorney to join our Program team. We are looking for a dedicated advocate with a passion for human rights and gender equality to join our small and high-energy team. The ideal candidate is a team player who is familiar with international human rights law and mechanisms and has legal/policy experience in reproductive rights and accountability for sexual and gender-based violence. The Staff Attorney will report directly to the Deputy Legal Director.

This position is available immediately and is a permanent role.

I. Duties & Responsibilities

Major duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research on diverse legal, political, factual, and administrative issues relating to women’s rights; sexual and reproductive health and rights, abortion access, human rights, sexual and gender-based violence, armed conflict, peace & security, and other topics; 
  • Prepare legal and policy analyses, briefing documents, written comments, and educational materials and write legal and advocacy materials for human rights bodies, international organizations, national governments, courts, grassroots partners, the general public, and other audiences;
  • Assist with the recruitment and supervision of fellows, interns, and volunteers;
  • Represent GJC at meetings and events as required; and
  • Provide support to communications and development teams as required.

II. Qualifications

  • J.D. or equivalent law degree;
  • Experience and expertise in international humanitarian law, international human rights law, or women’s rights;
  • 2-4 years experience in a legal capacity at an advocacy or policy-based organization;
  • Exceptional research, writing, and communication skills; demonstrated ability to write clearly and compellingly for a variety of audiences, including policymakers and the general public;
  • Experience synthesizing complex ideas and explaining them simply and engagingly;
  • Experience conducting international policy advocacy in various governmental and intergovernmental fora;
  • Experience overseeing the production of legal briefs and other materials;
  • Passion, tenacity and experience/interest international justice, women’s rights, reproductive rights, and accountability for sexual and gender-based violence;
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, initiate and manage projects, prioritize, and perform a wide variety of tasks with maximum efficiency; and
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter including salary requirements, and a writing sample to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Legal Internship

The Global Justice Center (GJC), an international law focused human rights organization, is seeking summer legal interns.

Global Justice Center law interns will be involved in current projects as well as have the opportunity to develop their own areas of research as it fits within the mission of the organization. Interns often work closely with the organization's President, Janet Benshoof, and are supervised by GJC Counsel. In working closely with the GJC leadership and staff (as well as with our in-country partners) the intern will learn directly from experts in the field.

Qualifications
  • Enrolled law student or recent law school graduate.
  • Interest in and knowledge of women's rights, international relations, law, public policy, transitional justice, or nation-building preferred.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Languages, particularly knowledge of Arabic, a plus.
  • Ability to work independently.

To apply send a current resume, a cover letter, writing sample, and list of 3 references to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Only applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

All documents should be sent in PDF format and should be labeled in the following format: last name, type of document (Jones Resume.pdf, Jones Cover Letter.pdf, Jones Writing Sample.pdf) Please note: only complete applications will be considered.

Communications Internship

This internship is a very exciting opportunity for anyone interested in communications, international affairs, women's studies, human rights and/or international law. In working closely with the GJC leadership and staff, as well as the international women's groups we collaborate with, the intern will learn directly from experts in the field. We value our interns, and give them plenty of opportunities for creativity, academic growth, exposure to current trends and issues in international human rights law, and most importantly, the ability to make a strong contribution to a pioneering international human rights legal organization.

Specific duties may include:
  • Posting content, editing and updating the GJC website.
  • Updating GJC's Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook accounts.
  • Writing regular blog posts on current events and GJC’s work.
  • Working to strengthen a communications and press outreach strategy.
  • Assisting in preparing materials (including PowerPoint presentations, research, and logistics) for international projects.
  • Assisting with the logistics for special events.
  • Other administrative and research duties as needed.
Qualifications
  • Interest in and knowledge of women's rights, international relations, law, public policy, transitional justice, nation-building, web-design, and/or non-profit administration.
  • Familiarity with social media tools, database, desktop, and web publishing software.
  • Very strong written skills, comfortable writing daily and under deadline.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and perform a wide variety of tasks, over the course of the workday.
  • Experience using the Internet for communication and research.
  • Proactive in suggesting stories and social media strategies.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and willing to learn.
  • Knowledge of Arabic/Spanish/French and HTML a plus.

Interns must be willing to work at least 20 hrs/week for the duration of the internship. While the internship is unpaid, the Global Justice Center is willing to assist students in obtaining school credit or outside funding for the internship.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the title "Communications Internship". All documents should be sent as PDFs and should be labeled in the following format: last name, type of document (Jones Resume.pdf, Jones Cover Letter.pdf). Only applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are currently accepting applicatioss for the Fall 2018 Communications Internship.