LOCATION: Washington, DC
SJAC is seeking a rising second- or third-year law student, or recent law graduate, for a paid legal fellowship for Summer (May to August) 2023. Fellows will work with SJAC’s team from at its headquarters in Washington, DC.* The Legal Fellow will provide legal research and writing assistance to the Legal Director and assist with SJAC’s activities in documentation, data analysis and transitional justice discourse. The Legal Fellow will work up to 40 hours per week and be paid at the rate of $20.00/hour.
General Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct legal research concerning atrocity crimes, terrorism and reparations frameworks for victims/survivors
Research and write legal memoranda concerning issues surrounding documentation, national and international prosecutions of atrocity crimes
Support the research and writing of SJAC’s human rights and transitional justice reports and short-form analysis
Skills and Experience
Current law student in, or recent graduate of, a J.D. or L.L.M. program
Coursework in international law, human rights law, international criminal law, and/or evidence preferred
Experience working in or knowledge of the Middle East
Strong written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of Arabic an asset
SJAC is a diverse organization made up of 40+ team members around the globe. We pride ourselves in our ability to implement programming that is inclusive and responsive to the needs of all Syrians, and believe that our own team’s diversity of viewpoints and experiences helps us to achieve that goal. We encourage all interested applicants to apply, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or age.
*SJAC has a hybrid work policy. While employees are occasionally expected to report to the office for in person events or meetings, they are otherwise free to split their working time between our DC office and their home within the Washington metropolitan area according to their preferences
To apply, please send an email with the subject line “Legal Fellow – Summer 2023” to email@example.com, providing a cover letter and resume. Applications are due by February 28, 2023 and will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.