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IBA Legal Internship in London 2021/2022

Country: UK
City: London
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IBA is accepting applications for a legal internship in London’s office. IBA is the world’s largest organisation of law societies, bar associations, law firms and also, individual lawyers.

The London office of  IBA has 4 intake times each year where the minimum time requirement for the internship is 3 months.

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The applicant for IBA legal internship must be one of the following to apply for the internship:

  1. undergraduate law student
  2. postgraduate law student
  3. newly qualified lawyer at the International Bar Association’s office

Role of an Intern

Interns will assist the IBA in developing academic papers and research on key legal topics of local as well as international relevance.

They should draft policy papers on substantive legal issues as well as assist in preparing background research for grant proposals.

Interns will have the opportunity to assist in implementing technical assistance programmes in developing countries. They will also have a chance to become involved in the work of the following departments of the Association:

  •  Human Rights Institute.
  • Legal Policy and Research Unit
  • executing office

The legal policy and research unit undertakes research and develops as well as implements innovative strategies, projects and initiatives related to global legal issues and profession, broader global community and the rule of law in business.

The human right institute aims to promote and protect human rights and the independence of the legal professional world.

Interns for the Executive Director will be assigned to undertake research, write speeches for conferences and then possibly convert these speeches into academic papers.

Application Guideline

  • First, you should do thorough research of all three departments before applying.
  • After the research, you should work on conveying your passion and motivation in your application and interview.
  • You should include a CV, cover letter, application form, letter of reference and writing sample in your application. ( you can download the application form from the official website)
  • Finally, to submit your application you should mail [email protected]

IBA contacts all the selected applicants after 4-6 weeks of the deadline of application.

Furthermore, the applicants will most probably join the job after 5-6 months of sending the application.

Tips for International Applicants

IBA strongly advises all intern applicants to contact UK Visas and Immigration or the British mission in their home country to get the latest updated information regarding the requirements to enter the UK for internship.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Open toall nationalities
Contact the organizer+44 (0) 20 7842 0090



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