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IBA Legal Internship in Washington DC

Country: USA
City: Washington DC
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IBA is accepting applications for a legal internship in Washington’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. The intake is for fall (Aug/Sept-Dec); Spring (Jan-April/May) and lastly Summer (Mat-Aug). However, the application is on a rolling basis.

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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

  • Developing concept papers and grant proposals in the field of international development
  • researching & writing remarks for conferences
  • also, assisting with logistics, media solicitations, panellist selection and support for conferences and round tables;
  • organising and contributing to IBA reports & internal research databases and analysing evolving trends in the legal profession or international development
  • In addition, assisting with expense logging and financial tracking, document creation, meeting preparation, recording of minutes, and outreach.

Required skills and Experience

  • Excellent research, writing and analysis skill
  • strong interpersonal oral and written skills
  • In addition, self-motivation and emotional intelligence are required.
  • mastery of computer/internet-based research  is also required
  • experience in organising or contributing to workshops or seminars
  • experience abroad is an advantage
  • fluency in a foreign language is also an advantage

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

All applicants must ensure that they are legally permitted to work in the United States. Applicants from outside the U.S. must be able to obtain a J-1 visa. Please consult the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor website for a list of Designated Sponsor Organisations.


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



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