Legal Internship 2010 – Cambodia
Legal Internship, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2010
SISHA (South East Asia Investigations into Social and Humanitarian Activities) is a registered Australian not-for-profit organisation that strives to ensure justice and the protection of human rights for victims of human trafficking, bonded labour, physical and sexual assault and other forms of exploitation and oppression in South East Asia. SISHA’s Investigation Team of investigators and police officers operate covertly in both reactive and proactive operations to detect and investigate violations of law related to the trafficking and exploitation of children, women and men. Working in close collaboration with local police, SISHA secures the rescue of victims from situations of oppression and immediately places them in safe custody. The victims are provided with round-the-clock support and services from trained SISHA staff including counselling, food, secure shelter, and SISHA Aftercare Packs containing basic necessities such as clothing, shoes, toiletries, towels and toys for children.
The SISHA International Internship Program gives international university students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain field experience in a developing country working to help protect and prevent vulnerable people from human trafficking and other forms of exploitation. The Program is a two-way training process, as Interns learn from working side by side with a team of experienced international and local staff, whilst at the same time transferring their own skills and knowledge to their local counterparts.
Legal Interns are provided with exposure to practical legal work and the Program helps law students and recent graduates develop skills in legal research, preparing legal briefs and case documentation, liaising with other NGO legal service providers and writing other legal-related articles. Legal interns work alongside SISHA’s experienced local lawyers and expatriate Legal Director with international legal qualifications and litigation experience.
1.) Must be a current law student or recent graduate
2.) Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
3.) Self-motivated and goal/deadline oriented
4.) Ability to work independently/as a self-starter, as well as a team member
5.) Proficient in both written and spoken English
6.) Willingness to learn the basics of local language and etiquette
7.) Must have an interest in anti-trafficking and SISHA’s mission.
Location: Cambodia – Phnom Penh
How To Apply:
Procedure to apply
Please send the following materials to SISHA via email to the Program Development Officer at (firstname.lastname@example.org) for consideration by SISHA management:
An expression of interest outlining the applicants desire to join SISHA’s International Internship Program
A detailed CV outlining qualifications and experience
The specific dates the applicant is available to participate in the Program.
Reference Code: RW_888BM5-64
Closing Date: 01 Sep 2010