Legal Intern

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Description

How to Apply:

You must go to http://www.ifes.org to the Careers section and apply online. Applications are only accepted in this way. Make sure you upload all papers together (e.g. resume, cover letter, application, etc). Resumes will only be reviewed and accepted for consideration if submitted through our Careers page.

Paid Intern - Finance

Location: Virginia
Division: Domestic Accounting
Status: Internship
Position Number: 17:024

Project Description:
The Paid Intern is an entry level position designed to provide graduate and undergraduate student with an insider’s view of the realm of international development at IFES. Participants in this program will develop essential skills that are not attained in the academic world and enable them to make the transition from academic to professional life. As a junior member of the team, this Paid Intern will provide logistical and administrative support to projects for the Finance team. This internship position reports to the Senior Finance Administrator.

Responsibilities

The Electoral Justice Legal Intern will provide the following support to IFES’ research on Electoral Justice, Election Dispute Resolution, and Comparative Electoral Jurisprudence:
• Provide legal research, writing, and editing support including research assistance for specialists/ expert writers;
• Conduct comparative research and draft text on specific aspects of electoral justice and election dispute resolution
• Assist with collecting and analyzing comparative electoral jurisprudence;
• Assist in managing expert writers, their related contracts and deliverables;
• Maintain research project files and records; and
• Perform other duties as assigned.

POSITION SCOPE: Provides the support necessary for the team to achieve its goals. Job duties are fairly straight forward and require following common procedures and guidelines. Can manage own workload, time and priorities with close guidance from supervisor so as to facilitate a learning environment per internship guidelines.

DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Has the knowledge and skills to identify solutions to routine problems. Produces useful ideas or explanations for circumstances, but may need guidance or approval on execution for results.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: None. Can assist in or have exposure to preparing routine financial reports and processing routine transaction in compliance with IFES policies and procedures.

RELATIONSHIPS: Maintains collaborative working relationship with team members and other staff within the Division.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None

Requirements

Education: Bachelor's Degree in political science, international affairs, or relevant area; 2L, 3L, or recent law school graduate
Experience: Extensive research and writing experience

Related Skills or Knowledge: Excellent research, analytical, writing, and organization skills. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Familiarity with Bluebook citation system. Experience in the area of elections and political processes is a plus. Familiarity with web-based applications a plus. Experience handling sensitive information in a secure and confidential manner preferred. Introductory experience in or familiarity with program development or management, NGOs, and/or USAID a plus. Detail oriented. Ability to prioritize, take direction, and handle varied tasks within deadlines. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing. Collaborative, team oriented individual. Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to interact professionally with a culturally diverse staff.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: English required. Proficiency in another language a plus.

TRAVEL: Travel may be required, up to 10%

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

*Please submit a cover letter along with your resume in order to be considered for this position.


How to Apply:

You must go to http://www.ifes.org to the Careers section and apply online. Applications are only accepted in this way. Make sure you upload all papers together (e.g. resume, cover letter, application, etc). Resumes will only be reviewed and accepted for consideration if submitted through our Careers page.

Skills

Required - Research, Legal
Preferred - Non-profit Administration

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