Child Rights International Network - Legal and policy intern

  • Salary: London living wage
  • Commencing: Summer 2019
  • Location: London
  • Closing date: Monday 17 June 2019

This is who we are

CRIN is a centre for creative thinking on human rights issues, with a focus on children and young people. We challenge the status quo because the norms that dictate under-18s’ place in society need radical change. Through research, artwork and our vision for the future, we encourage people to think critically about the world and start their own conversations.

This is what we’re fighting for

Our goal is a world where the human rights of children and young people are recognised, respected and enforced, and where every rights violation has a remedy. This is a world where organisations like ours would not need to exist. We realise this may be a long way off and may not happen in our lifetime, but we will start paving the way. To this end, we have set ourselves three overarching objectives that will guide our work in the coming years:

  1. Change the narrative so that all under-18s become recognised as people with independent human rights;

  2. Build a collective so that defending and promoting their rights becomes a shared responsibility; and

  3. Seek justice so that when rights are violated, we fight for justice, accountability and redress.

The role

  • Location: London, UK or a country with a similar time zone

  • Period: 3 months over summer 2019

  • Hours: 3 to 4 days per week

  • Salary: London living wage

We’re looking for someone with a passion for human rights. You would have the opportunity to contribute to the legal and policy work involved in a range of CRIN’s current projects and campaigns. You would particularly assist the CRIN team by:

  • Carrying out legal research;

  • Monitoring legal and policy reform on children’s rights;

  • Drafting and editing legal and policy materials;

  • Supporting our advocacy and campaigning across the full range of the issues we work on. These include human rights and the environment, the right to vote and accountability for sexual violence against children.

Your profile

  • Academic qualification in law;

  • Interest in comparative law and human rights law;

  • Fluent in English and either Spanish or French;

  • Strong interest in human rights and children’s rights;

  • Excellent legal research and analytical skills;

  • Strong interpersonal and organisational skills;

  • Computer literate with a willingness to learn new skills.

Beyond your skills and experience, we’re looking for someone with a genuine interest in working at an organisation that focuses on cutting-edge human rights issues in creative ways. As a taster, some of the issues we work on include voting rights for under-18s, climate change and justice, digital rights, reproductive rights, gender identity and sexuality, minimum ages, sexual violence, and life imprisonment of children.

CRIN is committed to building a diverse team, and we encourage applications from underrepresented groups and consider candidates who are suitably qualified and eligible regardless of sex, gender identity, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, education or professional experience.

How to apply

Please send a one page CV to jobs@crin.org with the subject line “Legal and policy internship”. There’s no need to send us a covering letter, but in your application please complete the following in no more than 200 words: “Effective writing about human rights should…”.

Application deadline: 5pm, 17 June 2019.