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Internships: JUSTICE and The Kalisher Trust

Applications for the JUSTICE summer and autumn internships and the Kalisher internship are open.

JUSTICE Legal Intern

This role with involve working closely with legal staff: conducting legal research; providing commentary on draft legislation; assisting with third party interventions; and supporting working parties of the JUSTICE membership exploring critical issues of law reform.


The internship will provide the opportunity to develop research and drafting skills, to engage with litigation and law-making processes, and to be part of a small, friendly and committed staff.

The roles are full time for three months. The summer internship will begin in June/July depending on the candidate’s availability and the autumn internship will begin in September/October. Given the current public health situation, it will be a work from home role for as long as required with regular video calls with the legal team and wider JUSTICE staff. When we can return to normal working practices, you will be working from the office London. Interns are paid the London Living Wage £1,600 per month.


Aplications will be accepted from UK law graduates only. This includes people who expect to have completed a law degree or GDL or are a CILEX graduate by the time they start the internship. Individuals wishing to apply should demonstrate an interest in the challenges affecting the justice system and have an understanding of the UK’s constitutional and human rights framework. They should have excellent written and spoken communication skills.


To apply, please complete the application form and equality and diversity monitoring form and email them to jobs@justice.org.uk. Within your application form please state whether you would like to apply for the summer internship, the autumn internship or both. CVs alone will not be considered.


The deadline for applications is 10pm on Friday 15 May. Interviews will be held by zoom during the week of 25 May. Candidates will be required to complete a test as part of the interview process.

The Kalisher Trust internship at JUSTICE

The Kalisher intern will work with the legal team on a range of criminal justice matters. As an intern you will be an invaluable member of the team, assisting in the development of policy lines and providing research and analysis to support arguments for or against law reform. Involvement in a third party intervention during the internship, will provide the opportunity to undertake comparative research and possibly drafting submissions. You will attend meetings with law-makers and NGOs, speaking engagements and events as well as court hearings. You will attend internal meetings and are expected to engage with colleagues as a member of the JUSTICE staff.

The Kalisher scholarships are intended to encourage and assist those intending to practice at the Criminal Bar who demonstrate “exceptional promise but modest means”.

Given the nature of the work, applications are sought from law graduates only. This includes people who expect to have completed a law degree or GDL or are a CILEX graduate by the time they start the internship. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in criminal law and the criminal justice system. They should have excellent written and spoken communication skills.


The Kalisher Trust internship at JUSTICE will take place over three months from October 2020 to December 2020, and will be based in the London office. Interns will be paid an award of £5,000 in total.


To apply, please complete the application form and equality and diversity monitoring form and email them to jobs@justice.org.uk. CVs alone will not be considered.


The deadline for applications is 10pm on Friday 29 May. Interviews will be held by zoom during the week of 8 June. Candidates will be required to complete a test as part of the interview process.

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