The ELSC launches its Movement Lawyering TraineeshipPublished on Wed Nov 03 2021 - modified on Fri Nov 05 2021
The ELSC launches its Movement Lawyering Traineeship that aims to educate the next generation of human rights lawyers and advocates by rooting their legal training, experience and practice in the Palestine solidarity movement.
As part of the programme you will learn how to use legal mechanisms, advocacy, media and other tools to support grass-roots movements and advance social justice causes. The programme will allow participants to build foundational knowledge and experience for working as a legal practitioner in the human rights law firms and in NGOs.
You will be an active member of the ELSC team, working alongside programme staff to gain practical legal and advocacy experience to support Palestinian rights activists. ELSC movement lawyering trainees have the choice of joining one of our project teams.
The Movement Lawyering Traineeship accepts application on a rolling basis afor three positions:
We are currently welcoming applications for the positions of:
– One Junior Legal Officer: Monitor and Defend starting from 15th of July 2022
– One Junior Advocacy Officer starting from May 2022
– One Junior Advocacy Officer starting from November 2022
– One Junior Legal Officer: Monitor and Defend starting from January 2023
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an initial interview where they will be requested to complete a short assignment. Trainees under this programme with receive a monthly stipend of €1100 and will be invited join the ELSC team in Amsterdam.
We invite young lawyers and legal activists who want to join our efforts to further progressive human rights work to apply for the programme. Further details on candidate requirements are listed in the individual job descriptions at the link above.
We further welcome applications from students seeking to pursue the programme as part of their studies in accordance with the Erasmus+ and Erasmus Trainee programmes. If you would like more information on how to complete this programme alongside an Erasmus scheme, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to join the movement lawyering traineeship?
Send your CV and cover letter (max 250 words) to email@example.com. In your cover letter, please explain:
1. Why you are interested in a particular position of the programme and the ELSC’s mission
2. Your ideal starting and finishing date.
Minimum duration of the traineeship should be 6 months. We review applications on rolling bases.