Interns for Sudan project
Who are we?
Project Expedite Justice (PEJ) is a United States-based NGO with 501(c)(3) charitable organization status founded in 2016.
PEJ’s mission is to use all available legal options to seek justice for individuals who are inadequately protected under the law, who cannot access legal resources, and who are exploited by governments, corporations, or others.
We have projects in various countries and are an inclusive team that includes people working remotely from many different places, including several countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the USA.
The ICMAC (Informed Communities Mobilized Against Corruption) project aims to empower Sudanese media and civil society to hold corruption perpetrators accountable for human rights violations. ICMAC’s approach is informed by extensive evidence of the limited effectiveness of anti-corruption interventions reliant solely on a top-down approach. Citizens need information and skilled intermediaries to effectively monitor reforms and demand improved policies as the fight against corruption is underway in the political arena. For advocacy efforts to succeed, they must be based on reliable, quality evidence. This can result in shifting the public narrative towards more human rights-based anti-corruption approaches, emphasizing reparations to victims and communities and tackling impunity.
PEJ is seeking experienced and highly motivated interns to help implement its projects and activities on the ICMAC project. This internship is remote. The interns will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of tasks, including but not limited to the following:
Carrying out anti-corruption, human rights and legal research
Drafting or editing English language documents as needed
Assisting in writing project reports, etc.
Drafting background research and preparatory materials
Taking minutes of meetings
Archiving materials and managing project materials database
Other duties as prescribed by project leadership
Applicants are expected to meet the following requirements:
Education: MA and BA degree holders or current University students in the fields of law, international relations, human rights, and political science and related fields
Prior experience: While it is not a pre-requisite, prior professional experience (including internships) in a legal environment or with a public interest organization is an asset.
Strong knowledge in the fields of international human rights law and international criminal law.
Excellent presentation, writing, editing, research, oral advocacy, and communication skills.
Excellent English language writing and research skills.
Proficiency in Arabic is a huge asset.
Translation and/or interpretation skills.
Knowledge of the political context of Sudan is an advantage.
Proven ability to handle confidential matters.
Ability to organize and drive projects to timely completion.
Ability to work collaboratively, multi-task, and work under pressure.
Self-motivated and firmly committed to PEJ’s mission, principles, and values.
Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Ability to work under minimal supervision while communicating regularly with colleagues and supervisors.
How to Apply:
Email email@example.com with "Application: Sudan Intern" in the subject line, and attach:
CV (maximum of two pages)
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.