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Investigations Intern

Position: Investigations Intern

Location: Remote

Contract Type: Consultancy Contract

Compensation: Upon agreement

Term: 6 months


PEJ Ukraine Program

PEJ is implementing an international assistance project in Ukraine with a hybrid team of Ukrainian and international lawyers. Its mission is to support accountability avenues and directly investigate international crimes committed since at least February 24, 2022.


PEJ Ukraine Program is articulated around the following priorities:

  • Ensure support to victims' communities by facilitating collecting, preserving, and transmitting evidence on the crimes suffered.

  • Harvest, process, consolidate, and analyze evidence to prepare factual and legal packages and briefs supporting accountability procedures.

  • Contribute to the global effort to address the plundering of resources, starvation tactics, and food security issues associated with the conflict.

  • Facilitate and contribute to accountability options through legal submissions to appropriate accountability mechanisms in Ukraine and third-party states or international jurisdictions.

  • Contribute as relevant to strengthening the national justice system's capacity to address pillage and other crimes against property through training and support to Judges, Prosecutors, and law enforcement actors.

Duties and deliverables:

PEJ Ukraine Program is looking for an intern to support its work. Under the overall supervision and strategic guidance of the Legal and Program Director (Ukraine) and the daily coordination of the Program Coordinator, the Investigations Intern will work directly with the Investigations Coordinator to implement Phase II activities and achieve the goals of the project. The intern will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of tasks, including but not limited to the following:

  • Assisting the Investigators in the compilation and review of information, documentation, and evidence related to the project's subject matter;

  • Conducting open-source research and preparing analyses on various issues relating to the situation in Ukraine;

  • Assisting in drafting documents and communications with respect to cases under investigation;

  • Participating in meetings related to the project and taking notes;

  • Participating in PEJ organizational meetings;

  • Assisting with other needs as requested by other team members.

Education:

Be enrolled in, or have completed, a master's degree in a field related to law, international relations, political sciences, human rights, investigation, OR an equivalent professional/ legal qualification OR compensatory experience.


Prior experience:

While not a pre-requisite, previous professional experience (including internships) in a legal

environment or with a human rights NGO would be an asset.


Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of international human rights & international criminal law;

  • Working fluency in English, Ukrainian, and Russian;

  • Effective research skills;

  • Proven ability to handle confidential matters;

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills;

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision while being in regular communication with colleagues and supervisors and to work under time pressure and meet tight deadlines;

  • Ability to work independently and with diverse and multinational teams;

  • Willingness to learn.

How to apply:

Email coordinator@projectexpeditejustice.org, ukraine@projectexpeditejustice.org with "Application for Investigations Intern” in the subject line, and attach:

  • CV/resume (maximum of two pages);

  • Cover letter;

  • Writing sample.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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