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Legal Intern

Position: Legal 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. The mission is to support accountability avenues and directly investigate international crimes committed in Ukraine since at least February 24, 2022. 

PEJ Ukraine Program is articulated around the following priorities: 

  • Ensure support to victims' communities by facilitating the collection, preservation, and transmission of evidence on the crimes suffered.

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

  • Contribute to the global effort to address the plunder 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 Legal Intern will work directly with the Legal Consultants 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 Legal Consultants in classifying, organizing, analyzing, and tagging evidence related to the project's subject matter;

  • Assisting the Legal Consultants in conducting legal research on the project's subject matter and accountability mechanisms;

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

  • Conducting research and drafting legal analysis memoranda on a variety of issues to support partners;

  • News Monitoring and open-source investigations;

  • Participating in PEJ organizational meetings;

  • Drafting and editing English and/or Ukrainian language documents;

  • Translating documents from Ukrainian into English and vice versa; and

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


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. 


  • 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, with "Application for Legal 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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