Work with IJRC

The International Justice Resource Center is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for all employees and applicants and to maintaining a workplace environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability.

IJRC encourages applications from members of underrepresented and minority groups, and is committed to maintaining a diverse staff.

IJRC is currently accepting applications for the following openings:

Summer 2016 International Human Rights Legal Intern

The International Justice Resource Center (IJRC) welcomes applications from current law students for a summer 2016 legal intern opening. J.D. and LL.M. student interns play an important role in IJRC’s work and benefit from unique opportunities to learn about and engage in the practice of international human rights law and advocacy. The internship may begin between May and July 2016, and last for a minimum of 10 weeks.

The selected intern will work closely with IJRC’s staff across IJRC’s three service areas: international human rights legal research and practice tools, litigation and advocacy support, and trainings.

Applicants must be able to work in IJRC’s San Francisco office for the duration of the internship.

The International Justice Resource Center informs, trains, and advises human rights advocates and individual victims so that they may gain the knowledge and tools necessary to promote and demand protection of human rights using international human rights protections. Our internships provide a rewarding opportunity to engage with substantive areas of international law, connect with human rights advocates, and directly contribute to the success of IJRC’s efforts to increase access to justice for victims of human rights abuses around the world. To learn more about our mission and programs, please visit

Specific duties will depend on current projects, but will generally include:

• legal research and writing on a range of human rights and international justice topics for published articles, manuals and guides;

• contributing to advice and guidance on international human rights litigation or advocacy for individual victims and advocacy organizations; and

• assisting in the implementation of training programs on international human rights law and advocacy.

Interns may also participate in IJRC’s local events.


• current J.D. or LL.M. student;

• English language fluency;

• strong legal research and writing skills;

• completion of an introductory course in public international law or international human rights law;

• basic familiarity with the international human rights framework;

• a demonstrated commitment to the public interest; and,

• a collaborative and enthusiastic attitude.

Where applicable, please also mention:

• foreign language skills;

• previous experience or study in the area of international human rights; and

• relevant past or current work with human rights or social justice organizations.

IJRC will consider applications from all individuals who meet the minimum requirements.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Lisa Reinsberg, Executive Director at no later than March 15, 2016.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. In your cover letter, please indicate your availability, specifying the anticipated duration and start date of the internship.

Development Volunteer

he International Justice Resource Center is accepting applications to fill a key volunteer position. The Administrative Volunteer will work with IJRC’s Executive Director to research, design, and help implement strategies to successfully increase charitable support from foundations, individuals and corporations; plan and organize local events; and build relationships with other non-profit organizations.

The ideal volunteer will be a self-starter familiar with the Bay Area who has experience in a non-profit setting.

This position will provide an exciting opportunity to help a small organization grow, and will directly contribute to IJRC’s efforts to increase access to justice for victims of human rights abuses around the world.

Duties would include:

• Assisting in planning and organizing networking events and trainings.

• Identifying and approaching local business to solicit support for events.

• Researching funding opportunities.

• Developing strategies for increasing contributions from local, national and international foundations, individual donors, and family foundations.

• Cultivating relationships with prospective donors and with other non-profit organizations, in cooperation with the Executive Director.

Desired qualifications:

• experience in an administrative or fundraising role;

• passion for helping a small nonprofit organization reach its next stage of growth;

• strong interpersonal skills; and

• a collaborative, creative, and enthusiastic approach.

Additionally, the volunteer must be based in the Bay Area and be able to, at minimum, come into IJRC’s San Francisco office for meetings with the Executive Director.

IJRC will consider applications from all individuals who meet the minimum qualifications.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Lisa Reinsberg, Executive Director, at Please indicate your availability by specifying the anticipated number of hours per week, start date, and duration of your volunteer commitment.

Pro Bono Attorneys & Law School Clinics

IJRC is grateful to the pro bono attorneys and to the students and professors in law school clinical programs who have contributed to our work. We welcome expressions of interest in collaborating on discrete projects, such as news posts or feature articles, legal research and writing on specific topics, updates or additions to the IJRC website, human rights defender interviews, and amicus curiae briefs. To propose a specific project or to inquire about opportunities, please email Lisa Reinsberg, Executive Director at