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:

2015 International Human Rights Law Fellow

The International Justice Resource Center (IJRC) welcomes applications for full-time legal fellowships in its San Francisco office beginning no earlier than January 2015. Fellowships are for a minimum of three months, and offer a unique opportunity to gain experience in the practice and analysis of international human rights law and advocacy. Fellows will work closely with IJRC’s Executive Director in developing and implementing projects in 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. Please note that fellowships are unpaid, but IJRC is happy to work with qualified applicants to develop applications for external funding (such as through candidates’ law schools).

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. This position will provide a rewarding opportunity to engage with substantive areas of international law, work 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 www.ijrcenter.org.

Specific duties will depend on current projects and the fellow’s particular interests, but will generally include:

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

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

• Assisting in the development and implementation of training programs on international human rights law and advocacy;

• Liaising with other human rights organizations to familiarize them with IJRC’s services and explore opportunities for collaboration.

Fellows will also participate in IJRC’s awareness raising and outreach events, and may contribute to conceptualizing and creating unique resources and tools for our online resource hub.

Minimum qualifications:

• J.D. or equivalent (by start of fellowship).

• Academic or professional experience in researching or applying international public law.

• Understanding of the international human rights framework.

• A demonstrated commitment to human rights.

• A collaborative, creative, and enthusiastic approach.

Where applicable, please also mention:

• foreign language skills,

• significant international litigation or advocacy experience, and

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

IJRC will consider applications from all individuals who meet the minimum qualifications.  Please note, the IHRL Fellowship position is open to individuals who will have already completed law school by the start of the fellowship.  Law students are welcome to apply to our legal internship program.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Lisa Reinsberg, Executive Director at ijrc@ijrcenter.org by October 31, 2014 or no later than one month prior to any external funding application deadline. In your cover letter, please indicate your availability, specifying the anticipated duration and starting date of the fellowship.


Administrative Intern

The 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.

Applications for the Administrative Intern position will be considered on a rolling basis, but must be received no later than June 30, 2014.  To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Lisa Reinsberg, Executive Director at ijrc@ijrcenter.org.  In your cover letter, please specify the desired duration and start date of the internship.


June 19 Training Volunteers

IJRC invites attorneys and law students in the San Francisco Bay Area to volunteer with us for one day to assist with IJRC’s upcoming training on women’s human rights. Volunteers will gain access to this unique, full-day training; interact with IJRC staff and attendees; and, learn about IJRC’s work, while playing an integral role in the success of the training. This training will be held at UC Hastings College of the Law on June 19. Interested individuals should email a brief note explaining their interest and availability, along with a resume, to IJRC’s Executive Director, Lisa Reinsberg, at lisa@ijrcenter.org. Thank you!