Job Description

Legal Affairs Intern (This Position is Voluntary)

An opportunity for a law student or graduate to take up a place in a small charity working with refugees and migrants in the UK. The successful applicant will become the Legal Team Leader and be responsible for the running of the ACAA’s free bi-monthly legal clinic, alongside other volunteer tasks. This role would particularly suit a law graduate with an interest in family and immigration law.

Please note this position is voluntary although travel expenses may be covered.

Role description

- To act as a point of contact for law firms providing pro bono services to the ACAA’s beneficiaries.

- To follow up with law firms about legal support provided to clients between every legal advice session.

- To complete administration for the ACAA’s legal services.

- To promote and advertise the ACAA’s legal services.

- To write and proofread external communications from the ACAA.

- To write and proof read blog posts and articles for the ACAA.

- To assist individuals who ask the charity for legal assistance by providing basic information.

- To work with other volunteers to secure funding for all ACAA projects.

Skills:

- Excellent written and spoken English

- Working knowledge of basic legal principles

- Ability to work in a team- Administrative abilities

- Interest in international affairs and the ‘refugee crisis’

Desirable Criteria

Skills:

- A second language, preferably Farsi, Dari or Pashto

- Legal and media networking abilities

Experience:

- Previous record of working for the charity sector

- Previous record of working with migrants

- Previous work with a legal advice service or clinic.

Job Types: Volunteer, Internship

Salary: £0.10 per year

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person


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