Internship Opportunity @ IBA, London [October 1-June 28]: Apply by March 25, August 31, November 30

The Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU) is the department within the International Bar Association (IBA) that undertakes research and develops and implements innovative strategies, projects and initiatives that are relevant to business and the rule of law, the global legal profession and the broader global community.

LPRU interns are supervised by staff lawyers with international experience in a range of commercial areas and with a strong interest in issues affecting the legal profession.


  • Conducting legal research, drafting reports and working papers in variety of legal ethics and compliance, anti-corruption, social media and the legal profession, business and human rights, whistleblowing, digital Identity and judicial integrity;
  • Assisting in conducting legal surveys and analysing survey results;
  • Updating information for websites;
  • Contributing to IBA and external publications;
  • Supporting the planning and development of new international legal projects;
  • Supporting the expansion of strategic global initiatives such as the Women Business Lawyers’ Initiative.


  • Advanced studies in business and economic law (Masters / PhD level preferred);
  • excellent research, writing and analysis skills;
  • strong interpersonal oral and written skills;
  • familiarity with computer based legal research;
  • fluency in Spanish, French or Arabic an asset.

Application Details:

Covering letter – this should set out the following:
– Why you wish to be considered for an intern position
– The dates you would be able to take up your position
– Specific research experience and areas of law that you are interested in

Full Curriculum Vitae (CV / resume)

For the application form, click here.

Writing sample – The writing sample could be a legal essay that you have written for your college degree programme or a report that you have written on a legal topic of interest. Sample must be in English only and not more than 4-5 pages in length.

Because of the nature of the internship placements, much of the work will involve writing reports, letters, or assisting in the preparation of academic articles. The writing sample is useful for us to see how you structure a piece of written work and how you form and support an argument.

Letter of reference – a letter from an academic tutor or employer mentioning your academic background, personality and suitability for the internship programme. This should be sent directly by your referee.

If you are applying for funding, your academic referee should state their opinion on your eligibility to receive a grant as part of their overall reference.

To find out what former interns are now doing, please look at our Intern Alumni pages.

Applications, reference letters should be sent via e-mail to [email protected]

Important Dates:

To start internship from October 1 – December 21 2018, apply by May 25 2018

To start internship from January 7 – March 29 2019, apply by August 31 2018

To start internship from April 1 – June 28 2019, apply by November 30 2018


Phone: +44 (0)20 7842 0090
Email: [email protected]

For the Official Website, click here.

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