Summer Law Clerk, Washington, D.C.

Deadline: 19/03/2010
Open to: Law school students

The Open Society Institute (OSI) works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve its mission, OSI seeks to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights.

Currently, the OSI-Washington, D.C., office seeks to hire a summer law clerk to work on United States human rights, national security, and criminal justice issues. The summer internship will take place from May – August 2010 and it is designed as a full time position (40 hours/week).

The summer legal research assistant  will work under the supervision of the Senior Policy Analyst for Civil Liberties and Immigration Policy and the Senior Policy Analyst for Domestic Criminal Justice Policy, and his or her duties will include:
* Performing legal research (including LexisNexis and other research tools);
* Drafting legal memoranda, background papers, and other advocacy materials; and
* Attending hearings or meetings and drafting summaries and analyses.

* Law school student, second or third year law student strongly preferred;
* Knowledge of U.S. civil liberties, human rights, and criminal justice issues and immigration policy;
* Ability to work under pressure and to manage workload, to prioritize and manage simultaneous tasks, and to meet deadlines;
* Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills; superior organizational skills; and strong interpersonal skills;
* Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as Internet research;
* Moderate experience using LexisNexis and other legal research tools.

Application procedure
The interested applicant can apply for the position by sending following documents:
1. resume
2. cover letter with salary requirements

The application need to be sent before March 19, 2010 to:
NB. Include job code in subject line: SLC/DC

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