Legal Internship Programme

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Intern positions are available for undergraduate law students, postgraduate law students, and newly qualified lawyers at the International Bar Association's offices in London, The Hague and Washington DC.

Founded in 1947, the International Bar Association (IBA) is the world's largest organisation of law societies, bar associations, law firms and individual lawyers. The IBA is involved with cutting edge issues affecting the international legal community and as an intern you can become involved in the work of the Association.
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"I gained a lot of valuable experience during this internship. The pandemic has caused chaos all over the world and it was incredible that the IBA responded in such an organised manner and we were enabled to conduct the internship online. I am delighted that even though all communication was only “through the screen”, I was still able to meet a lot of incredible people. I feel the internship has contributed to my growth on a professional level and as a person."

Nika Salamunic
IBA Executive Office Legal Intern, April - May 2020

Financial Assistance

You will need to be able to support yourself whilst interning with the IBA, however there are some financial grants available for the London office and The Hague interns.

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Intern Newsletters

The IBA Intern Newsletter was created in 2020 and every intern from each programme are invited to submit a short article on a topic of their choice, which is included in the newsletter. 


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"Working at the IBAHRI sharpened my analytical, research, and academic writing skills as well as expanded my professional network. It was a true honour to work alongside a talented, hard-working, and determined group of individuals who made every second of the internship memorable and meaningful. I am glad to have become a part of the IBAHRI community. This internship has reinforced my dedication to the protection of human rights."

Nana Kruashvili
IBAHRI Legal Intern, October – December 2020

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Expand your international network, gain new business and learn about the latest legal developments through IBA digital content and events, with IBA membership. Available for individuals, students, law firms, bar associations and corporations.

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