Work for Democracy

Legal Intern

International Refugee Assistance Project

International Refugee Assistance Project

Amman, Jordan
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024
We will prioritize applications received before Feb 15, 2024.
IRAP Jordan seeks to sponsor law students who are participating in a formal law school program to intern at IRAP for a 10-week period from June until August 2024. The legal intern will be supervised by members of our legal team for case-related matters and by a Volunteer Program Manager for logistical preparation and administrative follow-up within the IRAP Jordan office. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in refugee, immigration, and international law, who seek direct experience with displaced people.


  • Conducting screening and intake interviews with at-risk and vulnerable displaced people and identifying applicant needs for direct services and relevant referrals;
  • Conducting factual and legal research in support of direct representation;
  • Drafting memos or application processes for protection or family reunification cases that may be submitted to receiving governments or UNHCR;
  • Supporting outreach to isolated communities and participating in public education efforts;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; pursuing an advanced degree in law, with one year of law school completed, is preferred;
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills;
  • Fluency in oral and written English required; fluency in Arabic preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Sensitivity to client empowerment and to working with clients of all backgrounds, including LGBTI clients, survivors of trauma, and other vulnerable populations;
  • Initiative to see projects through and ability to multitask;
  • Strong interest in refugee processing, immigration law, and human rights;
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 24 hours per week.
Application Process
* 1-page cover letter describing your interest in working with IRAP, including any relevant life or work experience;
* 1-2-page resume;
* Three professional or academic references.
We will review applications on a rolling basis.
IRAP is an equal-opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. IRAP does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic background, religion, political orientation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other protected class. We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all local, state, and federal laws related to the Fair Chance Act.